| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mass urban protests have always been a necessary part of American democracy, giving people who are marginalized a voice and a way to exert influence they wouldn't otherwise have.
We've been seeing more of them in recent years because more people...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good.
News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:26 PM
To the editor: Richard Nixon's Southern strategy is now complete. There will be no Democratic senators from the former Confederacy in the new Senate. The House shows a similar picture. ("Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON The ailing Democratic Party, its stature as a national party teetering, appears poised to be staggered again Saturday if underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu loses her bid for re-election as expected in Louisiana.
The likely win by Republican Rep. Bill...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:45 AM
U.S. Sen Chris Murphy said Connecticut's low voter turnout in the most recent election is a matter of huge concern, and the failure of the Hartford registrars to open polling places in a timely manner is inexcusable.
Here is his full statement,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Mia Love is already getting more attention than most of her newly elected congressional colleagues. She is Haitian-American, a woman, daughter of immigrants, Mormon, Republican and from Utah, all things that she seems eager to boast about, except when she...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Fifty years ago this summer, a U.S. destroyer and four F-8 fighter jets exchanged fire with North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Shortly after, Congress gave President Lyndon Johnson the authority to go to war against North Vietnam,...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....