| Jan 10, 2011
| 6:49 PM
(An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 election under any recount scenario.)
Ignore the talk of a partisan cooling-off period following the shooting in Arizona.
Political division has become too...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Jan 24, 2011
President Barack Obama and speechwriter Cody Keenan, a Chicago native, were praised for the president's address after the Arizona shootings. Next comes Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Here are 10 things to talk about:
1. Sometimes a long...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:51 PM
VIENNA (Reuters) - The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler's parents was removed from an Austrian cemetery this week to deter neo-Nazi commemorations of the German dictator.
The owner of the grave in Leonding - an unidentified woman that Austrian...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Dec 21, 2011
When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year.
5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again,...
| Jun 20, 2011
As the events leading up to World War II go, Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 appointment of a na´ve history professor as ambassador to Germany — and the professor's decision to take his adventurous adult daughter with him — rank pretty low in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:19 PM
During a rally in Trenton Thursday, a national union leader likened Governor Chris Christie to Adolf Hitler.
Christopher Shelton, a top official at the Communication Workers of America, began his speech Thursday with, “Good afternoon brothers and...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The ultimatum by the Obama Administration's Department of Health and Human Services to Christian church groups (and by implication Christian medical personal) to abandon their faith exposes further its increasingly totalitarian pagan character ("Fight...