Here are words I don't often get to type: There is good news from Washington. Last Thursday, about 70 members of Congress braved brutal heat to stand in the shadow of the Capitol and pledge their allegiance to work together amid a climate of hyper-partisanship.
There might be more at stake in the race for comptroller of New York City than the future of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. This could be a final referendum on the sex scandal as we know it, and a reboot on the level of intrusion into the private lives of public servants.
When I heard on Sunday that Arlen Specter had died, I sought solace in rummaging through personal remnants of our 30-year friendship.
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. And three months later, we will mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The two worst attacks on American soil each resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths and led the nation to war. Still, given the passage of time, Dec. 7 will be n…
A new movie about Navy SEALs opened Friday, and it has Doug Sterner concerned. The film, "Act of Valor," revolves around a team of SEALs trying to rescue a captured CIA agent. What's unusual about it is that it features several actual, active-duty SEALs as actors. Sterner, who hunts military…
It was as if Oliver Stone had written a Mitt Romney sound bite
when last week the candidate was quoted as saying, "I like firing
people." After all, Stone directed Michael Douglas, as Gordon
Gekko, saying similar things in the 1987 movie classic "Wall
The NFL's rejecting Rush Limbaugh was a bit like the members of
the Merion Cricket Club blackballing Thurston Howell III. The
owners' objection to Limbaugh wasn't based on his politics — they
overwhelmingly share his views. They refused to allow him to join
their club in the name of good business.
I doubt that Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., would have disgraced
himself by shouting at Ronald Reagan as he did during Barack
Obama's address Wednesday night. And yet, his beef might be more
with the former than the latter.
Forty years after the Summer of Love, the summer of mourning is
coming to a close.
People are really fired up about the health-care debate — or are