Posted: August 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Tampa | Florida politics has always been its own special fun. Long before the election year ground to a shocking legal halt in the wake of the disputed 2000 election, it was the home of "Walkin’ Lawton" Chiles -- the guy who ran for governor by walking across the state; Terri Schiavo, whose life support drama turned into a national flashpoint; and Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy whose residency dispute singlehandedly revived the Cold War.
So Hurricane Isaac should be a piece of cake.
Posted: August 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm
When I set out to write a book several years ago about a generation of up and coming black political leaders, I had no idea how much would change in the course of a single presidential election cycle.
Posted: August 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Paul Taylor, the executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, has long experience explaining why things happen. When we chatted on the PBS NewsHour this week, the subject was the widening chasm of economic segregation.
Posted: July 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm
I wasn’t exactly wet behind the ears when I arrived at The Washington Post in 1984, but it was close.
There was a wall of glass offices on the north side of the newsroom. When I was not laboring away in a suburban news bureau miles away, I could look across a sea of desks and cubicles and spy the likes of Bob Woodward, Ben Bradlee, David Broder-- and Bill Raspberry.
William Raspberry (Family photo / Washington Post)
Posted: July 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm
I am about to break a promise I made to you. I said this would be a safe space, one that would not turn itself over to rank speculation about the vice presidential sweepstakes.
But the candidates for president have invested so much time and energy trying to change the subject from whatever they don’t want to talk about this week that it has become nearly impossible to land anywhere else.