Mar 5, 2014
It didn't take very long for the smiling sports fan cheering in the Olympic stands to revert to his true nature. I'm referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the former KGB leader whose idea of diplomacy is sending in the troops.
Feb 28, 2014
I am supposed to be working. I have the bags, under the seat in front, full of papers. I am not working. I am listening. I have a colleague who hates to fly Southwest because he invariably finds himself next to a morbidly obese passenger in the middle seat. This has never happened to me.
Feb 26, 2014
When he came to Washington in 1981, Ronald Reagan made much of his commitment to the "new federalism," which in that case, like so many others, had very little to do with federalism.
Feb 21, 2014
This is not exactly a newsflash in my house, where, before he left for college, my son had to teach me how to turn on the TV. The thing is, I really don't want to watch the Olympics.
Feb 20, 2014
Kiev did not seem familiar when I visited a few years ago for the first and only time. Old and a little tired, but friendly. Reasonable.
Feb 14, 2014
I wasn't going to write about this. It's a movie I know too well. Matthew Hale, centuries ago, said that "rape . . . is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused, tho never so innocent."
Feb 12, 2014
"On Aug. 4, he's an Eagle Scout and has the highest honor," Pascal Tessier's mother, Tracie Felker, told a reporter. "Aug. 5, all of a sudden, he's no longer good enough to be a Boy Scout." Pascal Tessier is not the first gay Eagle Scout.
Feb 11, 2014
When my kids were little, an older and more experienced mother told me that one key to raising kids safely is to limit the number of "nos" to what really matters and insist firmly on those. Motorcycles and heroin, she said, which seems like a pretty good list.