| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:01 PM
It's the first week of October, which puts the U.S. Supreme Court in focus in a way it almost never is unless chads are hanging — as in the 2000 post-election mess — or the justices are rendering decisions on fraught subjects like gay marriage...
| Oct 22, 2013
Conservatives with long memories had to laugh at the recent New York Times front-page headline: "Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in GOP's 'Civil War.'"
That diagnosis largely hangs on the judgment of 1970s New Right direct-mail impresario Richard...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Mary Finch Hoyt
Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter
Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...
| Oct 27, 2013
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
The team said outfielder Bryce Harper and first baseman Adam LaRoche also had operations last week. Harper had...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy had announced he was running for president. “I jumped into my jeep, drove about 20...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:39 PM
To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event.
The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes.
His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.
Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:46 PM
ASPEN, Colo. — The National Security Agency is taking steps to address glaring weaknesses that allowed former contractor Edward Snowden to access and remove large volumes of top-secret information, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Apple’s new iPhone 5S, revealed Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, will come with an extra layer of security -- a Touch ID sensor that allows users to log in to their iPhones and buy apps with their fingerprint instead of a password. It&...