| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:30 PM
"As a Democrat, you must be so depressed starting off this new year with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress." With those words, legendary San Francisco talk show host Ronn Owens greeted me when I sat down for an interview this week during...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:27 AM
A photo of Sarah Palin's 6-year-old son, Trig, standing on the family dog has sparked criticism and animal abuse accusations against the one-time Republican vice presidential nominee.
More than 68,500 people liked the Facebook photo, which also...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Come January, the U.S. House and Senate will have 104 women members.
On the surface, that is a huge accomplishment. It has taken women nearly 100 years — since 1916, when Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin to the House — to...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:34 PM
Julianne Moore has won the Golden Globe for actress in a motion picture drama for her performance in “Still Alice.”
"Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!," said Moore, 54, as she received the award Sunday night during a ceremony at the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Shortly before going to bed the other night, I Web-surfed and found Internet Gold.
Kirby Delauter, a politician from Frederick, Md., was trending big-time on Twitter, for all the wrong reasons. He was demanding that the local reporter who covered the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"TALENT HITS a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer.
ABOUT A year ago, at one of Peggy Siegal's amusing luncheons in NYC's The Monkey Bar, I was seated next to a young man who wore a big fuzzy...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:51 PM
A novel unity ticket featuring independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott has defeated Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska in an election so excruciatingly close that its outcome was not known until 10 days after the polls closed.
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Alaska's Republican Governor Sean Parnell conceded defeat on Saturday more than a week after a closely contested election, saying it was in the state's best interest to move forward with an orderly transition to challenger Bill Walker.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, a Democrat, hasn't shied away from politics in the two years he's been in office. He has taken sides, issued endorsements, and appeared at political events in uniform.
That can be a controversial issue in some locales....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The wedding of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" scored big in the ratings Tuesday night, racking up the series' largest audience ever and the biggest for any telecast on the network in four years.
Nielsen estimates that the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Alaska is known for having the economy of a petro-state, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling.
Oh, and Sarah Palin.
A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...