The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various artists, including the inimitable Aretha Franklin singing "Sweet Bitter Love," one of the best songs ever sung. I still have Albums One and Two, their surfaces scratched and covers worn.
This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war's most conspicuous victims -- fragged, you might say, by her own troops.
WASHINGTON -- I confess to being surprised by the surprise over the discovery Monday of a drone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Happily, this particular offender was nothing worse than a hobbyist's copter gone awry. But the presence of drones at the White House should not come as news to anybody who has ever heard a Joe Biden speech or a press briefing by Josh Earnest. Drones large and small are a fixture at this White House.
We should have seen this one coming.
Mitt Romney and his allies are not very pleased with media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who this week said out loud what most political pros have been stewing about for years: Romney was a "terrible candidate."
Do you remember career counseling when you were in school?
The brilliant actor Benedict Cumberbatch is in hot water for getting his words wrong
It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.
Sen. Lydia Chassaniol considers legislative proposals a good way to get the conversation started on matters of public interest.
Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming.
When I was little, Stuart Hamblen's song "This Ole House" always made me unutterably sad. Despite the lively melody and cheerful beat, the homeowner was giving up, leaving his faithful hound dog to fend for itself.
As President Obama prepared on Tuesday to lay out his economic agenda in his State of the Union address, House Republicans were moving ahead with an agenda of their own.
It has been 42 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right to decide whether to go forward with a pregnancy, prior to viability, belongs to a woman, in consultation with her doctors.
Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.
Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext.
Tom Donohue, the longtime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sounded ebullient as he gave his annual report on the health of American business Wednesday.
I met Herbert Block, the late, great editorial cartoonist Herblock, in Washington in the early 1980s. Maybe I should say I saw him. "Met" is too strong a word. I never even shook his hand.
A few words on the limits to freedom of expression: For what it's worth, there are a few that are acceptable. You don't threaten or incite violence. You don't defame. You don't produce child pornography. And you don't falsely shout "Fire!" in the proverbial crowded theater.
1. Voice of the people: A vile and boggy odor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
2. Roses and thorns: 2/1/15 ROSES & THORNS
3. Ask Rufus: 'Oh see the boat go round the bend' LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Kathleen Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Birney Imes: And the bride wore ... a parachute? LOCAL COLUMNS