Richard Reeves

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August 22, 2014

Is Obama Too Thoughtful to Be President?

LOS ANGELES -- Welcome to Presidency 101. What would you do if you were "the most powerful person in the world" and: Bad guys were chopping off the heads of your fellow citizens far from home in a place you'd like to get out of; at home, your fellow citizens were screaming at each other or... continue

August 06, 2014

None Dare Call It Treason

WASHINGTON -- Hooray! Hooray! The wicked Congress has gone home. So to speak, since most of the members actually live right here in the capital city and environs. But at least they are not in session. I am reminded of something said in early 1866 by Gideon John Tucker, a surrogate judge in New York, who... continue

August 01, 2014

The Rising Tide: Will All Boats Be Lifted?

LOS ANGELES -- We have lived for decades, even centuries, with the economic faith that a rising tide lifts all boats. But what if it doesn't? What happens then, economically and politically? Debate and commentary about the rising tide of income inequality in the United States is remindful of Jesse... continue

July 18, 2014

The Children of the Border

LOS ANGELES -- Last Monday, a chartered flight took 38 mothers and children, who had been held in a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to San Pedro Sula in Honduras. That's a tough town of drug dealers, violence and children soldiers, sometimes called "The Murder Capital of the World." ... continue

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