Saturday February 13, 2016
At some point on the long, hard slog toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hillary Clinton is going to need the people whom she least wants. Safe passage to the White House will require an audience with, perhaps even a benediction from, the lizard kings of the campaign trail: political reporters.
You can spot them. The frozen ones who come outside at lunch like sun-seeking turtles, cardigans balled up next to them, bare shoulders defrosting in the noon sunlight, no matter how wilting it is outdoors.
Every single woman I talked to in downtown Washington on a hot, humid July afternoon was thawing out.
Do not worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Worry, instead, about what his current -- emphasis on current -- stratospheric standing in the polls says about two things: the Republican Party and the other GOP candidates.
I love baseball. I have since I was a kid. And I’m lucky to be married to a woman who loves the game as much as I do.
We recently attended the 86th annual Major League All Star Game in Cincinnati. As part of the opening ceremonies, the Cincinnati Reds honored what they called the Franchise Four, the four greatest players in the team’s history: Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Barry Larkin, and Pete Rose.
Right now, it's beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009.
Perhaps you recall how, during the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Obama's opponents treated his expressed willingness to speak with the leaders of unfriendly countries such as Cuba and Iran as a sign of immaturity.
I have so many questions about the case in which Sandra Bland was arrested in a small Texas town and died in police custody. These are questions that ought to be easy to answer, questions that I suspect many others may share. Here are just some of my areas of inquiry.
At the very start of Donald Trump's farcical presidential campaign, he did the rival Democratic Party a great favor by tarnishing the entire Republican brand with his irresponsible smear of Mexican border-crossers.
The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language.”
Yes, and when created by a people’s champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty — just as Joshua’s trumpeters brought down the walls of Jericho.
Or, in Young’s case, the walls of Monsanto.
If the Republicans want to save themselves from the demolition derby of their presidential primary race, they would flock to the side of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Kasich stands out in the field. He broke records in his re-election in a purple swing state, carrying every group in 86 of 88 counties -- including Cleveland's Cuyahoga County, which Barack Obama won by a 2-to-1 margin in 2012.