WASHINGTON - When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect.
People can't identify with perfection, he said. For the character to be sympathetic, he needs to have a flaw.
WASHINGTON — A Friday New York Times story that essentially indicted and convicted a 22-year-old star football player on an alleged sexual assault charge by an anonymous accuser should have begun as follows:
“We know absolutely nothing about this rumor except what six people told us anon...
WASHINGTON - When it comes to Newt Gingrich's post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of "lobbying" is.
In Monday's debate, Mitt Romney charged Gingrich with "influence peddling.
WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich’s standing ovation Thursday night, when he attacked CNN moderator John King for asking about allegations that Gingrich wanted an “open marriage” with his second wife, told us little about South Carolina, but much about human nature.
The query, for w...
WASHINGTON - I can't speak for Michelle Obama, but call me an angry white woman. If the first lady isn't angry, she certainly has every right to be.
Like every woman I know, black or white, I've watched Mrs. Obama with respect, admiration and arm-envy.
The Republicans' final debate preceding the Iowa caucuses is suddenly uncompelling. There is nothing to do but write about Christopher Hitchens, whose death has made the world immeasurably less interesting.
WASHINGTON - Oh, quelle gaffe.
Rarely has such a small, innocuous, truth-based remark garnered so much attention from the chattering classes as Mitt Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Rick Perry during this past weekend's Republican primary debate.