| Jun 30, 2012
Actress worked with Lucille Ball
Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her...
| Jul 20, 2012
Being a losing presidential candidate is like what Mr. Dooley said about vice presidents: "It isn't a crime exactly. You can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's kind iv a disgrace. It's like writin' anonymous letters."
So it has been, unfairly, for former...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:08 AM
As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in.
His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism — he presented himself as "severely...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:19 AM
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
| Oct 12, 2011
Bill Kurtz, a communications associate at Carthage College in Kenosha, saw my column item based on Presidents elect, minus nine years, and sent in this: I thought I'd apply your nine-year test to unsuccessful nominees, and break them down like......
| Mar 15, 2012
The fear among Republicans is that Mitt Romney, if he ends up as the party’s nominee for president, will be 2012’s version of Walter Mondale, Bob Dole or John Kerry. All three — Mondale in 1984, Dole in 1996 and......
| May 25, 2012
Before the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books, $40), the...
| Aug 29, 2012
Video script: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talked a lot last night about delivering hard truths to the American people -- he used the word “truth” 20 times in his keynote speech to the Republican National Convention But a truth......
| Aug 27, 2012
The 1980 Republican National Convention nominates Ronald Reagan for president and George H.W. Bush for vice president....