| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:57 PM
In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:04 AM
In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world.
Today, as one...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Run for your lives! We're threatened by Islamic State terrorists, computer hackers, the Ebola virus and tensions with the Russians that threaten to reawaken the Cold War. But don't be afraid to read these 10 items:
1. Scientists say we get goose bumps...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician.
In most media accounts, references were made to...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:57 PM
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: "From the hard streets of Queens, Mario Cuomo rose to the very pinnacle of political power in New York because he believed in his bones in the greatness of this state, the greatness of America and the unique...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:10 PM
In screenwriter Charles Brackett's diary entry for Aug. 18, 1936, he recalls working for the first time with Billy Wilder, with whom Paramount had paired him to write the comedy "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife."
"Worked with Billy Wilder, who paces constantly,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A counterculture musical based on a 1936 anti-pot propaganda film might seem like an unusual choice for a student-run production at a university.
But Lehigh University student Emma Gifford says the outrageous tongue-in-cheek "Reefer Madness" is an ideal...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Think it's tough keeping track of the players at a football game? Try breed-spotting at this weekend's AKC / Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando. The American Kennel Club recognizes 180 different dog breeds for competition. Here's just a few winning...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 7:36 PM
The three elderly men walked slowly to the front of the American Legion hall and settled into a row of chairs by the podium. They wore Hawaiian shirts, and white pants and shoes, and the words emblazoned on each of their caps noted their place in history:...