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Monday, March 19, 2018

Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

NEW YORK — The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why there’s a boomlet for Jeb Bush, a man who dares […]

April 17, 2014

Our Trust Survives

Last month, I was reading a newspaper in a coffeehouse in downtown Providence, R.I., when a stranger walked over to me and pointed to a nearby table. “Would you mind watching my laptop while I run to my car?” he said. I returned his smile and said, “Sure.” I must look pretty harmless, because it’s […]

September 9, 2011

The New Pride of the Yankees

There still is, we learned this week, genuine hope for the human race. It was not to be found here in Washington, where noisy public squabbling over whether to take the United States into Chapter 11 or to raise the nation’s legal debt limit has continued to dominate. No, hope came to us in the […]

July 16, 2011