Timothy Egan

04/16/2015 - 5:48pm

    Imagine him in the last week of his life, 150 years ago this month. Shuffling, clothes hanging loosely on the 6-foot-4-inch frame, that tinny voice, a face much older than someone of 56. "I am a tired man," he said. "Sometimes I think I am the tiredest man on earth."

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03/26/2015 - 8:43pm

    You probably know from his weepy reminiscences that the speaker of the House, John Boehner, once worked as a bartender and a janitor, and took seven years to get out of college. Maybe you've heard that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a preacher's...

01/30/2015 - 12:19am

    As the world contemplates the deflated football scandal in Boston - ballghazi - please allow me one last moment of undiluted sports delirium. I live in Seattle, where, at least for a while, the sky is always blue, trees are blossoming early, all children...

12/04/2014 - 3:41pm

    When ushered into the master bedroom of the Mormon patriarch Brigham Young at his winter home in St. George, Utah, a few years ago, I felt duty-bound to ask an obvious question: Where did the other women sleep?

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10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't strike me as the kind of guy I'd want to share a beer and a brat with, or be stuck next to on a long flight. But I would like for the most influential swing voter on the Supreme Court to step away from his legal aerie...

10/23/2014 - 2:25pm

    An editor with multiple graduate degrees once called me up with a story idea hatched among fellow trend-sniffers in Manhattan.

    "Indians," he said, with practiced urgency. "...

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