| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:35 PM
In the end, Kansas Republicans flirted but did not stray.
Kansans sent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts back to the Senate for a fourth term Tuesday night, after an unexpected nail-biter in this bastion of reliably conservative politics. Roberts beat independent...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The year was 1987, and Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, aiming for the White House, got sidelined when the Miami Herald caught him in the company of a woman other than his wife. In Matt Bai's analysis, Hart was done in by a conjunction of sexual politics and a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...