RBG Is the Point of Your Vote

October 16, 2020

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, a flood of tributes and future promises rose among her many admirers. To visit the front of the Supreme Court those […]

Convention-Unlike-Any-Other Has Some Good Points

August 20, 2020

For one thing, media pundits across the political spectrum have remarked that the on-site roll call was more refreshing and relevant than credentialed delegates in a large hall.  

Democrats Open Unconventional Convention

August 17, 2020

D.C. events include a kickoff at 6:30 p.m. with former Georgia Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, and the opening event at 7:30 p.m. with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Mayor Muriel Bowser. 

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Pelosi’

May 28, 2020

Molly Ball’s book is expertly crafted and thoroughly researched, but readers are kept at a remove, being deprived of on-the-record quotes from Pelosi’s family, friends, colleagues and adversaries.

Joseph Lowery: The Dean of Hope

April 7, 2020

The civil rights leader, a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died on March 27.

The Freedom of Toni Morrison

August 7, 2019

When she learned of the much-honored novelist’s death, our writer thought about all that Morrison meant to her as a writer and a black woman.

John McCain: The Long Goodbye

September 3, 2018

The presence and participation of the two presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was practically an ode to embracing bipartisanship, as opposed to a eulogy for it, as well as a kind of affront to the absence of President Donald Trump.

Sen. John McCain, Gone Too Soon at 81

August 27, 2018

McCain had qualities that might have inspired us moving forward: humor, the experience of suffering, a heroic nature, principles and honor, a natural optimism about American virtues and the nation’s future.

Obama, Biden Do Lunch at Dog Tag Bakery

July 30, 2018

The casually dressed duo greeted some of the Dog Tag fellows, who are learning about baking and cooking and how to run a business at the nonprofit bakery.

South Africa and the World Mark Mandela Centenary

July 16, 2018

July 18 is the centenary of Nelson Mandela, who, after 27 years of imprisonment, led his African National Congress to a world-changing victory in 1994.