Saturday October 10, 2015
June 4th, 2015
Is Hollywood really ready to give a 67-year-old woman a leading role in a big-budget production?
Evangelicals have gone through a good deal of handwringing over a younger generation that is less predictably faithful than their parents. Now, evangelical leaders in Washington are having trouble sending the kind of unified message that will entice them to follow.
In the course of working on a book about the NCAA these past few years, I've found myself grappling with the legacy of Walter Byers.
Byers, who died this week at the age of 93, was the first genuine full-time employee of the NCAA, a role he assumed in 1951 when he was hired to be its executive director.
Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take -- and how their strategies would make a difference.
When it comes to covering Hillary Rodham Clinton, some campaign reporters are feeling less equal than others.
Major news organizations have established their own press pool to cover the leading Democratic candidate, an arrangement that gives them premium access to Clinton as she campaigns in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere.
Did you know that there is a group advocating for a museum that features the stories of women? It's about time - past time for such. At long, long last in December of 2014, Congress passed legislation to study the feasibility of establishing a world class women's history museum in Washington, DC.
Gov. Walker and the Cool Thing
We've been wondering when a presidential candidate would say something incredibly insensitive about women and reproduction.
If the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey were running today's Republican Party, they could easily resolve its dilemma of having a dozen or more declared or prospective presidential candidates. They could just stuff them all in that old trick car and have them tumble out under the Big Tent in no particular order as the ringmaster introduces them.
America remains, despite the damage inflicted by the Great Recession and its aftermath, a very rich country. But many Americans are economically insecure, with little protection from life's risks. They frequently experience financial hardship; many don't expect to be able to retire, and if they do retire have little to live on besides Social Security.