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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
    As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. 4 midterm congressional elections, she is taking a page from the comeback playbook of another one-...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:29pm
    The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:29pm
    When Secretary of State John Kerry began his high-energy effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace, I argued that it was the last train for a two-state solution. If it didn't work, it would mean that the top-down,...
Thursday, October 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...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:28pm
    Listen.     A lot of people have been complaining about our Ebola panic. Turn on cable news, and you find people frantically asking if you can get it from a bowling ball (nope) and whether the virus is notably,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:28pm
    The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken.     We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:27pm
    I'm always thinking back to that lunch in Kennebunkport, because I saw it all there: what drove George W. Bush toward the presidency; what shaped so many of his decisions in office.     I was interviewing his...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:27pm
    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, "Daily Show" fans: In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy.     Not unless you get...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:26pm
   A fear has spread across the U.S. that has nothing to do with Ebola. White hazmats suits will be popular on Halloween, but on election day, many voters will be most frightened by the prospect of those in black robes who don't...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:26pm
    There's a TV ad that's been running in Louisiana:     It's evening and a mom is tucking in her baby. Getting a nice text from dad, who's away on a trip. Then suddenly - dark shadow on a window....
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:25pm
    "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."     Few would describe Obama...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:24pm
    Who would have thought that women's rights to birth control would be hanging by such a thin thread in 2014? Margaret Sanger must be turning over in her grave at backsliding in all that she fought for expecting only progress....
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:07pm
Dear Prudence,     I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more "modest" streets - mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:04pm
    LoDo Wellness Center, which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown ("LoDo") area, is a mellow place, decorated with Oriental rugs, sofas and statues of Buddha.     Yet...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:04pm
    Why should Tim Cook care what Carl Icahn thinks?     Earlier this month, Icahn, the famed "activist shareholder," sent a lengthy letter to the Apple chief executive, which he also posted on the blogging...
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