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  • Illustration of David and Charles Koch        The Washington Times

    KEENE: Villainizing the Koch brothers

    Back in the late '70s, Alan Baron, a liberal, labor union-loving McGovernite; Ken Bode, then of the New Republic; and I hosted a biweekly poker game that regularly included three Republicans, three Democrats and one journalist.

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, before a House Appropriations, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the FBI fiscal 2015 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    EDITORIAL: The FBI dumps a 'hate group'

    Something called the Southern Poverty Law Center sounds like a harmless do-good organization of idealistic young lawyers out to make life better for poor folks in the South, most of them likely black. Who wouldn't want to make life better for poor folks?

  • Illustration: Dangerous Democrats by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: The left's crocodile tears for the right

    The American left cares so much for humanity that it even expends copious draughts of compassion toward us, toward you and me, toward suave, degage conservatives. The left's members really fret over how elements of the "extreme right" are undermining the Republican Party, consigning it to oblivion.

  • Andy Griffith (Associated Press)

    Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2012

    Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." Some of the notables who died in 2012 created images in our minds that remained unchanged over decades.

  • Inside Politics: Obama presents ID to vote in Chicago

    President Obama, who criticizes Republicans for passing laws requiring voters to show ID, presented his driver's license at a polling place in Chicago Thursday to vote early.

  • McGovern anti-war candidacy a US cultural landmark

    Abbie Hoffman sobbed that fateful night at the Manhattan apartment of fellow activist Jerry Rubin. So did Rubin and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon was drunk, and out of control, shouting "Up the Revolution!" in mock celebration of a dream defeated.

  • Actor Warren Beatty, one of the many stars who campaigned for Sen. George McGovern in 1972, stands outside the South Dakota senator's headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Associated Press)

    McGovern’s anti-war candidacy was a cultural landmark

    Abbie Hoffman sobbed that fateful night at the downtown Manhattan apartment of fellow activist Jerry Rubin. So did Rubin and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon was drunk, and out of control, shouting "Up the Revolution!" in mock celebration of a dream defeated.

  • McGovern candidacy a cultural landmark

    Abbie Hoffman sobbed that fateful night at the downtown Manhattan apartment of fellow activist Jerry Rubin. So did Rubin and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon was drunk, and out of control, shouting "Up the Revolution!" in mock celebration of a dream defeated.

  • Illustration Obama's Peak by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KEENE: Romney's break from Obama's negativity

    The last time Republicans held a nominating convention in Florida, Richard Nixon and his buttoned-down crew descended on Miami and got a far different reception from that accorded George McGovern, the anti-war Democrat who had been nominated in the very same city just a month or so earlier.

  • Inside Politics: Johnson to leave Congress after winning primary

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Veteran U.S. Rep. Timothy V. Johnson intends to drop his bid for a seventh term and retire, a Republican official said Wednesday.

  • George McGovern, "What it means to be a Democrat"

    ROEMER: Still calling for big government

    After reading this fascinating book by former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, I can quickly answer the riddle of what it means to be a Democrat: holding a passionate belief in the ability of government to solve any problem, particularly if the answers come from Washington, D.C. In other words, no government is too big. In fact, no government is big enough.

  • Illustration: Obama race 2012 by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: The race is on

    I see that President Obama has filed as a candidate for re-election in 2012. I had suggested that he get to work early on his presidential library and forgo the race, but he is insistent. Well, I tried.

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