Apr 14, 2014
In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland — or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh. Don't you believe it, Heartlanders.
Apr 7, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke down all barriers to protocol recently when he called the Kochs "un-American."
Apr 2, 2014
H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon's observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Mean. But true?
Mar 31, 2014
The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama.
Mar 26, 2014
When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.
Mar 24, 2014
This week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama holds great promise in a time of turmoil, though not necessarily in the ways some may hope.
Mar 19, 2014
"Once an agent, always an agent." This was the terse response of Nina Khrushcheva on New Year's Eve 1999 when her mother commented favorably about the new president, Vladimir Putin, who was then speaking on TV.
Mar 17, 2014
There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie. "Noah," scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target.