| May 19, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.
He rightly takes credit for what most...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:32 PM
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters.
But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Like almost all of the State of the Union speeches before it, Tuesday’s was visually dominated by men: The television screen filled most of the time with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in dark suits and medium-blue ties; next to Biden,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It was only a matter of time before somebody finally would be able to make a movie that is worse than "Ishtar."
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., who is also a former candidate for president, once called Hollywood "the devil's playground." Now,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The Carrie Diaries Carrie...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The A&E cable channel has a huge hit show in “Duck Dynasty” and a huge PR problem with the star of the show, Phil Robertson, who will not back down from comments he has made disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The outrage industry was in high dudgeon just before Christmas over remarks "Duck Dynasty" family patriarch, Phil Robertson, made to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Outrage is the primary ingredient for political fundraising and political power. One must...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When I heard that Alec Baldwin might be hosting a weekly show on MSNBC, I was delighted: Maybe I wouldn't have to catch reruns of "30 Rock" to get my Baldwin fix. Let's hope he doesn't take any anger-management classes before he starts.
My second thought...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Fair warning: This is about the "Duck Dynasty" controversy. Yes, I know. I'm sick of it, too.
Still, relying upon my First Amendment right to freedom of speech, I will make a few observations about Phil Robertson, the grizzled Louisiana duck hunter...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The funeral service for country singer George Jones on Thursday in Nashville was as richly emotional as the songs with which he built his reputation as one of the greatest vocalists in country history, through sung and spoken tributes from a full slate of...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:30 AM
More than a week after igniting a national debate about gay marriage and corporate America’s role in the discussion, Chick-fil-A still has taste-makers taking sides, with a visit from Sarah Palin, tweets from the mayor of Washington D.C., a spot...