| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy.
Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Imagine a club that includes people with such diverse public policy opinions as Al Gore and Lindsey Graham, Charles Krauthammer and Paul Krugman, Ralph Nader and Larry Summers. Imagine further that the sole determinant for membership in this club is a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A new series of polls has confirmed the obvious when it comes to a presidential contest still more than two long years from its climax: Hillary Clinton is routing the field among Democrats, and Republican voters are all over the map when it comes to their...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Among former presidents, there's an unwritten rule: Once you leave the game, you don't stand on the sidelines and criticize the man who took your place. You never heard George H.W. Bush attack Bill Clinton. Never heard Clinton slamming George W. Bush....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
With all things Clinton back in the news, a recent musical comedy about the former president will be heading to New York next month as part of the annual New York Musical Theatre Festival.
"Clinton," which was presented at the Edinburgh Festival...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88.
His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear.
But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The famously reclusive J.D. Salinger wouldn't allow himself to be known. And yet assorted authors continue to probe his life. Inevitably, they are forced to reiterate the same few scattered facts other scribes have pored over before. That's the fate...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Emotional and analytical by turn, "The Case Against 8" is a thoroughly engaging documentary that draws back the curtain on one aspect of perhaps the most contentious legal battle of recent years, the fight for marriage equality that went all the way to...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Before it even began, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball had already broken an all-time record, raising over $1.4 million to support the org's mission of assisting those plagued by poverty and homelessness and helping them gain employment.
The 13th annual...