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07/21/2014 - 1:44am

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon -- perhaps not in our lifetimes.

    How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into overreaction, rocket attacks aimed at civilian targets in Israel, airstrikes targeting...

06/19/2014 - 1:01am

    The Republican Party's reliance on tea party support is like an addict's dependence on a dangerous drug: It may feel good at first, but eventually it eats you alive.

    No House majority leader had ever been ousted in a primary before Eric Cantor's shocking...

06/19/2014 - 12:59am

    Enough. Enough. Enough.  Not one more!  What does it take for us to stop this gun horror?

    Granted, we can never stop all these occurrences of out-of-the-blue shootings, but we can most certainly reduce them.  After each horrible incident there is great...

06/19/2014 - 12:58am

    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.

    Cantor's...

06/12/2014 - 3:09am

    "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows." -- Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

    So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in...

06/12/2014 - 3:09am

    Asking whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 is getting to be like asking whether the pope is Catholic. She continues to insist she hasn't decided, but if you walk and quack like a duck, you must be one.

    The title of her new memoir, "Hard...

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