Tuesday September 01, 2015
January 14th, 2015
The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo skewers people of all faiths and backgrounds. One cartoon showed rolls of toilet paper marked "Bible," "Torah" and "Quran," and the explanation: "In the toilet, all religions."
Frederick County (Maryland) Council member Kirby Delauter apologized Wednesday for threatening to sue the local newspaper if it used his name without permission, an ultimatum that earned him a two-day skewering in the blogosphere as a national laughingstock.
In an afternoon statement to the Frederick News-Post, Delauter said he'd acted abruptly and out of frustration.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell deserved to be indicted for taking thousands of dollars in gifts from a businessman seeking state help to promote his dietary supplement. He deserved to be convicted. He deserves to go to prison.
When media guru Marshall McLuhan declared back in the 1960s that "Every innovation has within itself the seeds of its reversal," I had no idea what he meant. But, like his other catchy quotables -- "global village," "cool media," "the medium is the message" -- it stayed with me. Now, in the Internet age, I am seeing proof of his prophecy every day.
Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.
They told me that I’m nuts.
Everything you need to know about the state of the Republican presidential race is explained by the schedules of the first two candidates to publicly dip their toes into the 2016 waters.
Former Florida Gov.Jeb Bush, like Willie Sutton going where the money is, was scheduled to fundraise in Greenwich, Connecticut, Wednesday.
As protesters march through our cities to remind us that black lives matter, grievances about our racially fractured society extend far beyond flashpoints over police violence.
What is the state of the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about, particularly as it relates to economic opportunity?
It's a new year in Washington, and I cannot tell you how harmonious things are looking.
"There's plenty of common ground for bipartisan compromise," said Harry Reid, the new Senate minority leader. Well, not in person. Reid fell off an exercise machine at his house last week and he's staying home until he no longer looks as if he was pummeled on his way to the cafeteria.
Ever since a Danish newspaper drew death threats and incited protests by publishing cartoons satirizing the prophet Muhammad in 2005, American news organization have wrestled with a question: to publish or not to publish the offending, if clearly newsworthy, cartoons?
Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football — well, football was the real religion.
So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a radio hypester in Montgomery, Alabama, who declared that the December 20 Camellia Bowl was “going to be the biggest event Montgomery has ever had.”