| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner. That's no surprise, but what is remarkable is their choice of weapons:...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted. According to a big study from the Pew Research Center, they...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Republicans think they've hit on the perfect strategy to win back the Senate in 2014: Sit back and let it happen.
Everywhere they look, things are going their way. President Barack Obama's job approval is in the low 40s. His health-care law is doing a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve?
That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's last chance this year to reduce a key stimulus program comes Wednesday when central bank policymakers wrap up a two-day meeting and Chairman Ben S. Bernanke holds his last scheduled news conference before stepping...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Chinese computer maker Lenovo said it would pay $2.3 billion in cash and stock for IBM’s server business, a deal that comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM's ThinkPad unit that helped the Chinese firm eventually become the largest personal...
| Dec 12, 2013
Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
| Oct 4, 2013
A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take...
| Oct 3, 2013
Much is in flux in Washington this week. But two important realities have remained constant, whether certain elements in the GOP accept them or not: We must not default on the federal debt, and we shouldn't wait until we're on the brink of default to...
| Oct 25, 2013
For months it was a matter of intense speculation: Who would President Obama nominate to chair the Federal Reserve? Now that he has named Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair and an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, maybe we can move on to...
| Jan 10, 2014
It would be difficult to believe that China's leaders didn't expect a negative reaction from its neighbors and the United States when it announced the creation of an expansive air defense identification zone over the East China Sea in late November. But...