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  • Romney victory would vindicate right-wing smears of Obama

    Romney victory would vindicate right-wing smears of Obama
    It is impossible to know if Mitt Romney would turn out to be a good, bad or a mediocre president, but one certain downside of a Romney victory is that it would reward the most venal forces in American politics. It only starts with the kind of campaign...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces the perils of Wall Street

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces the perils of Wall Street
    Congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg on his surprise wedding last Saturday. I certainly hope his marriage gets off to a better start than Friday’s initial public offering of shares in his social networking colossus, Facebook.  Wall Street analysts...
  • Obama will get no rest before second-term challenges arise

    Obama will get no rest before second-term challenges arise
    So, Barack Obama, you've been granted a second term. What do you do for an encore? It has become commonplace to observe that presidential second terms are fraught with disappointment. George W. Bush's was marred by a bogged-down war in Iraq and the...
  • Obama wins a second term

    Obama wins a second term
    President Obama overcame a disappointingly slow economic recovery and a massive advertising onslaught to win a second term Tuesday night, forging a coalition of women, minorities and young people that reflects the changing political face of America....
  • Telluride Film Festival lineup: 'Hyde Park,' 'Iceman,' 'Argo'

    Telluride Film Festival lineup: 'Hyde Park,' 'Iceman,' 'Argo'
    Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
  • Romney and Obama forced to get personal at party conventions

    Romney and Obama forced to get personal at party conventions
    No one expected Franklin Delano Roosevelt to show his wheelchair to the nation and pepper his speeches with details about his battle with polio. No campaign strategist ever thought to have Pat Nixon come onstage to talk about the homey details of her...
  • Toronto Film Festival to open with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Looper'

    Toronto Film Festival to open with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Looper'
    The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood

    Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood
    Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest. "Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
  • Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan vision harks back to the days of Taft

    Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan vision harks back to the days of Taft
    The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
  • Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher

    Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher
    Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
  • Stale ideas, not a drink of water, sank Marco Rubio's speech

    Stale ideas, not a drink of water, sank Marco Rubio's speech
    It is no wonder Florida Sen. Marco Rubio needed to grab a bottle of water in the middle of delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. The speech he was given to recite was like a hunk of stale, dry...