| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Now that the Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act will shift a few blocks away to another Washington courtroom, where a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:14 AM
It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, archconservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Six months ago, as the scandal over the George Washington bridge closure was putting Chris Christie's political future in doubt, the New Jersey governor's idol, Bruce Springsteen, hit him where it hurt: He performed a Bridgegate parody of "Born to Run" on...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:57 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong.
"I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:37 AM
In a cabin built in the 1750s, just a few hundred feet from a 201-year-old stone bridge across the quiet Casselman River, a man sits at a slab of a wooden table, an array of carving tools spread before him.
The rush of traffic from nearby Alternate U.S....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On the terrace at the UCLA Hammer Museum, artist Piero Golia is carving an enormous sculpture from white polystyrene foam. The ongoing public performance is part of the newly opened Hammer biennial, "Made in L.A. 2014," on view through the summer....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:25 AM
President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...