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What issues matter to Ohio's blue-collar voters? JoAnn Wypijewski reports from the campaign trail.

The Clintons cannot compete with the enthusiasm Obama sets off so they are trying to destroy it. They just may succeed--but at an awful price.

Bill Clinton maintains that the mainstream media has misrepresented his
record on fighting terror. But it will take a generation to meaningfully assess his effectiveness.

You'd think Bill Clinton doesn't know the difference between getting mothers and their children off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

The GOP is an object of popular loathing, yet prospects seem dim for ousting it from power. Three new books explain why: Off Center explores the GOP's genius for subverting the mechanisms of accountability, and Death by a Thousand Cuts and Stand Up Fight Back examine how the Republican machine dominates issues from tax cuts to energy conservation. Plus, the Clinton biography The Survivor looks at the man who once made liberals feel like winners, yet whose legacy holds them back.

John Harris's history of the Clinton Administration deserves much of the praise it has received, but it ignores the media's anti-Clinton animus.

The party knows he has some faults,
But what he has they need: That's schmaltz.
And what he doesn't look is French.
So Bubba's coming off the bench.

Former Presidents have a difficult, even awkward, role. They cope in different ways, but if the past half-century is any guide, we can be certain of one thing: They write their memoirs.

A reader knowing nothing of the 1990s might well come away from Sidney
Blumenthal's lengthy account of The Clinton Wars with the
impression that for eight years, Bill and Hillary Clinton

If the Democratic Party in exile is ever to find a new voice and sense
of purpose, it will first have to get around a peculiar obstacle left
behind by the Clinton era: The man did not really go

Blogs

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

Clinton may be explainer-in-chief, but he left out the gaping hole welfare reform has made in the safety net.

September 6, 2012

Republicans did not want to mention their former president in Tampa. But in Charlotte Democrats followed their former president’s lead. And it could take them all the way in November.

September 6, 2012

The president returned to the battleground state of Wisconsin and gave a well-received speech. But he avoided hot-button labor issues and the trade and industrial policies that are needed to really renew manufacturing.

February 16, 2012

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011

Did Bill Clinton's vigorous campaigning for Blanche Lincoln undermine his stance on climate change?

June 14, 2010

 Bush uses Clinton as Kleenex.

March 24, 2010