| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:51 PM
One of the chief points of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s torture of prisoners at its secret detention camps is that the expressed justifications for the often brutal interrogations shifted depending on circumstances. A prime example is...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Two weeks ago, John F. Kerry, America's peripatetic secretary of State, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” In the annals of American diplomacy, Kerry's hug — even with its requisite reference to Gen. John...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Here's an idea that periodically develops traction across the political spectrum, even though it's not particularly likely to be implemented: A one-year, nonmandatory national service program for Americans ages 18-28.
One focus for this notion is the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:32 PM
A federal jury Monday convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for revealing to reporter James Risen highly classified details of a U.S. operation designed to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.
Sterling, 47, of Missouri was convicted of six...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a 499-page executive summary Tuesday, which includes graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:25 PM
The show Monday night was forecast to draw the largest audience in cable television history. A 30-second advertising spot was going for as much $1 million.
The cause of all this attention: the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game....
| 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?...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Ah, the new year — better known as the time when all those cliche stories appear in print and online. You know: New Year's resolutions, making sure the 2015 you isn't as depressing as the 2014 you ... the AWESOME things you MUST experience in the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Their previous contests inspired graphic artists to imagine Disney characters as cast members of "Orange Is the New Black" or to dream up the best uses for North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's hair. Now Alec Lynch and Adam Arbolino, co-founders of...