Senators Worth Remembering

The Sixth in an Occasional Series… John McCain might think of himself as a “maverick,” and many politicians aspire to that label, but few...

Mark Hatfield

Not Likely to See His Kind Again I’ve always thought of Mark Hatfield, the Oregon Republican who died on Sunday, as looking and acting...

Now…the News

The new Pew Research Center report dealing with where Americans turn for their daily news fix shows, not surprisingly, that the...

Net Neutrality

I remember years ago interviewing then-Idaho Public Utilities Commissioner Perry Swisher, a smart, opinionated and cantankerous former...

Senators Worth Remembering

The Fourth in a Series… Democrat James Pinckey Pope served only one term in the United State Senate from 1933 to 1939, but left his mark...

Senators Worth Remembering

The Third in a Series… If Reed Smoot, the Utah Republican who represented the Beehive State in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, is...

Senators Worth Remembering

Democrat Edward P. Costigan had a short, but extremely productive and influential tenure representing Colorado in the United States...

Senators Worth Remembering

Sen. Bronson M. Cutting was among the most interesting men to have ever sat in the United States Senate. New York born into a wealthy...

Senators to Remember

The modern Senate has its problems to say the least, including too much blind partisanship and what many scholars see as a growing lack...