By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.
Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.
About that stunning defeat.
Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP establishment.
So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.
The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life.
Just when you thought American higher learning couldn't get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.
Former president George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers.
President Obama, a confirmed newsie, has claimed to read the major papers, perhaps to learn what's going on in his own administration.
When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column I wrote about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was, Nah . If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I'd never get the draperies hung.
When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.
Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.
The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.
The new "agreement" between Russia, the United States and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.
This isn't to say it's not a good "prospect" for ending tensions in Ukraine, as President Obama said. But neither should it surprise anyone that Vladimir Putin is willing to step back from that country -- not to ease economic sanctions but to satisfy his own designs.
The handwriting was on the palm of Nina Khrushcheva's hand, not that she needs notes.
One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.
In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of its "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.
The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama.
From criticism of her trip to China to a recent "tell-all" by former White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin in the New Republic about Obama's allegedly tyrannical behavior, the gloves have been removed.
In matters cultural, California has always been the United States' petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie.
This week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama holds great promise in a time of turmoil, though not necessarily in the ways some may hope.
"Once an agent, always an agent." This was the terse response of Nina Khrushcheva on New Year's Eve 1999 when her mother commented favorably about the new president, Vladimir Putin, who was then speaking on TV.
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