| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Charlie Crist and George LeMieux were once the partners in a political marriage that benefited both greatly.
But that was when both were Republicans.
Now Crist is attempting to win back his old job as a Democrat.
And LeMieux, a former Broward...
| Nov 6, 2013
I need to know how to build a bomb.
This is not, I hasten to add, for my use or, indeed, for the use of any real person. Rather, it is for Clarence and Dwayne, two hapless wannabe terrorists in a novel I’m writing.
In researching a novel,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign?
What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:21 PM
— As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless.
Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:03 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:59 AM
For several decades, Marilyn Cohen was a political powerhouse in West Hartford: a person who could make or break a campaign, raise money, plot strategy and identify the future stars of the Democratic Party. Among the highlights of her career was being...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A piece this weekend debunking the claim that Congress and the president are exempted from Obamacare has drawn a harsh reaction from some readers and conservative bloggers. But their umbrage wasn't with the piece's explanation of why letters making this...