| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:32 PM
Ellen Raff: I didn't use to think it mattered, but in today's environment, it would probably be nearly impossible.
Kevin White: Love is a complex dance to begin with. It's hardly explainable by personality traits, let alone politics. [James]
| Apr 19, 2015
| 7:42 AM
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must do whatever is necessary, including going to war, to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
"Iran doesn't need nuclear power, peaceful nuclear power," Florida's Republican U.S. senator...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:00 PM
No matter who becomes the Republican candidate for president in 2016 — Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rush Limbaugh — Hillary Clinton will be the favorite to win.
Republicans and Hillary bashers - which means all Republicans - don’t want...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:18 PM
Dan Price was about a mile into a Sunday hike on scenic Mt. Si when he knew what he had to do to change his life — and the lives of others.
His hiking partner and close friend had just been notified that her rent was going up. She had no idea...
| Apr 10, 2015
Remember way back when Bill Clinton was nominated for president in 1992? His first big decision was to choose a running mate. When he selected Sen. Al Gore, the political gurus pounced: big error, two good-old Southern boys, too much alike, limited...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:30 PM
It didn't take long for America to assert its lesser self after two police officers were shot in what officials quickly called an ambush in Ferguson, Mo.
Social media, so often a barometer of all that is wrong with the collective soul of America,...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The burgeoning ranks of tea party "patriots" who have gotten themselves elected to Congress and state legislatures have identified yet another threat to the soul of America: Advanced Placement U.S. history guidelines.
Republican legislators in Oklahoma,...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:12 AM
On paper, Rand Paul offers a lot to appeal to me. My thinking is broadly libertarian; the greatest influence on my understanding of public policy has been Milton Friedman, whom I discovered at a young age. Paul is the most libertarian candidate in my...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:57 AM
If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix.
One pot of home-brewed Starbucks...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Frankly, I don't think anyone in America should question a black person about his or her love of country. So it angered me to hear Rudy Giuliani do just that in asserting that President Barack Obama does not love America. It angered me to hear him...