WASHINGTON - Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.
WASHINGTON - It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast - and one is reluctant to criticize.
WASHINGTON - We have officially reached the take-a-step-back moment in the unfolding - or unraveling - of the Chris Christie alleged bridge/political retribution/Sandy funds political scandal.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's imaginary son is back in town and this time he can't play football.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for.
WASHINGTON - We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really?
WASHINGTON - The question du jour is, why did Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer wait so long to step forward and level her corruption charges at Chris Christie?
WASHINGTON - Everybody's doing it - confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways - so here goes.
WASHINGTON - As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck.
WASHINGTON - In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I've had at least four different reactions.
WASHINGTON - In politics, it's all in how you say things.
WASHINGTON - If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014's midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.
WASHINGTON - America's capacity for optimism and hope has been boundless through much of our short history.
WASHINGTON - The year-end review required of all columnists inevitably brings us to the mailbag and a few clarifications.
WASHINGTON - If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts - the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.
WASHINGTON - Now, now, let's not panic.
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