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In Major League Baseball, teams are limited to 25 players. (The number increases next year to 26.) To keep track of the athletes for the fans watching the game, the players wear uniforms with numbers. Babe Ruth famously wore number…

GEORGETOWN, South Carolina Marianne Williamson was in the pulpit at Bethel A.M.E. Church Sunday morning, and the sermon she was preaching began with a reference to Esther, the Jewish wife of Persia’s King Xerxes, who saved her people from destruction…

Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s…

Last week, Andrew Yang became the second announced Democratic candidate for president to surpass the 65,000 individual donation threshold to be on the stage in the televised Democratic debates. Yang is the son of Taiwanese immigrants and has a law…

Elizabeth Warren announces her presidential candidacy in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Trips to New Hampshire and Iowa follow immediately thereafter. Already, before formally declaring her candidacy, she faces calls to drop out. The paleface part of Elizabeth Warren once again…

Does the United States spend too much on healthcare or not enough? The governor of the most populous state picks the latter as his answer. Gavin Newsom, the incoming governor of the Golden State, unleashed an ambitious plan to spend…

As we all wend our way to Iowa, the campaigns are on the ground trying to hawk their merchandise to unsuspecting caucus-goers who might happen to drive their minivans around their kids’ soccer matches, using the power of the bumper…

Jay Cost explores the idea that Howard Dean may challenge President Obama from the left in the 2012 Democratic primaries. I agree with him that it’s very doubtful, but I have a slightly different take on how such a challenge…

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