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...

08/14/2014 - 6:42pm

    It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

    And now it is gone.

    It has been slipping for some time, really, but a Wall Street Journal/NBC News...

08/14/2014 - 6:41pm

    Sitting on a deck chair on the family-friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.

    I can understand why citizens would be upset if, say, a...

08/14/2014 - 6:39pm

    I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”

    But now, a...

08/14/2014 - 6:39pm

    In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible treasonous act by Richard Nixon during the Vietnam war.

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08/14/2014 - 6:38pm

    Well, let's hope that's over.

    President Barack Obama was in Martha's Vineyard, playing golf. Hillary Clinton arrived, ready to sign books. They were headed for the same birthday party where, a Clinton aide said, they intended to "hug it out."...

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