| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A new series of polls has confirmed the obvious when it comes to a presidential contest still more than two long years from its climax: Hillary Clinton is routing the field among Democrats, and Republican voters are all over the map when it comes to their...
| Jul 14, 2014
Remember when President George W. Bush took office and outgoing members of the Clinton White House removed the "W" from office computer keyboards, among other things?
"I think the missing Ws can be explained by the vast left-wing conspiracy now at work,"...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:58 AM
No, Reince Priebus, neither the location or the timing of the Republican national convention is going to make a difference to the 2016 election outcome. Nor will the number of debates, or whatever success Republicans have in condensing the primary...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88.
His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The famously reclusive J.D. Salinger wouldn't allow himself to be known. And yet assorted authors continue to probe his life. Inevitably, they are forced to reiterate the same few scattered facts other scribes have pored over before. That's the fate...
| Jun 30, 2014
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton's problem is not her money. Despite the media flurry over a couple of awkward remarks she made, most people will understand her situation pretty quickly — she wasn't born rich but has become very rich —...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
In the movie "Baja Oklahoma" (Leslie Ann Warren, Julia Roberts, Peter Coyote) a bookie who frequents the bar around which the plot revolves is asked at one point why he doesn't wager on soccer. He responds that he would never bet on a sport where they...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Emotional and analytical by turns, "The Case Against 8" is a thoroughly engaging documentary that draws back the curtain on one aspect of perhaps the most contentious legal battle of recent years, the fight for marriage equality that went all the way to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague opened a four-day summit in London on Tuesday that's aimed at ending sexual violence in war. Fashion designer Stella McCartney was among those attending. Jolie and Hague have been...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:56 PM
| May 8, 2014
It is unfortunate that the issue of climate change has become politicized ("Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?," May 3). As I see it, much of the problem is that most people have had little to no...