by Harriette Cole onDecember 8, 2010
In many ways, Elizabeth Edwards' life played out like a very public soap opera: the loss of a child, infidelity, terminal illness, baby-mama drama. She handled the drama with dignity. We should all take note.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJune 3, 2011
The former presidential candidate is charged with six counts related to campaign contributions used to hide his mistress.
July 16, 2010
Edwards' former friend is officially a foe, landing a movie deal to further expose his former boss.
by Helena Andrews onMarch 18, 2010
Sometimes setting the record straight has nothing to do with truth telling—and everything to do with staking out territory that wasn't yours in the first place.
January 29, 2010
This week on The Confab: The not-so-big message behind the president's State of the Union address, why Chris Matthews forgot that he was white and the fading headlines on Haiti's recovery. Plus, the unappealing iPad and "trifling" state of John Edwards. Join The Root's managing editor Joel Dreyfuss as he talks with senior culture writer Teresa Wiltz, Washington reporter Dayo Olopade and The Root's regular contributor Kai Wright.
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* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
October 2, 2009
Well, the word is in for the 2016 Olympics, and it’s bad news for my hometown, Chicago. The International Olympic Committee announced that Rio de Janeiro will host the games--but the voting pattern mirrors somewhat the dynamic that handed Barack Obama the Iowa caucuses held in January 2008.
September 21, 2009
John Edwards' latest predicament is like that old vaudeville joke: The screwing he got wasn't worth the screwing he got.
by Alice Bonner onJanuary 8, 2009
Those who assume my automatic allegiance to Barack (a fine candidate) or to Hillary (an exemplary woman in many ways) are taking the shallow view. My pick for Democratic nominee is John Edwards. Here's why I like him.
by Alice Bonner onJanuary 5, 2009
It took a white man to finally put the issue of poverty back on the agenda.
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