Richard Reeves

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November 13, 2014

American Hero; American Story

LOS ANGELES -- In the final months of any presidency, the men and women serving in the administration are ready to leave and move on with their lives. That was true of Harold Tyler, a New York lawyer who was the deputy attorney general for civil rights as the Eisenhower administration was winding down in 1960. But he... continue

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

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