| May 8, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Eight years ago, while traveling through a small town in a developing Middle East country, I found myself in conversation with a stranger about our cultures’ differing views on sex. After a few minutes, he came to a word he couldn’t quite...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:43 PM
There’s no way around it. The Clintons, as everybody and her mother has pointed out, have baggage. Lots of it. More than any other American political family at this point. And their baggage is relevant at this point for one reason alone: Hillary may...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Monica Lewinsky, the presidential paramour, has resurfaced in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine— breaking her silence, again!— to discuss her nearly-2-decades-old affair with President Clinton.
Pull the file photos, cue the blue-dress...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Once again, Bill Clinton proved that being an ex-president, surrounded by the rosy glow of the past, beats being the current pilloried resident of the White House.
A Wednesday night guest on comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night ABC show, Clinton was...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Michelle Obama, who has been an effective if tamped-down first lady, took her daughters and mother to China this week. The seven-day trip, which ends Wednesday, is not much different from other most traditional first lady trips, where highly choreographed...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
When it comes to presidential politics, I sometimes wonder if Republicans are just too divided to do what they need to do in order to win elections -- as in the case of immigration reform. But sometimes I wonder if they really want to win -- or if their...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Weeks before its release, "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country" set the media universe popping and fizzing. And no wonder.
The unauthorized biography of the media titan...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Commander in chief, leader of the free world, POTUS (President of the United States) — these are common monikers for the U.S. president.
Yet after taking Patrick Heline's class on presidential malfeasance, one might come up with a few other...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- Admitting mistakes even as he laid out ambitious plans to improve schools and reform criminal justice, Gov. Chris Christie tried to restart his political agenda Tuesday in the middle of the swirling scandal over the George Washington...