| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Third of three articles on state ballot issues
Dee Powell's belief in the ideal of marriage survived the reality of her divorce, and now she is working to preserve the institution as solely the union of a man and a woman.
"Marriage is perfect," Powell...
| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Rush Limbaugh, the whitest man alive...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Letter writer Ilene O'Connell says she "has never been more ashamed" of her country than she was on the evening of Election Day ("Ashamed of country that re-elected Obama," Nov. 8).
She asks, "How can people ignore the doubling of the price of gasoline,...
| Jan 30, 2013
Can Republicans find a way out of the political dead end they marched into during the 2012 campaign? Can President Obama make his second term more productive than the final gridlocked years of his first? Can Democrats and Republicans in Congress relearn...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed.
"If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Dr. Ben Carson says he didn't anticipate the reaction to what he considered his common-sense remarks as keynote speaker this month at the National Prayer Breakfast.
But after video went viral of the trailblazing black neurosurgeon taking jabs at...
| Feb 20, 2013
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's manufactured outrage over President Barack Obama's leaked immigration proposal illustrates the GOP's dilemma: They have to sound like they're doing battle with this president even when they agree with him.
A draft of the...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
“I’m 27. I’m retired. But I still want to compete.”
That’s Olympic champion Michael Phelps talking in “The Haney Project,” a Golf Channel series that stars Tiger Woods’ one-time coach taking on a new...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:13 PM
I can't say I followed Hugo Chavez that closely. What I knew of him was that he was a buffoon who delighted in using over-the-top-rhetoric blasting the United States. He had a weekly TV show on Venezuelan TV that lasted from four to eight hours while he...