Richard Reeves

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October 24, 2014

A Revisionist Take on President Obama

LOS ANGELES -- "Democrats Worry Obama Is Helping Their Rivals" was the headline over an article last Friday in the Los Angeles Times. I think that was the one thousandth piece I have read in the last couple of months saying that the president has low approval ratings and will hurt Democratic candidates in... continue

October 16, 2014

Cuba: Let's Get Over It

LOS ANGELES -- "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these are, 'It might have been.'" So said John Greenleaf Whittier more than a hundred years ago. Anyone teaching history at a university might amend that to say the saddest words he hears are these: "I wasn't born... continue

October 08, 2014

Say It Ain't So, Joe!

LOS ANGELES -- I could be mad at Vice President Joe Biden, who has been here for two days and tied up traffic for miles at a time. But it's hard. He's just too nice a guy, even if he talks too much -- and worse, these days, tells the truth. In fact, he had to apologize to a few countries last week... continue

September 29, 2014

Learning From History

It is something of a cliche to quote George Santayana one more time, saying, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But for folks of my age, ignorant repetition has been a constant in our lives. And, of course, it is happening again right now. When I first was in... continue

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