| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Professor Charles Lipson rather daintily remarks that there is a growing perception that "the White House maintains an arms-length relationship with the truth" ("Downward spiral of Obama's presidency," June 17). I wouldn't be so kind.
An active follower...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's funny how we seem to know automatically the history and dates of some holidays. Thanksgiving, Presidents Day and the Fourth of July have obvious historical significance. Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover and Easter, are, of course, linked to religious...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The Assets Returning with new episodes,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Setting up a major awards season push, Paramount Pictures and Pathe have set the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drama "Selma" for a limited release in the U.S. on Christmas.
The film will open wide on Jan. 9. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film is being...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Popular South Florida DJ Adam Foster went into Fork & Balls several days ago to test out the new sound system that will be his responsibility as entertainment director for the much-anticipated Las Olas restaurant, set to open Friday. He chose the first...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:31 AM
CHICAGO — They ride the streets in pickups and cars old enough to suggest a welder or a store clerk is behind the wheel. Cameras follow and, if the drivers have their way, so will votes.
Vehicular stagecraft is on the road again as office- seekers...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hugh Jackman leaned back in a Radio City Musical Hall chair at a Tony Awards rehearsal session Thursday and contemplated the question that has been on everyone's mind — including his — since he was asked to step in for longtime host Neil...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam), I find that...
| Jun 26, 2014
A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West.
He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
| Jun 28, 2014
All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal.
The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost
Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils."
Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America.
Rep. Howard Smith called it a...