Richard Reeves

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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

August 28, 2014

Labor Day -- You Remember 'Labor,' Don't You?

WASHINGTON -- I woke up last Thursday morning to learn that my FedEx man does not work for FedEx. Voices on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" informed me that although FedEx controls just about every minute of its drivers' days, the corporation regards them as "independent... continue

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