| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., President Obama or any of the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Santa's elves received the email this week as their boss loaded his sleigh. The message was so ominous, no subject line was needed:
"We, the Guardians of Christmas Present (GOCP) have successfully hacked Santa's gift list. We are aware of who's been...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The artist William Wegman is probably best known for his photographs of Weimaraners. For decades now he has been able to coax his pet dogs to pose stoically before his lens, offering a steady, curious, tolerant gaze to the camera despite the oddball...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will return to the Sportsman Channel for the second season of her reality series, "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" at 9 p.m. on Jan. 15.
The series documents Palin as she travels...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Jeb Bush will have several obstacles to overcome as he “explores” a bid for the presidency in 2016.
The right wing loonies, of course, think Bush is too sane for them. They simply don’t think he’s conservative enough. I guess...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Question for House Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business.
Boehner bought himself...
| 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.