| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Vogue abbreviations in textspeak don't usually intrigue me, but a few days ago Word Spy wrote about one that caught my eye: JOMO.
JOMO stands for "Joy of Missing Out," defined thus: "The pleasure derived from no longer worrying about missing out on what...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
WEST HARTFORD — Skeleton soldiers have been staging a violent takedown at 115 North Main St., brandishing bloodied spears and hefting decapitated heads.
The scene, "The Fall of Rome," is this year's Halloween display from Matthew Warshauer, a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.
Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Politically speaking, the case of what to do about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young American soldier held by the Taliban, was a “can’t win” for President Obama and a “can’t lose” for his opponents.
All that the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
WASHINGTON — In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said keeping a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was key to Democratic control of the upper chamber as he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied voters Saturday in a final push before election day.
"If we win Iowa, we're going to...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash.
But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Aug 9, 2014
Charlie Crist would be "honored" to have President Obama campaign with him. That declaration may demonstrate Crist's desperation, given Obama's 42-percent approval rating, but it reminds us of how Chain Gang Charlie came to be Chastened Charlie.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.
Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Break out the Hershey's bars and nylons: The war on women is over!
Yes indeed, folks, the hostile aggression against 51 percent of the population by that pseudo-cabal of old men, Supreme Court justices (who are old men,) and women who can no longer...