Jess Bidgood

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George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

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Bush was a model of gentlemanly public service that has, in some ways, been abandoned.

Ayanna Pressley finds her footing in Washington

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The Roxbury congresswoman-elect campaigned as an outsider, but shows a savvy understanding of “the swamp.”

Despite youthful blue wave, age and power still intertwined in Washington

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Perhaps most jarring to this year’s freshmen, three Democrats in their late 70s are running unopposed in elections this week for the top leadership spots in the House.

Charlottesville voters saw a chance to make a statement

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The midterms held a particular resonance for some residents of a city who had watched an all-too-real incarnation of hatred and fear spill into its streets.