Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt - the benighted Mainstream Media.
As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief. Thank goodness it wasn't ...
Tout le journalism monde has descended on Rome since Pope Benedict XVI's surprise retirement last month. The ensuing Vatican intrigue has been appropriately sumptuous: Was it the gay cabal? Blackmail? Did the butler do it?
Now is the time for all good women to pay homage to Betty Friedan, who 50 years ago wrote the game-changing manifesto "The Feminine Mystique."
WASHINGTON - When Myanmar's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.
More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage.
To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.
No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo.
The new year began not with a cannonball off the fiscal cliff but with an outbreak of conspiratorial cynicism.
This is the time of year when columnists write mea culpas, make predictions and list their resolutions.
One of my great hopes for an Obama administration - and thus one of my personal disappointments - was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.
A variety of insults have been deployed in opposition to Susan Rice's likely nomination for secretary of state: She is not qualified; she's too aggressive; she misled the public after the lethal attack on the American Consulate in Libya.
WASHINGTON - As events have unfolded in what shall ever be known as "The Petraeus Affair," one cannot escape noticing that the women in this sordid saga have been handed the short end of the shtick, as though the men are mere victims of ambitious, hormonally driven vixens.
It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?
Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."
Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths.
Once again, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated herself to be the classiest person in the room. No wonder she's one of the most revered public figures in America.
After two debates, one presidential and one vice presidential, we can fairly conclude that Obama and Biden are happy warriors.
To the extent that women's votes count more than men's, it's been the year of the woman since at least 1964 - when women began outvoting men.
Gloria Steinem is unmistakable. Across the room surrounded by a clutch of admirers, she is utterly ageless. At 78, she looks, well, fabulous.
What's a day without a leaked video, a scandal, an unintended sliver of truth?
One of the great fallacies of politics - and life - is that one must be liked to be effective.
"Under a democratical government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abased, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude."
The legendary Cosmo Girl, Helen Gurley Brown, has died and with her, one hopes, a not-so-fabulous legacy.
Oh, to be the fastest woman in the world. Other dreams may be equal to this one, but few are as accessible. Every able-bodied human being on the planet can and has run, knows the feeling of running full speed - as fast as you can - and the exhilaration of crossing a finish line, or not.
The same week President Obama's health regulations go into effect, forcing people of faith to violate their conscience or shut their doors, Mitt Romney was preaching the gospel of economic and religious freedom in Poland and Israel.
We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."
CAMDEN, S.C. - South Carolina politics never fails to amuse - and bemuse.
As the Supreme Court rules this week on a variety of volatile issues, the question has come up: Is Barack Obama really running against the high court?
The punch line is at least as old as the eldest baby boomer: "I didn't get a pony."
By now most sentient Americans have heard about the war on women. That is, the so-called Republican war on women, which has been framed as a battle waged by stodgy old white guys who want to deny women reproductive freedom.
Among the lessons of this presidential election season, perhaps most salient is that the so-called Ordinary American is dead.
All the world's a stage, all right, and never so much as when presidential politics are in play.
The past several days of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's life have been painfully amusing to watch.
A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.
All it takes is one little twit. Or a tweet, as the case may be - not that the two are mutually exclusive.
There are so many appalling aspects to the Trayvon Martin case that it's hard to find a permanent home for outrage.
By now you've heard it plenty: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka "Obamacare," is like the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This creative bit of dot-connecting began with President Obama, and has been perpetuated by countless talk-show hosts and their guests.
LAS VEGAS - As the sun rises and dabs Caesars Palace with morning rouge, irony struts down the strip of casinos, shops and nightclubs.