| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
As I read Vlad's op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: "Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?"
The song, actually written by Stephen Sondheim, is "Send in the Clowns" and seems an apt soundtrack for current events. As we'...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:58 AM
MOSCU, 3 ene (Reuters) - El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, comenzó a inspeccionar el viernes los recintos donde se realizarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno en el centro turístico de Sochi, cinco semanas antes del inicio de un evento que ha sido...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The debate over whether Edward Snowden should receive leniency from the federal government -- revived by a New Year's Day editorial in The New York Times -- tracks the larger debate over Snowden encapsulated in the question: "Hero or traitor?" In other...
| Apr 6, 2012
WASHINGTON — Just before his speech Wednesday to the American Society of News Editors, word emerged that the Republican presidential front-runner would not allow photographers to get closer than 150 feet while he spoke.
The journalists protested,...
| Feb 17, 2011
While visiting Washington and its surroundings, why not eat like a president — at new economy prices, of course. Here are a few local spots with tasty food good enough for President Barack Obama and his family:
Ben's Chili Bowl...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world's Internet population.
Now it's going after the rest.
Facebook wants to reach every single person on the Internet whether they are logging on from a laptop in Santa...
| Mar 8, 2012
So Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putinhas just been re-presidented for at least another six years, during which we can all watch his newly tucked eyes migrate back to where they used to be. And as surely as a pound dog comes with fleas, this election...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Signaling how seriously his campaign intends to take the April 24 Pennsylvania primary, Mitt Romney spent more than 30 minutes on the phone with Pennsylvania Republican voters Wednesday evening.
His campaign has also opened a headquarters in Harrisburg....
| Mar 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Politicians and presidents of both parties have occasionally suffered from open-mic syndrome, saying something when they thought the microphone was turned off they wished had not been made public.
The latest to fall prey to that amplification of the...
| Apr 5, 2012
Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...