| Jul 1, 2008
Breaking news! The ultimate White House insider plans a tell-all book about the Bush years. Boasting unprecedented access to the president's thinking, it will run counter to almost everything we've been told about Bush's radical presidency.
| Nov 20, 2013
This is a big week for us Americans to argue about why we argue so much about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The argument, I will argue, is really all about us.
It is ironic and appropriate that the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination...
| Mar 27, 2007
MICHAEL R. Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, reportedly tells friends that his idea of good financial planning is to have his check to the undertaker bounce. "So," asks the Washington Post, "how does a billionaire spend all his money before he dies?"...
| Jul 9, 2007
TOO BAD FOR THE philandering mayor. If he'd sold himself as an old-time pol, a hard-charging, foul-mouthed power broker with large appetites, maybe he wouldn't be getting so much flak for his latest marital infidelity.
But instead, our mayor has...
| Jan 26, 2012
So it's official. No one really cares that Newt Gingrich is an egotistical, vainglorious scoundrel, at least where women are concerned. Sure, his ex-wife went on TV two days before the South Carolina primary and re-dished a bunch of dirt about their...
| Dec 15, 2011
A delightfully useful and versatile term has been floating around a lot lately: "hot mess." Usually it refers to a person, often (but not always) a woman, whose behavior is exceedingly self-destructive but who remains exceedingly compelling nonetheless....
| Feb 17, 2013
We got a good long look at the second-term edition of Barack Obama last week, and he's sounding more like Bill Clinton every day.
It's not all that surprising. Over the last two years, Obama has turned repeatedly to Clinton for counsel. And Obama was...
| Nov 22, 2011
Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing...
| Feb 19, 2012
Don't look now, but the 2012 election is turning into a national referendum on what to do about Medicare.
Democrats want to run on the issue — and to charge that Republican proposals to change Medicare into a voucher-based system would end the...
| Nov 20, 2013
Oprah Winfrey figures that old people marinated in racism should just die.
I'm not exaggerating. She said it the other day in an interview with the BBC to promote her film "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
“There are still generations of people,...
| Jul 16, 2007
LAST WEEK, I got a phone call from a television news producer who asked me what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's extramarital affair revealed about the nature of Latino political leadership. I told her I'd agree to be interviewed on air only if we could...