National Perspective

National Perspective by David Shribman

January 24, 2015

Romney's Non-Campaign

Defeated once for the Republican presidential nomination, defeated the next time for the White House, Mitt Romney never was at the center of Republican affection. Now that he's contemplating a third try for the presidency, he's suddenly the man at the center of Republican attention. He's the guy... continue

January 17, 2015

Bushes V. Romneys

The agony is palpable. It comes through in conversations, in awkward moments of silence, in audible sighs. Ordinarily politics is full of the crassest instincts, the basest motives, the meanest impulses. But this is different. This is a matter of loyalty, friendship, battles fought, values shared --... continue

January 10, 2015

The New Year in Politics

So the seventh year of the Barack Obama administration, the first year of the new Republican Congress and the year before the 2016 presidential election now begins. Like most years, it begins with much promise. Like most years, it also holds great peril. But 2015 brings with it an unusual number of... continue

January 03, 2015

The New Year in Politics

So the seventh year of the Barack Obama administration, the first year of the new Republican Congress and the year before the 2016 presidential election now begins. Like most years, it begins with much promise. Like most years, it also holds great peril. But 2015 brings with it an unusual number of... continue

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