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34 killed in explosion at market in Nigeria

March 11, 2015 BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — At least 34 persons were killed by a teenage girl suicide bomber on Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, said witnesses. more »»

In grief, Tamir Rice’s mother stands alone

March 10, 2015 Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at March 3’s news conference, she still seems so alon. more »»

Selma plus 50

March 10, 2015 I liked the movie “Selma,” though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced “hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a... more »»

Email scandal won’t doom Hillary

March 9, 2015 Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie “Aliens,” to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. more »»

Why Rubio is strongest possible nominee

March 9, 2015 It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are blessed with a talented crowd of potential candidates this cycle. Fin. more »»

GOP meltdown bodes ill for 2016

March 6, 2015 I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public’s perception that they’re incapable of governin. more »»

America needs the New Hampshire primary

March 6, 2015 An incorrect statement left uncorrected leads often to deception, disillusion and dishonesty. more »»

Random thoughts

March 5, 2015 When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Understanding preventive care

March 5, 2015 Did you know the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover certain preventive services at no cost to you? Many people who now have insurance fail to take advantage of the preventive care... more »»

Boehner on the hot seat

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — One of this city’s current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. more »»

No sense of decency

March 4, 2015 Amazing. Just … amazing. Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. more »»

A racial slur and second chances

March 3, 2015 Let’s start at the beginning. A very good place to start. more »»

Bibi at the barricade

March 3, 2015 The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March... more »»

Is Liberalism exhausted

March 2, 2015 Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their use. more »»

Questions the press doesn't ask Democrats

March 2, 2015 Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press’s crosshair. more »»

A year in a heartbeat

February 28, 2015 My normal February column would talk about Valentine's Day; the Hallmark holiday where we spend three times the amount on flowers and gorge on candy, all in the name of love. This year is different. more »»

Costner pitch-perfect in ‘McFarland, USA’

February 26, 2015 “McFarland, USA” could so easily have been yet another mushy, feel-good, by-the-numbers sports underdog movie. And in beginning, it seems like it’s heading there. more »»

Book Review: Lippman deals with parenthood in ‘Hush Hush’

February 26, 2015 Laura Lippman’s novels about Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan have never followed the predictable mode. more »»

Measles spotted in the United States

February 26, 2015 Measles has been all over the news the last few weeks. This is remarkable because in the year 2000, measles was declared ‘eliminated’ in the United States. more »»

Giuliani versus Obama

February 26, 2015 The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark —... more »»



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