Government

08/21/2014 - 6:23pm

    How far would you go to stay out of jail? Would you publicly humiliate your wife of 38 years, portraying her as some kind of shrieking harridan? Would you put the innermost secrets of your marriage on display, inviting voyeurs to rummage at will?

    For Robert McDonnell, the former Virginia governor...

08/21/2014 - 6:12pm

    Attitudes in Europe toward an America that is regrouping are marked today by extreme ambivalence. Europeans have long been known for finishing their diatribes about the United States by asking how they can get their child into Stanford. These days, European after-dinner conversation tends to be...

08/19/2014 - 12:50am

    If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. In that interview, the former secretary of state, who during her tenure was unfailingly loyal to her boss and former adversary, sharply criticized...

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    Given all of the smoky talk about Colorado and marijuana, you arrive here with the feeling that you're stepping into some freaky, one-of-a-kind laboratory.

    And you are.

    But the experiment goes well beyond the...

08/19/2014 - 12:48am

    Jim Risen is gruff.

    The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.

    "Editors think I'm a curmudgeon," the 59-year-old admits,...

08/19/2014 - 12:48am

    "Are you afraid of heights?" a questioner asked Alaskan Senate candidates in a debate this week.

    The three men onstage, all running for the Republican nomination in next week's primary, vigorously denied they suffered from acrophobia.

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