| Aug 19, 2013
Halfway through Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, we've been treated to glimpses of something resembling a season-long arc pegged to the botched investigation into a potential war crime stemming from American troops' use of sarin gas in the Afghanistan...
| Nov 13, 2013
From today's story about the legal travails of infomercial huckster Kevin Trudeau: Throughout the court fight, Trudeau has remained outspoken. After (U.S. District Judge Robert) Gettleman approved the fine, Trudeau used Internet radio broadcasts and his...
| Mar 8, 2012
This weekend saw the largest tornado outbreak for the month of March on record with 279 tornado warnings issued and at least 38 people killed. Entire towns were ripped out of the ground across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia following...
| Dec 19, 2011
In politics, timing is everything. And Rick Santorum, who has been unable to break low single digits in public polling of the presidential contest, appears to be gaining some momentum just two weeks before the crucial Iowa caucus. The former......
| Oct 16, 2012
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
| Jan 19, 2012
He who lives by the stats, must also die by the stats. Mitt Romney was crowing after the New Hampshire primary that he had “made history,” which is to say that no Republican candidate had snagged both Iowa and New Hampshire since Abraham...
| Mar 24, 2011
Republican presidential hopefuls have been scrambling to figure out the right vocabulary for denouncing President Obama's decision to launch U.S. planes and ships into action against Libya's Moammar Kadafi.
Because Obama made the decision, they know...
| May 7, 2011
For as long as he could remember, Jordan Page had dreamed of becoming a rock star, but the harder he strummed and the louder he sang his music, the more distant his goal seemed.
Then the Annapolis resident had the dream.
One night four years ago, he...
| May 8, 2011
Last week's Republican mini-debate may not have been the most auspicious way for a presidential candidate to introduce himself to a national audience. The stage in South Carolina didn't include most of the party's top names; instead, it boasted former...
| May 8, 2011
| 9:53 AM
With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump.
| May 24, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.
It's terrible not because Daniels was obviously the best...