| Feb 2, 2014
"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place."
— Washington Irving
Rep. Chris Gibson...
| Nov 17, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Not counting rumors that Anthony Weiner's marriage has hit a rocky patch, it may be the worst-kept secret in politics: Joe Biden wants to be president.
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president's inner circle is swabbing the...
| Jul 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson's advice that "great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities" nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who "rowed to his object with...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:58 PM
(Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist:
* Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal.
This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:31 AM
The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 3:11 PM
In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones.
Michelle Ortiz, A 42-year-old mother of five, was working at the...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:09 PM
QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. -- In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones.
Michelle Ortiz, 42-year-old mother of five,...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
I’m sure Freud had something to say on the subject of facial hair and our feelings about it. A projection of sexual power, an embodiment of virility, a kind of plumage designed to attract a mate, or simply a sign of having attained a venerable age,...