| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:42 PM
"Is it going to hurt?" the very pregnant young woman at the center of "Motherhood the Musical" asks the trio of older, wiser friends who've popped round for a baby shower and, like you do, to sing a few original musical numbers in the mother-to-be's...
| 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...
| 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 2, 2012
| 1:27 AM
It's halftime in America, as Clint Eastwood once said.
Halftime, that is, for that part of America that's glued to the television set (or, now, the smartphone screen) whenever political conventions are underway.
The Republicans have fled steamy Tampa,...
| 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...