| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:41 PM
American journalism has lost a giant in the passing at 85 of Jack Germond, my longtime pal and partner in the joyful chronicling of the antics and outrages of political reformers and rogues alike over the last half-century.
Long before we teamed up to...
| Jun 14, 2013
The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security.
As with most...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:58 AM
To nobody's surprise, all four living former presidents were on their best behavior last week at the dedication of the library and museum named for the latest of them, George W. Bush, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The honoree's father,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:24 PM
After nearly bringing the United States into another illegal, unconstitutional war, this time with Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, President Obama has, appropriately, backed down and decided to seek congressional...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Presidential second terms tend to be disasters, but, to paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, each is disastrous in its own way.
The big domestic initiative of George W. Bush's second term was Social Security privatization. Politically, it was a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Gail Householder seems quite irritated at David Zurawik asserting that George W. Bush and Richard Cheney lied and made up Iraq mass destruction weapons ("'Phony' scandals Aug 28).
I must praise him for being correct and as smart as Secretary of State...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I was saddened and disturbed by reader Edward McDonnell's letter about convicted Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning ("Manning jailed while Iraq war's instigators go free, Aug. 26).
While I agree it was unfortunate that the U.S. went to war by...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Torrey Kurtzner sees the 10 months he signed up to spend at disaster sites across the United States as a springboard into adulthood.
The work could take him to the next Moore, Okla., devastated three months ago by a tornado, or the next New Jersey...
| Sep 2, 2013
So, do Republicans have any chance of winning the governor's mansion back next year?
Let's look at the circumstances in place when the last two GOP governors (Spiro Agnew and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.) won, and when Ellen Sauerbrey came within 6,000 votes...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...