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  • Neocon nightmare: The truth behind the attacks on Chuck Hagel

    If President Obama's second term includes decision-making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign...
  • Who's a racist?

    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants...
  • To appeal to black voters, GOP must run gauntlet of racism accusations

    If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist." The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic...
  • Is Obama willing to fight for right terror policy?

    Is Obama willing to fight for right terror policy?
    In his recent speech on terrorism and national security, President Barack Obama performed superbly as explainer in chief, a role in which he often hasn't succeeded. It may not matter much. However belatedly, Obama offered a cogent policy rationale for...
  • Indictment halts UCF's hiring plans

    Indictment halts UCF's hiring plans
    Talk about a hiring hiccup. Last year, the University of Central Florida began courting — and paying — a Rhode Island expert to join UCF's sports-management program. His name: Daniel E. Doyle. And even though Doyle was in the midst of a...
  • Memorial Day weekend: Candice Glover, Audra McDonald, Liberace

    Memorial Day weekend: Candice Glover, Audra McDonald, Liberace
    Music will be a major part of Memorial Day weekend, from a Liberace movie to a June Carter Cash film to an Audra McDonald concert to the finale of "Smash." PBS has something special in the National Memorial Day Concert at 8 p.m. Sunday from Washington....
  • Weatherford gets tax break for California company that hired prominent lobbying firm

    Weatherford gets tax break for California company that hired prominent lobbying firm
    In an unusual, late-night meeting, Florida lawmakers negotiating a state budget unveiled – and quickly agreed to – a new tax break meant to help a California company that recently hired one of Tallahassee’s most influential lobbying...
  • A sensible caution, poorly stated

    WASHINGTON -- People who talk incessantly often talk imprecisely, and Barack Obama, who is as loquacious as he is impressed with his verbal dexterity, has talked himself into a corner concerning Syria and chemical weapons. This is condign punishment for...
  • Kumbaya era unravels in campaign against Obama

    She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship. Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...
  • Responses to Dorner case contain surprises

    A Christopher Dorner sighting was reported Sunday in my Northridge neighborhood. Helicopters swarmed, patrol cars roared up. The hardware store was evacuated and my favorite bakery roped off. It turned out to be a false alarm — just some random...
  • ‘Today’: Ryan O’Neal cancels; Bobby Brown talks about Whitney Houston

     
    Keaton said the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which she attended over the weekend, was "an astonishing event" that's "better than the Academy Awards." She turned giddy at the memory of former Secretary of State Colin Powell hugging her.....
  • Who's Obama's best choice to succeed Hillary?

    Who's Obama's best choice to succeed Hillary?
    After he was first elected in 2008, President Obama’s surprise pick for secretary of state was Hillary Clinton, his bitter rival from that year’s Democratic primaries. But Clinton has said she won’t stay for Obama’s second term....