When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.
When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.
Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day.
Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a fall.
No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies' man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt.
So emerges a fresh image of the man who created Fox News, the cable network known for its leggy, law-degreed female hosts. Ailes, like Hugh Hefner, knew that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
A longtime Republican friend texted just as the Democratic National Convention was burying itself in balloons: "I'm sorry," she said, "I'm a Democrat."
If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders whether the two groups hail from the same country.
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.
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