| May 31, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Just when you thought the Republican presidential field was getting set, up pops the most mischievous force in American politics, Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor — the real deal this time, not actress Julianne Moore channeling her for the...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:22 PM
In my review Tuesday night of Bristol Palin's new reality show on the Lifetime channel, I said that I had come to believe that the Palins were history. The mass audience no longer cared about Sarah, Bristol, Willow, Todd or any of the other characters...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In 2005, when their city drowned, the staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune stayed in it longer than common sense and simple prudence would dictate. People who had lost homes, loved ones, and their city itself concentrated on gathering the news and...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Doonesbury fans may have a hard time finding their favorite strip this week, as some newspapers shy away from Garry Trudeau's hard-edged lampooning of a Texas abortion law.
In a week-long series, Trudeau takes direct aim at the law, which requires...
| Mar 18, 2012
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:00 AM
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,'...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:44 AM
"In my first term, we passed health care reform," President Barack Obama joked this spring. "In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again."
Thanks to the Supreme Court, President Obama can take that item off his agenda. But Chief JusticeJohn G....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The movie "Game Change" was designed to depict the narrative from the left about Sarah Palin as being true.
The movie was about the narrative.
The progressive/liberal left must be terrified of a Sarah Palin resurrection, as they are re-crucifying her...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:06 AM
A year ago, soon after the Tunisian uprising, I demonstrated my powers of prediction in a column about the democracy movement in the Arab world. The revolution in Tunisia, I wrote, "arose from local circumstances that don't foretell what will happen...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year.
You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Three months ago, everyone assumed Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett would retire.
Now, with just days to go before Tuesday's primary, the 85-year-old former scientist is poised to capture the GOP nomination in Maryland's 6th District for the 11th time....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Does anyone in charge at NBC News have any sense of journalistic standards? How about any sense of shame?
I have been banging away at NBC News since at least the days of the suck-up White House interview the network's bowing anchorman, Brian Williams,...