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Clearing the room for Trump's anger

From the Left / Jamie Stiehm /

WASHINGTON -- "Room clear!"

This is a new thing, when teacher and children clear a kindergarten room so an angry boy can run rampage over it alone.

The concept arises aptly for our time, place and president, whose wild temper bellows all over the city up to the Hill.

I picture the hapless Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's acting chief ...Read more

Biden (and Bernie) Should Leave the Race

From the Left / Jamie Stiehm /

WASHINGTON -- Time for the old men in the Democratic presidential primary to bow out -- Joe Biden on the fourth try and Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., on his second. Age is an issue in the high 70s, as Sanders' heart attack starkly reminds us.

At 76, Biden is fragile in another real sense: He's shown he can't stand up to President Donald Trump's...Read more

Trump knows: Beware the power of Pelosi

From the Left / Jamie Stiehm /

WASHINGTON -- You won't read it in a column by a man -- sorry, guys -- but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has perfect political pitch when it comes to impeaching President Donald Trump. Depend upon it, sir.

Trump knows it, too, which is why he sounds like a desperate man, with dark words like "arrest for treason" and "Civil War" -- when ...Read more

The House: Ready for the Fall

From the Left / Jamie Stiehm /

WASHINGTON -- On fall's first day, political seasons changed suddenly. The winds blow differently between the White House and the Capitol. Impeachment has landed at last.

The days are getting shorter now for President Donald Trump; the nights are lasting longer. And "Nancy's House" is getting madder. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights ...Read more

Beau Biden's Generation Deserves a Chance, Dad

From the Left / Jamie Stiehm /

At 76 going on 77, Joe Biden brings his late son Beau Biden into play in the Democratic presidential race as a poignant reason to run for the third time. Let's look again.

Right in plain sight, front-runner Biden is virtually stealing from his son's generation of leaders.

Some strong contenders are Beau Biden's peers, such as Sens. Kamala ...Read more


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