| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.
Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
| Mar 8, 2013
After three months of licking the wounds of his defeat, Mitt Romney surfaced this week on Fox News with a somewhat unexpected rationale for his disappointing election outcome. What cost him the White House, he seemed to say, was what he loved to call...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 10:01 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – Noting concerns about Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican officials announced late Saturday they would be severely curtaining the scheduled Monday programming – a decision that left at least one local delegate with mixed feelings....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:49 PM
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:29 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is that this week's Republican National Convention needs to make Mitt Romney more "likable" — to replace his image as a frosty billionaire with the warmer (and, friends say, more accurate) picture of a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:32 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the bombastic, unfiltered Republican who gave the convention's, tame by his standards, keynote speech the night before, told Pennsylvania delegates Wednesday morning it was Mitt Romney's interplay with Christie's children...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Last week, I joined the Connecticut delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., It was my fourth convention and in many respects the most important.
Certainly we experienced the usual trivial aspects of convention life —...
| Sep 6, 2012
At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic...
| Sep 9, 2012
"Vagina: A New Biography" by Naomi Wolf (Ecco / 400 pages / $27.99 )
"The End of Men — and the Rise of Women" by Hanna Rosin (Riverhead / 320 pages / $27.95)
In June, Republican state representatives in Michigan silenced Democratic colleague...
| Sep 29, 2012
"I need your advice," my neighbor Babble said to me.
Here I am as always, your own personal Dr. Phil, I replied. What's up?
"I'm trying to remember those old commercials: What took the waxy yellow buildup off your floor? Also, what prevented ring around...