| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Dr. David Greenfield's lunchtime patient was a no-show on Monday, so I snagged the chance for a turn on his office couch.
Well, virtually at least. Appropriate, considering the psychiatrist is a leading authority on how virtual lives are taking over...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Today marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. It was a landmark event, one that changed the course of history and left a nation forever shaken. The assassination was one of those events where you’ll never forget where you were,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Last time we saw the Governor (his cameo last week excluded) he was gunning down his own people and driving off to parts unknown. Now? It's all fist bumps and pinkie swears.
After existing off-screen as a boogieman for most of the season, the Governor...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Charlie Crist and George LeMieux were once the partners in a political marriage that benefited both greatly.
But that was when both were Republicans.
Now Crist is attempting to win back his old job as a Democrat.
And LeMieux, a former Broward...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:21 PM
— As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I need to know how to build a bomb.
This is not, I hasten to add, for my use or, indeed, for the use of any real person. Rather, it is for Clarence and Dwayne, two hapless wannabe terrorists in a novel I'm writing.
In researching a novel, you often find...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary...