Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown -- and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role.
Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.
Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House?
But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief.
If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager.
The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.
In the wake of the horrific murders of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, America is reenacting the usual drama: Politicians repeat past arguments, citizens retreat into their routines, killers reload.
As Barack Obama's presidency takes a back seat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph.
Standing on my hotel balcony in the pre-dawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small man-made lake and a golf course.
With the surrender of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for.
It was such a marvelous idea: the United States of America.
You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.
It wasn't precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's (Wis.) comment that he's not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least . . . something.
Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."
As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom.
One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex.
When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.
African Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.
After all they've endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, their voices are still treated dismissively by tone-deaf politicians who would ask for their votes.
As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet.
The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley's Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots.
Among the exhibits, curators might place the History of Conventional Wisdom, wherein the page titled "Populists Never Win in America" has a large, red X drawn through the word "never."
When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.
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