| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:21 AM
Did I detect a bit of snark about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, after reporters noted that California’s top trio of politicians – our two long-serving U.S. senators and our four-term governor –are all well past 70 years old?...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.
Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 12:30 PM
When Michelle Kwan was 16 and had just won the first of what would be five world figure skating titles, she began to wonder what her life would be like at age 30.
"I thought, 'Will I still be skating, still be training a long program every day?''' Kwan...
| Sep 6, 2012
WILLIAMSBURG — Mike Whan played Augusta National twice during the late 1990s. Shot 80 the second time, from the tips. Not bad for an 8-handicapper.
Will the LPGA Tour that Whan directs ever play a tournament at this country's — the Old Course...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof.
Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Silly me. I thought American colleges were bastions of free speech, where faculty and students believe in "the marketplace of ideas."
Not at Haverford College, Smith College or Rutgers University.
Each of these institutions of higher learning...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Eastern Connecticut State University adjunct professor Brent Terry got caught saying what he thinks Monday, when an anonymous student recorded the creative writing teacher's rantings. Terry is a paranoid left-winger who used his classroom to spew his fury...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The NFL is all about making billions of dollars a year selling its brand of glitzy gladiatorial violence and power.
The kind of violence and power Ray Rice showed.
Not what Rice showed in a hotel elevator when he punched his wife's lights out and then...