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  • A new GOP, or just a cosmetic touchup?

    A new GOP, or just a cosmetic touchup?
    Maybe the party is finally over. Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts...
  • On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."

    On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."
    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge...
  • The contradiction of Lincoln

    The contradiction of Lincoln
    He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead, and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and...
  • GOP's biggest problem is itself

    GOP's biggest problem is itself
    "How ya like me now?" -- Barack Obama OK, so President Obama didn't really say that, but surely he must have thought it behind a private smile at some point Tuesday night. There are no smiles among the Republicans, however, only a pressing question:...
  • The sad state of zealots with microphones

    The sad state of zealots with microphones
    America, you are an idiot. You are a moocher, a zombie, soulless, mouth-breathing, ignorant, greedy, self-indulgent, envious, shallow and lazy. The foregoing is a summation of "analysis" from conservative pundits and media figures -- Cal Thomas, Ted...
  • With coaching carousel, Terps' Spinelli could get his chance

    With coaching carousel, Terps' Spinelli could get his chance
    It happens after every college basketball season -- head coaches get dismissed, new ones get hired. Those on the hot seat feel angst. Assistant coaches are quietly hopeful that their time to lead a program has arrived. The players in this this year&...
  • What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?

    What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?
    Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day, and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn't available on the hotel channels, but I've...
  • Bitter tears for Easter

    Bitter tears for Easter
    Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday. She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died...
  • Vindicating Martin Luther King's prophecy

    Vindicating Martin Luther King's prophecy
    A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu. There is little reason you would know his name, but as a...
  • For Republicans, moderation is the only vice

    For Republicans, moderation is the only vice
    Meet Nathan Fletcher, candidate for mayor of San Diego. He will lose, at least if the polls are right. But he has raised a minor stir through a video posted online a few days back. In it, he explains his decision to leave the Republican Party and...
  • A Titanic reminder of how small we are

    A Titanic reminder of how small we are
    There is a single shot, just seconds long, in James Cameron's newly re-released movie, "Titanic," that says it all with poignant eloquence. Up to this point in the narrative, the director has emphasized the great ship's size and grandeur. She sweeps over...
  • Snow White is sooo yesterday

    Snow White is sooo yesterday
    "Someday, my prince will come." -- Snow White, 1937 In a hotel in Canada hangs this picture, someone's mischievous take on Snow White a few years after happily ever after. She is posed in an anonymous suburban den. Behind her, Prince Charming slouches in...