| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:40 PM
There's a lot of dead time at Thanksgiving, particularly if you're not a football fan.
Family gatherings tend to be full of ne'er-do-wells who have nothing to contribute and spend the time watching TV, napping or annoying the cooks. I know, because I'...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
The news has been so wretched...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
— Newton's Third Law of Motion
America's Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what if any damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Taking a page from the pope's playbook, incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will forgo the historic Gold Coast mansion that has housed the city's archbishops for more than a century, opting for more modest digs inside the rectory of Holy Name...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Columnist Kevin Rennie is way off base saying that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy "would have said awful things" about the Roosevelts or Kennedys, and "how their wealth created an insurmountable barrier between them and the people of the nation" [Oct. 19, "Ideas...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The November election cannot come quickly enough for me.
The constant and repetitious attack ads are not only annoying but silly.
Democrats accuse Republicans of primarily being wealthy. If wealth was a condition of exclusion from political office,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof"
Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Why is Barack Obama so hated?
The question cropped up several times Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News political director John Dickerson looked at what will follow next week's midterms if the Republicans win the Senate.
"The question is after this...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...