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Obama takes break from vacation

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight today for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. more »»

Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

August 16, 2014 Politicians have ranges of positions of varying widths that they they find acceptabl. more »»

How I spent my summer vacation

August 16, 2014 Anyone remember that question, often given to us as kids during the first week of school? I remember being envious of those who took long trips or moved into new houses or boasted about "toys" such... more »»

Mindless Drones

August 16, 2014 Drones — unmanned flying machines — will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some of my fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. These fears aren’t groundless. more »»

The rebirth of stakeholder capitalism?

August 16, 2014 In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called “Market Basket” have joined together to oppose the board of director’s decision earlier in the... more »»

Turns out I also don't like shots

August 14, 2014 When you visit a reproductive endocrinologist because you want to have a baby and can’t, because nature is cruel and only allows teenagers and drug addicts to get pregnant, one of the first things... more »»

Robin Williams, comedy and tragedy

August 14, 2014 Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. more »»

A poll apart

August 14, 2014 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

Grief knows no season

August 14, 2014 In the summertime it is typically the time to enjoy the outdoors and have fun with family and friends. Unfortunately, life may have thrown you a curve and a loved one has recently died. more »»

Obama Doctrine put to the test

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON—Even as President Obama continues to insist that there will be no return of American “boots on the ground” in Iraq, stark reality is severely testing what has come to be known as the Obam... more »»

Obama remains consistent in indifference

August 11, 2014 In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premis. more »»

UN prevents peace

August 11, 2014 The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. more »»

The boys and girls of fall

August 9, 2014 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald As a teacher, I do not think it is any surprise that fall is my favorite seaso. more »»

Harvey Fierstein would like to act again

August 9, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — After some very successful years writing for the stage, Harvey Fierstein says he would like to be on one again. more »»

New job for Prince William

August 9, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Prince William is taking a new job: Air ambulance pilo. more »»

In defense of killing the clematis

August 8, 2014 Ladies and gentleman of the jury, you have heard a lot of evidence throughout the course of this trial that my client allegedly killed his wife’s clematis plan. more »»

Western anti-Semitism

August 8, 2014 Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. more »»

What risk does the Ebola virus pose?

August 7, 2014 Perhaps you have heard about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and are wondering if you should be concerned. Let’s look at the facts and evaluate our personal ris. more »»

Newbie Cruz stirs up more trouble for Boehner in House

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress’s five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehne. more »»

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

August 6, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its... more »»



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