| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat on Monday at 2 p.m. PDT.
Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter-turned-forced mental patient, last season on the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When I heard that Alec Baldwin might be hosting a weekly show on MSNBC, I was delighted: Maybe I wouldn't have to catch reruns of "30 Rock" to get my Baldwin fix. Let's hope he doesn't take any anger-management classes before he starts.
My second thought...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It should come as no surprise that Jane Fonda's role on "The Newsroom" comes with a bit of ease.
The veteran actress portrays Leona Lansing, the unpitying CEO of the parent company that owns the cable news network at the center of the series. And she...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska had perhaps the most appropriate reaction to the "news" that Sarah Palin may seek to run against him in 2014: Win a primary, then you'll get my attention.
"I take every candidate seriously -- that...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We&...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Ted Cruz is on a roll.
The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he’s already looking like a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Last week, Cruz won a straw poll at a...
| Aug 1, 2013
Among the most egregious distortions to cloud the healthcare debate in 2009 was the false notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act called for "death panels," through which the government would determine whether seniors and the disabled...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Fox News Channel gave Rush Limbaugh a big forum Tuesday night on Greta Van Susteren's show, "On the Record."
During the hour, there wasn't much talk about Limbaugh's future in radio. But the transcript suggests Limbaugh was his usual quotable self about...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Republicans have said hyperbolic things about the 2010 healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board so many times -- e.g., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's declaration that it's a "death panel" -- that I've gotten inured to it. Nevertheless, it was...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate was out of session Monday, but John McCain was on Capitol Hill, joking, as he often does, about "trying to do the Lord's work here in the city of Satan."
On this particular day, the Lord's work involved a bit of bowel humor....