National Perspective

National Perspective by David Shribman

August 30, 2014

In Irons

Summer isn't officially over, but this weekend is the traditional finale to that sweet season of beaches, peaches and breaches of attention. It's back to work, back to school and back to our knitting. And what a tangled skein has been knitted during those sun-splashed months of Michigan... continue

August 23, 2014

The Price of Being on Top

The NFL preseason still has a few days left. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left -- for every candidate but Hillary Rodham Clinton. For Clinton, familiar to Americans as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state, there is no preseason. She's been at the... continue

August 16, 2014

Where Is the GOP Heir Apparent?

The party of the next guy has no next guy. For more than two generations, the Republican presidential nominating process has had an immutable internal logic to it: The next guy in line gets the nomination. That's how every Republican president of the post-Eisenhower era has won his party's... continue

August 09, 2014

As New Cold War Threatens, Berlin Reminds Us What We Stand For

BERLIN -- For more than a half-century this was a capital in moral isolation -- and the capital of moral isolation. Throughout the reign of Adolf Hitler, Berlin warped the physics of Europe. It was at the center of Europe geographically, but utterly isolated morally. With the exception of a few... continue

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