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The Annotated Frank Rich Archive

December 10, 2012
American Idols

Excerpts from historian Dixon Wecter’s 1941 study, The Hero in America.

December 17, 2012
“Joe Paterno Is Not Something We Dabble In”

Readers of the Harrisburg Patriot-News grapple with the legacy of Penn State’s fallen icon.

December 17, 2012
Suckers for Superheroes

We should have known all along that David Petraeus was cheesy. And Lance Armstrong mendacious. And Joe Paterno a coward. And yet.

November 19, 2012

Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too.

October 22, 2012
End the Fed

Thomas Jefferson takes the long view on the states’ rights movement.

October 22, 2012
The Goldwater Campaign

Catching up with Harry Jaffa, the 94-year-old historian who wrote, “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.”

October 22, 2012
The Tea Party Will Win in the End

This is a nation that loathes government and always has. Liberals should not be deluded: The Goldwater revolution will ultimately triumph, regardless of what happens in November.

September 24, 2012
“I’m Constantly Told, ‘No, You’re Just Making Stuff Up’”

The grassroots in uproar.

September 24, 2012
“Just Imagine What Poor People Are Feeling”

The GOP ticket’s country-club problem.

September 24, 2012
“We Didn’t Really Punch Them”

Why did conservatives lose their audience?

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