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  • Who made gender an issue?

    Who made gender an issue?
    Today's question: Is gender more a media obsession or a real concern of voters? How likely is it that former Hillary Clinton supporters will break for John McCain because of Sarah Palin? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed whether a socially...
  • Is Palin's parental prowess fair game?

    Is Palin's parental prowess fair game?
    Today's question: Is a female candidate's performance as a mother truly off limits during a campaign? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed the GOP’s downplaying of Cindy McCain's success as a businesswoman, the media’s focus on...
  • Obama must right the wrongs

    Obama must right the wrongs
    American power is rooted in American values, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week at her Senate confirmation hearing. Unfortunately, we've learned the hard way that the United States cannot credibly promote values it is...
  • A progressive ascendancy?

    Perlstein and Cannick conclude their Dust-Up today with a discussion on the prospects of long-term Democratic Party success. Previously, they discussed the reasons for the left's apparent national strength, the compatibility of progressive politics and...
  • Is Bush tying Obama's hands?

    Is Bush tying Obama's hands?
    Today's topic: In its final months, the Bush administration has issued dozens of "midnight regulations" -- rule changes that can have far-reaching effects but need no debate in Congress -- including permitting mining near the Grand Canyon and taking...
  • Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist

    Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist
    Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
  • California needs redistricting reform

    California needs redistricting reform
    Willie Brown made it clear. Speaking in Denver two weeks ago, the former Assembly speaker told California Democrats gathered for the party's national convention that they were duty-bound to keep their most important power -- drawing legislative district...
  • Shades of blue

    Today, Cannick and Perlstein discuss the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party. Previously, they weighed the causes of the party's apparent national strength, assessed the compatibility of progressive politics and traditional religious values,...
  • Unions shortchange teachers

    Unions shortchange teachers
    Just a few weeks into the new school year, and in the midst of an important political season at the state and national level, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the relationship that the teachers unions have with their members. Much has been...
  • Bicoastal constitutional conundrum

    Bicoastal constitutional conundrum
    The nation's two mega-states are poised to embark on constitutional experiments of a scale not seen since Philadelphia in 1787. Prominent New York leaders want to call a convention to enact term limits, an unfettered initiative process and a limit on...
  • Letters to the editor

    Chinese claim on Tibet doubted Re "China's view of Tibet," Opinion, April 25 Kishore Mahbubani makes the mistake of viewing Tibet's history, the recent uprising and the West's response through the prism of governments instead of people. The Tibetan...