| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
There are two major theories about why Mitt Romney is dropping in the polls. One is that Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case. The other is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOPhas become...
| Oct 3, 2012
We imagine there are folks who watch the presidential debates to carefully consider the candidates' stands on free trade and job creation and health care reform.
We watch them to carefully consider how the candidates use language. If a John McCain-...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:28 AM
We love presidential debates: the theatrics, the clearly rehearsed talking points, moderator Jim Lehrer! But we also love the chance it provides to drink (we’re talking about watching politicians talk for 90 minutes, here).
So here’s b’...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Vice President Joe Biden's wife will visit Allentown next week when she returns home to Pennsylvania for a seven-city tour as an advocate for her husband and the Obama campaign.
Dr. Jill Biden, the English school teacher raised in Willow Grove,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Ann Romney, tasked this campaign cycle with "humanizing" Mitt Romney, will raise money for her husband in Harrisburg later this month.
The early evening reception at the Harrisburg Hilton on Monday Oct. 15 costs a couple $1,000 to $15,000 to attend, or...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:01 AM
Even if Caryn Elaine Johnson had never changed her name to Whoopi Goldberg, chances are she would have made a splash. Talent will out.
The 56-year-old Goldberg, who will offer a sampling of that talent at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to lie your way out of a dinner party and the only way you can get the guy you just stabbed to shut up is by snapping his neck? Nicholas Brody's been there.
Brody's bad day, at the center of this week's...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:45 AM
After months of enjoying strong leads over their Republican challengers in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey are leading their opponents by only a few points with three weeks until Election Day.
Obama is up over Mitt Romney...