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Trump: History in the making

05 04 16

(CNN) Too often these days, we in the media like to proclaim that an event is “historic” when, in truth, it is a mere footnote. But after the Indiana primary, it really is true that historians will long be wondering…

Ted Cruz: Now the odds-on favorite

04 06 16

Geraldo Mora/Getty Images (CNN) With his decisive victory in Wisconsin, Sen. Ted Cruz has not only shaken up the Republican presidential race, but heading into the homestretch, he has suddenly become the odds-on favorite to win the nomination in Ohio.  With…

Nancy Reagan’s real role in the Reagan White House

03 08 16

(CNN) Some years ago, I asked an eminent presidential historian, David Herbert Donald, what asset a president needs most. He thought briefly and answered, “A friend.” That response has resonated with me ever since and instantly recurred Sunday when sad news arrived…

Opinion: Making history: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blaze trails

03 02 16

(CNN) Even as we in the commentariat dig into the entrails of Super Tuesday voting — for example, asking how many left-handed, 24-year-old Lutherans caucused in Minnesota and how they voted — we should not overlook the larger significance of this…