| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye!
Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:24 AM
As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Barack Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away.
A week ago, he was back in his hometown...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
WASHINGTON — In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:36 PM
As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008.
Some of those who voted...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away.
On Monday, he was back in his...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Did Leon Panetta really conspire with Bill and Hillary Clinton to undermine Barack Obama by writing a memoir that slams the president's leadership skills and foreign policy acumen? That's what political strategist Dick Morris claims.
"I think Hillary...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
| Oct 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.
No one can...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:59 AM
It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:10 AM
After expending tremendous blood and treasure, the U.S. gave the Iraqi people the opportunity for a better future by ridding them of the brutal Hussein regime. Rather than seize this opportunity with a statesmanlike approach in the tradition of Nelson...