WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is a gifted politician. But a president is judged by the gifts he leaves behind. Following his fourth national election as party leader, Democrats are taking stock of what they have received.
The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn't matter much to progressives.
The Republican debate about the shape of the political future has begun.
"Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease," Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone.
One of the strangest aspects of political discussions these days is that the word "liberal" gets tossed around as an insult.
It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."
Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
They were fired up and ready to go home.
The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.
So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.
In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.
There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.
Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.
Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.
If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.
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