| Jan 25, 2012
As Newt Gingrich lashes out at "liberal elites," Mitt Romney is casting the 2012 campaign as "free enterprise on trial" -- and Mr. Romney defines free enterprise as achieving success through "risk-taking." U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue,...
| Jan 27, 2012
Two major political events shared center stage this week -- the traditional presidential State of the Union address and what could be a showdown in Florida in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination. The contrast between the tones of the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
President Obama added nearly 100 fundraising heavy-hitters -- among them Hollywood stars and financial titans -- to his reelection effort in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a list released by his campaign today.
In all, the campaign...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Donald Trump plans to announce his support for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney on Thursday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms.
The real estate mogul and outsized media personality is set to make an official announcement of his endorsement...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Under the tutelage of her journalism teacher, Alice Engh spent two years laboring over the Crescenta Valley High School student newspaper, assigning stories and hitting deadlines.
“She taught me to be not just a good editor and a good writer,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Paging Mr. Fezziwig.
One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Bloomin’ Brands Inc., the Tampa-based owner of the Outback Steakhouse chain, is aiming for as much as $321 million in its initial public offering.
The company, which first filed for the IPO in April, expects shares to be priced between $13 and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
China should be at the center of the 2012 Republican campaign for the White House. Unless Mitt Romney emphasizes specific solutions for creating jobs by ending unnecessary outsourcing to the Middle Kingdom, he won't win.
President Barack Obama's...
| Jul 29, 2012
When the Olympic Games began almost 30 centuries ago in ancient Greece, rulers of city-states proclaimed an "Olympic truce," a ban on warfare to allow athletes, poets and spectators to attend without getting speared.
It would be nice to think that this...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.