Wednesday September 17, 2014
June 8th, 2014
The last few days have offered vivid illustrations of why Hillary Clinton could decide not to run for president -- and why, in the end, I believe she will.
Example No. 1 is the ludicrous debate over whether Clinton, in the latest People magazine cover, was leaning on a walker.
On Saturday, Bowe Bergdahl was a hero, and the five members of the Taliban being freed in exchange for him were the worst of the worst.
By the end of the week, it seemed that neither is actually true. The parade in Bergdahl's Idaho hometown was canceled. Four of the five aren't nice guys, but they aren't war criminals, either.
It is difficult to read stories about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a murderous spree in Isla Vista, California, last month, without feeling some empathy for his parents.
One of the many problems with our all-Hillary-all-the-time news fixation is the way it obscures other juicy Democratic dramas, shoving their stars into the wings.
Andrew Cuomo, come on out to center stage. You deserve it, you sly, ruthless, freshly humbled man. She may have Bill, Benghazi, a new book and an imminent grandchild, but you deserve a moment of our time and a measure of our fascination.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America's largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable firm and third-largest broadband provider.
The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I used to love as a child.
Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop.
What could go wrong with a bite or two?
I am a sucker for commencements, but this one filled me with many different emotions.
Obamacare foes have portrayed the VA hospital scandal as a dystopian glimpse into the future of the Affordable Care Act. The temptation is understandable if one regards health care policy as just another battlefield for partisan strife.
Not that the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs don't offer tough lessons for the other side. Supporters of government programs have an obligation to insist that said programs be efficiently run.
Even for people who don't believe in it, climate change just got real. It's about time.
No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right?
If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!”