| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I am an American male who has never served in the military, which makes me at least as qualified to opine on the subject of women in combat as most of the politicians who are bloviating about it. The nearest I came to combat was when I had the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Barbara Bush, the family matriarch, probably echoed the national sentiment most succinctly in an interview when she said, “We’ve had enough Bushes.”
Her son, at the opening of his presidential library, said that history would be...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:45 AM
"The quality of mercy is not strained.”
The title for this episode comes from Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” On this Father’s Day, Don could use mercy from his daughter and himself. Instead we find him curled up in a...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:17 PM
SAN JOSE — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs.
Another round of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Many years ago, when Zoe Nicholson came out to her mother, the news didn’t go over very well.
“She said that she was going to burn in hell,” Nicholson said of her mom, who took responsibility for what she considered to be her daughter&...
| Jan 4, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden, the Republicans' favorite punching bag, gave his critics nothing to laugh about as President Barack Obama's ultimate fireman in rescuing the country from the fiscal cliff it teetered on as 2012 ended.
Mr. Biden's 11th-hour...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It was disappointing to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column criticizing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not appearing before Congress to testify about the death of our ambassador to Libya ("For Republicans, a not so happy New Year," Jan. 6)....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When we look at the acts of almost unspeakable gun violence making news and breaking hearts, it doesn't take Rachel Maddow or Wayne LaPierre to target the fact that men are responsible. We don't need to hit the archives for historical documentation....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Jeff Millar, the wordsmith behind the long-running comic strip "Tank McNamara," which evolved into a biting satire of the sports world, died Nov. 30. He was 70.
The Texas native, who also was a longtime film critic and columnist for the Houston...
| Dec 30, 2012
Four years ago, the ship of state managed by Republican Shipping Lines Inc. was driven onto an iceberg partially formed by attempting to finance two wars with tax breaks. Most of us were going down for the third time.
First mate Dick...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The first question Dick Cheney is asked in "The World According to Dick Cheney" is: What's your favorite virtue?
"Integrity," he answers.
What do you value most in your friends?" he's asked in follow-up.
"Honesty," he says through those crooked,...