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Today is my father's "yahrzeit," the anniversary of his death. It's the custom to light a candle and say the kaddish. The prayer takes me back to the summer of 1980. The cancer my father would never acknowledge was shrinking him away — just as the record-setting drought that summer was shrinking away the trees, the crops, the grass.... It all seemed to fit together.
Presidential candidates, put away your laundry lists. That's the advice of political psychologist Drew Westen, who urges politicians to focus less on appealing to the head and more on targeting the heart.
Hillary Clinton may be pulling away from the pack of Democratic contenders, but she's still playing it safe. She's quick to stake out territory that puts her in the mainstream of Democratic opinion, even if it means disavowing her own past positions — or her husband's.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her husband's record on homosexual rights last night in an emotional exchange with singer Melissa Etheridge during a broad forum hosted by the Human Rights Campaign.
The 2008 election is conventionally believed to be a change election. So far, there is some evidence to suggest that it will be — although we won't in fact know until election night — and perhaps not for many years thereafter.