| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances many be more bleak.
Yes, Republicans are currently...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:02 PM
He brought down an American general. He could brutalize his peers. But Michael Hastings was never accused of not telling the truth. And given the outrage that often accompanied the publication of his stories, that’s saying something.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January.
But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even before President Obama announced his proposed gun control measures, right-wing paranoids and Republican members of Congress were raving about impeachment, incipient monarchy and civil war.
Obama’s proposal is expected to include a call for...
| Apr 3, 2012
It looks as if it's going to be Mitt Romney after all. With Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last week, there aren't any white knights left to play the role of GOP savior.
But that news hasn't reached his...
| Oct 23, 2012
I'm writing this before Monday night's presidential debate, on the assumption that neither candidate changed the dynamic of the race too dramatically.
But what if one did? What if Barack Obama announced in a fit of pique that "America doesn't deserve a...
| Mar 3, 2013
OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester."
Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
| May 3, 2012
We're far enough away from it now that we can probably all agree: It was a mistake for George W. Bushto land on that aircraft carrier in a flight suit to proclaim "Mission Accomplished." And not just because the war in Iraq was far from over at that...
| Oct 16, 2012
Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us.
In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians...