| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Maybe it is simply a Republican death wish.
The party that has gained a well-earned reputation as being obstructionist through much of President Barrack Obama's two terms is prepared to launch another attack on the president.
Speaker John Boehner...
| 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...
| 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 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 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay -- "Why I hope to die at 75"-- 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, "We are no longer remembered as...
| Sep 15, 2014
It's hard to say what would suddenly drive a man to threaten his roommates with a gun. Or cause him to threaten to shoot himself. Or to shout at responding officers, with weapon in hand, "Just do it."
But those suicidal actions last week led to the...
| 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...