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Richard Reeves, senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, is an author and syndicated...

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American Hero; American Story


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John Doar died last week at the age of 92. If there was a Greatest Generation, he was one of its greatest men.

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A Revisionist Take on President Obama


There is no shortage of bad news for President Obama, but history may be kinder to the man.

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Say It Ain’t So, Joe!


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I could be mad at Vice President Joe Biden, who has been here in Los Angeles for two days and tied up traffic for miles at a time. But it’s hard. He’s just too nice a guy, even if he talks too much—and worse, these days, tells the truth.

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Learning From History


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It is something of a cliche to quote George Santayana one more time, saying, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But for folks of my age, ignorant repetition has been a constant in our lives. And, of course, it is happening again right now.

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Labor Day—You Remember ‘Labor,’ Don’t You?


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Labor Day is a farce. Even public employees—read Wisconsin!—are losing what security America offers. At the minimum, the first Monday in September should be called "Reagan Day."

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Is Obama Too Thoughtful to Be President?


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The presidency is not what it seems or what we (and the president) wish it were.

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None Dare Call It Treason


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The minority leader and the speaker have done their best to prevent the president from presiding, and they have done even more to prevent the Congress from legislating or fulfilling most of its other constitutional duties.

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Richard Reeves
Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves, senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, is an author and syndicated columnist whose column has appeared in more than 100 newspapers since 1979. He has received dozens of awards for his work in print, television and film.

Educated as a mechanical engineer, Richard Reeves began his career in journalism at the age of 23, founding the Phillipsburg Free Press in Phillipsburg, N.J. He has been a correspondent for the Newark Evening News and the New York Herald Tribune and was the chief political correspondent of The New York Times. He has also written for numerous other publications, becoming national editor and columnist for Esquire and New York Magazine along the way. Named a “literary lion” by the New York Public Library, Reeves has won a number of print journalism awards and has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and juror.

In 1975, Reeves published his first book, “A Ford, not a Lincoln.” His “President Kennedy: Profile of Power” is now considered the authoritative work on the 35th president, has won several national awards and was named the Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993 by Time and Book of the Year by Washington Monthly.

Reeves has also worked extensively on television and in film. He was chief correspondent on “Frontline.” He has made six television films and won all of television’s major documentary awards: the Emmy for “Lights, Camera . . . Politics!” for ABC News; the Columbia-DuPont Award for “Struggle for Birmingham” for PBS; and the George Foster Peabody Award for “Red Star over Khyber” for PBS. He has also appeared in two feature films, “Dave” and “Seabiscuit.”

In 1998, he won the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association for distinguished contributions to the understanding of American politics. He was the Goldman Lecturer on American Civilization and Government at the Library of Congress that year; the lectures were published by Harvard University Press under the title What the People Know: Freedom and the Press.

His book, “Daring Young Men,” a history of the Berlin Airlift pulblished in 2010 gained much acclaim and his latest book is"Portrait of Camelot: A thousand days in the Kennedy White House”(2010). He is currently working on a book on the internment of Japanese and Japanese-Americans by the United States government during World War II..

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