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  • Summer reading: History

    Summer reading: History
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: $30 The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
  • Book Review: 'The President and the Assassin' by Scott Miller

    Book Review: 'The President and the Assassin' by Scott Miller
    The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century Scott Miller Random House: 432 pp., $28 Veteran journalist Scott Miller has done something very interesting in his first book: He has conjoined two kinds...
  • Ranking the veeps

    Ranking the veeps
    Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...
  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • The 'assistant president'

    The 'assistant president'
    Today's question: The Constitution doesn't define the vice president's role beyond a handful of government tasks. What should be the role of the vice president? Previously, Edwards and Lichtman discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Feb. 22, 1960

     
    William Pelley Still Haunts Us William Dudley Pelley looks like any other elderly man, but the assumption dissipates itself when he opens his mouth. His hair is gray; his face, lined; his manner of speech, halting, uncertain. A few weeks short of his 70th...
  • Karl Rove's new book has plenty of politics, but reflections on family, youth as well

     
    Karl Rove's new autobiography focuses on politics, but some reviewers have been intrigued by what Rove reveals about his upbringing and family life....
  • 'Glee': A hairlicious distraction before Thanksgiving

     
    Distractions, distractions, distractions. That was the theme of the latest “Glee.” But there is one distraction that I haven’t mastered. What exactly am I going to do when Fox puts the surefire hit on hiatus after the initial 13-episode ru...
  • Abolish the vice presidency

    Sarah Palin is the product of a design flaw -- the unintended consequence of the founders' decision to create the vice presidency. For two centuries, presidential nominees have used the office to balance the ticket by naming a running mate from a...
  • 'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove

    'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove
    Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...