| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama employed one of his lesser presidential powers Wednesday, pardoning two turkeys in what has become a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony.
For the second year in a row, the public was asked to vote on a National...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to gift books, I find myself drawn to some unorthodox choices this year. At the head of my list is Joe Sacco's "The Great War" (W.W. Norton, boxed, $35): a single panoramic drawing — 24 feet long, and accordion-folded in a slipcase...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
No matter what President Obama does to work around Congress' refusal to raise the federal debt limit -- a real possibility given the brain freeze afflicting the House of Representatives these days -- the result will be a legal mess.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion.
Anita Perry, wife of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, the Emerald City is emerging as an up-and-coming gay wedding destination. In December, Washington state legalized gay marriage by popular vote, and Seattleites celebrated with a series of group wedding ceremonies, a large-scale...
| Aug 18, 2013
Re "Egypt military crackdown on Islamists kills hundreds," Aug. 15
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's tragic inability to rule with an inclusive hand — but instead with an arbitrary, arrogantly draconian and...