David Broder

Commission could use another Perot

WASHINGTON - It was the starchiest of all pep rallies, a gathering of bipartisan worthies in the Ronald Reagan officebuilding near the White House. They assembled to cheer on President Obama's...

DATE: May 1, 2010 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Castle-Biden race could make Delaware central battle for Senate

WASHINGTON – A year from now, when we are in the final weeks of the midterm elections, voters across the country likely will be focused on a state that rarely has drawn attention from any but its...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Kennedy found partners across the party line in order to win

WASHING-TON - When I first encountered him in Beckley, W.Va., in the spring of 1960, Ted Kennedy was an impossibly handsome 28-year-old, campaigning for his big brother in the Democratic primary...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Question with stimulus not if it worked, but what's next?

WASHINGTON - Before the opponents of health-care reform turned congressional town meetings into shouting matches, they had picked another target. The naysayers announced to the world that the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sotomayor important as woman as much as for ethnicity

WASHING-TON - When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was explaining his decision to become one of the nine Republicans to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he said it was made...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama's drive for health-care reform at a turning point

WASHINGTON - Sooner than anyone had anticipated, President Obama's drive for health reform has reached a crucial decision point - one that well may determine the fate of his biggest domestic...

DATE: July 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dems would be foolish to abuse power of new supermajority

WASHINGTON - Now that the Minnesota Supreme Court has ended the long count on the 2008 Senate race by awarding the seat to Al Franken, Democrats - at least on paper - have the power to pass...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Former lawmakers outline a possible path to health-care reform

WASHINGTON - Fifteen years ago, when Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle was running interference for the Clintons' effort at health-care reform, his goal in life was to enlist Sen. Bob Dole, the hugely...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama making transition from candidate to commander in chief

WASHINGTON - No new president finds that every aspect of the job suits him at once; some duties are inevitably more comfortable than others. What we have witnessed in the last few weeks is Barack...

DATE: May 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Serve America Act a welcome taste of bipartisan agreement

WASHINGTON - When Congress comes back from its current two-week recess, members of both parties will be invited to the White House to celebrate what is, in the context of these times, almost a...

DATE: April 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Caroline Kennedy's departure marks decline of another dynasty

The dynasties are disappearing.The latest proof came when Caroline Kennedy, the only daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy, dramatically removed herself as a possible replacement for Hillary Rodham...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bush's biggest failure was not asking all Americans to sacrifice

In his valedictory interview with the White House press corps and in his farewell address to the nation, President Bush struck a more reflective tone than during most of his two terms in office. He...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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