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  • Eisenhower in War and Peace

    Jean Edward's Smith's new biography obliterates earlier arguments that Eisenhower’s was a dull, torpid presidency.

  • Robert Reich Romney's tax loophole

    Mitt Romney probably manages to pay a 15 percent tax rate by treating his generous compensation from Bain Capital as capital gains. It's a loophole that unfairly benefits high earning private-equity managers.

  • Five big moments in New Hampshire primary history

    The Granite State's first-in-the nation primary has been a launching pad for many a presidential hopeful – but not always. The following are among the most interesting outcomes.Sources: Political Research Quarterly,, New Hampshire Almanac

  • George F. Kennan: An American Life

    John Lewis Gaddis's biography is an important examination of a man who shaped the current American way of life.
    12/29/2011 08:10 am

  • 'Most admired' list: Gingrich up, Palin down; Obama, Clinton still No. 1

    For two years running, President Obama is the man Americans most admire, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is again the most-admired woman, a new Gallup survey shows. But the public’s views of other politicians shifted noticeably in 2011.
    12/28/2011 12:57 pm

  • 5 of America's best presidential losers

    Henry Clay. Al Smith. Thomas E. Dewey. Their names probably prompt hazy recollections of high school history class – but not much else. By missing out on the presidency, many would say they lost their place in history, too. But even those who didn't take the oath on Inauguration Day had their impact. Here are five great examples from Scott Farris's new book 'Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.'
    12/15/2011 11:18 am

  • Walter Rodgers Give the holiday gift with the most staying power

    Even the best Christmas gifts lose their luster within a few months. Books have a staying power few gifts can match. I have nothing left from Christmases long past except my childhood books, each still prized. This season, give books. They are our bulwarks against time, ignorance, and barbarity.
    12/09/2011 12:32 pm

  • Mitt Romney GOP front-runner but wouldn't beat Obama, says poll

    Mitt Romney is ahead of Herman Cain, again. But in a head-to-head race with Barack Obama, Romney would lose, says a new AP-GFK poll
    10/20/2011 10:45 am

  • Decoder Buzz Might New Hampshire relent on its 'first primary' status? Not a chance.

    New Hampshire residents are so determined that they once chose someone who insisted he wasn't even running for president. No way they'll let some other state horn in on their first-in-the-nation turf.
    10/17/2011 02:54 pm

  • Robert Reich The seven biggest economic lies

    This nation can't improve unless more Americans know the truth about the economy
    10/12/2011 05:42 pm

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