David Shribman


 President Barack Obama answers a question after his end of the year press conference Dec. 19 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

David M. Shribman: Should presidents put their parties or the people first?

Here’s the reality: The principle of national representation in the presidency is honored only in the breach, and usually briefly.

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 Jeb Bush:  Above the fray or amid the fray?

David Shribman: Enter Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s plunge into presidential waters ends some uncertainties about the 2016 campaign and creates others.

1 week ago


David M. Shribman: All is not calm

This holiday season is full of contention, including within the incoming Republican majority.

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David M. Shribman / History comes in all sizes

But there’s a big debate over ‘Big History’ vs. the history that humans have written down.

3 weeks ago


David M. Shribman: The colors of politics

Democrats face a black-and-white choice for 2016; Republicans a multitude of hues

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