Thursday, March 10, 2011
 
OF ALL THE EPITAPHS that might fit him - journalist, columnist, commentator, author, teacher, student of politics - we think our friend and colleague Dave Broder, who died Wednesday at age 81, would probably be most pleased with the one-word description we offer above. Mr. Broder was a columnist for...
"WE HAVE ALREADY engineered the most rapid and forceful set of sanctions that have ever been applied internationally," President Obama boasted last week in one of his rare public statements about Libya. The accuracy of that claim is open to question ; but whether or not it set a record, the...
FOR THE PAST several years, discussions on Capitol Hill about the growing threat of homegrown terrorism have been relatively commonplace - and uncontroversial. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, for example, held a series of hearings on "The Threat of Islamic...
What Broder meant to The Post.
Consider the contrast between two groups of Democrats, in Wisconsin and in the nation's capital.
Japan's latest political scandal is ostensibly about foreigners giving campaign donations. But the true scandal is what the episode shows about continuing Japanese reluctance to welcome anyone who doesn't look and talk like them.
D avid S. Broder , who died Wednesday at 81 , was the best-known and surely the best political reporter of his time. He was fair, thoughtful and astoundingly hardworking, and he earned the admiration of an extraordinary range of American politicians. His judgments could have great influence, as when...
For the better part of a year, Obama administration officials, led by Michael E. Leiter , head of the National Counterterrorism Center and the person principally in charge of assessing terrorist threats, have been warning that this menace now comes in a new "flavor." Al-Qaeda has found it...
After the radiant sunrise of the Arab spring, here's a somber shadow: Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries making the transition to democracy are likely to face severe economic problems over the next several years - ones that could bring chaos if the Arabs and their friends in the West aren't...




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