| Feb 3, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Never let a good crisis go to waste, advised former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel. Instead, use the crisis to achieve goals one could never accomplish in more normal times.
Certainly Emanuel, probably the greatest political strategist in America...
| Jan 24, 2011
President Barack Obama and speechwriter Cody Keenan, a Chicago native, were praised for the president's address after the Arizona shootings. Next comes Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Here are 10 things to talk about:
1. Sometimes a long...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 6:49 PM
(An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 election under any recount scenario.)
Ignore the talk of a partisan cooling-off period following the shooting in Arizona.
Political division has become too...
| Jan 9, 2011
A recent British study found that blond women earn more than their brunette or redhead counterparts. Of course, the study was sponsored by Superdrug, a store chain that sells hair products and makes money from hair insecurity. Which shows that when it...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Modern educators emphasize the concept of continuing education, which encourages all citizens to keep an active mind throughout life. This is a worthy goal as the inevitable decline takes its toll. This awareness has motivated extensive reading in several...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Robert Frost once declared "poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
With apologies to Mr. Frost, Bryan Baquirian was determined to seize by the neck the 25 or so people gathered Friday at the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando and shake them...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 10:49 PM
Mike Mohill addressed the City Council Tuesday to reveal he is gay, one week after Councilman John Drayman announced his opponent’s decades-old misdemeanor lewd conduct convictions.
Mohill and Drayman are vying with four other candidates for two...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:53 PM
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN is pulling Hank Williams' classic intro song from Monday night's broadcast of the game between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis after the country singer used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.
| Apr 20, 2011
A candlelight vigil commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held on the steps of Burbank City Hall on Tuesday night, two days before an L.A. visit by President Obama, who has not kept a campaign promise to formally recognize the...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1812: The fourth vice president of the United States, George Clinton, died in Washington at age 72, becoming the first vice president to die while in office.
1861: Col. Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army. (Lee went on to...