| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Walter Isaacson, aka the biographer of Steve Jobs, is a brilliant writer who long ago became frustrated with his inability to answer two seemingly simple questions:
Who invented the computer?
And who invented the Internet?
Al Gore is the incorrect...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The U.S. Ebola coordinator Ron Klain plans to return to his private sector job by the end of February, capping speculation that the seasoned political aide would play a broader White House role for the rest of President Barack Obama's tenure.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:21 AM
While Larry Hogan triumphed in the Maryland governor's race, his fellow Republicans won legislative and the county council seats in Dundalk for the first time in decades, completing a dramatic partisan shift in one of the state's once reliably...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
I'm going out on a limb here, but Bernie Sanders is not going to be our next president. Still, the independent socialist senator from Vermont is sounding more and more like a man who intends to defy the doubters and run. And he could play an important...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians.
Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River.
It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan elections open to all voters starts Friday in Broward County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections.
For starters, there are more locations, and some are...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
My darkest secret? Until this year, at the age of 27, I had never registered to vote.
Just under the wire, I finally succumbed to the shame and ridicule and registered online in Illinois. Here are some reasons, either legitimate and extremely stupid,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Think things can't get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility?
If so, you would be...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:56 PM
I’m going to be a contrarian on this “Ebola Czar” issue, I’m afraid. A lot of people are saying Barack Obama made a purely political appointment when he named Ron Klain, a former aide to Joe Biden and Al Gore, to the post of...
| 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...