| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:46 PM
"All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy."
That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- Speaking for more than 18 hours, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bound to hit upon some familiar points and retread old arguments in his fight to stop spending on the Affordable Care Act. But the sprawling nature of his speech, intermittently...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:09 AM
In case you hadn't heard, "Breaking Bad" came to an end Sunday night in a finale that favored closure over ambiguity. Chemistry teacher-cum-murderous drug lord Walter White went out not in a head-scratching fade-to-black, a la Tony Soprano, but in an...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who grew up in Poland and Nazi Germany, survived the Warsaw ghetto and went on to become postwar Germany's best-known literary critic, has died. He was 93.
Reich-Ranicki died Wednesday in Frankfurt, according to the Frankfurter...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In one of her periodic posts on fantasy and science fiction novels at Tor.com, award-winning novelist Jo Walton says there are two ways to plot out a fantasy series after the big bad has been destroyed. The first way is easier but also less satisfying and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said.
The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series.
The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CAIRO — It could have been a story of reconciliation and redemption, inspired by a long-ago act of courage and kindness. Instead, it turned into an illustration of the stark realities of the modern-day Middle East.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As millions of Roman Catholics rejoice in the news that two popes are being fast-tracked to sainthood, many Jews are smiling with them. Pope Francis has approved John XXIII and John Paul II for the church's supreme honor in a process that quick-stepped...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The only thing I wanted from the final season of “Breaking Bad” was for Walter White to have the scales fall from his eyes, to see what he had truly become, then see whether that repulsed him or made him even more monstrous. It’s easy to...
| Aug 13, 2013
Many years ago the British historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart pointed out that the object of war should be to produce a "better state of peace." If that is what earns a war a passing grade, then the United States deserves a failing grade for...