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Reality Checks in With Congressional Fresh(wo)men

January 22, 2019 - 6:00am

As the new freshman class of congressional women bopped, hopped and doo-wopped into town, old sourpusses smirked -- they'll meet reality soon enough.

The Grinch Has Lost His Mind

December 24, 2018 - 7:00am

'Tis not the season to be jolly, thanks to Donald Trump.

Lies, Lies -- and Dadgum Lies

December 4, 2018 - 7:00am

Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little surprise -- everyone attached to this administration seems to lie with ease. And yet it's explosive news in the carnival-kingdom of liars, crooks and thieves.

Paradise Lost

November 20, 2018 - 7:00am

When polarity defines us, it's easy to lose sight of our common humanity.

The GOP's Woman Problem

November 15, 2018 - 7:00am

It has been long rumored that the Republican Party has a woman problem, so much so that a few years ago GOP congressmen sent aides to classes on how to talk to and about women.

Relief Is yet to Come

November 12, 2018 - 7:00am

It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a disorderly House.

Eleventh-Hour Slander

September 17, 2018 - 7:00am

After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school.

No, I'm Spartacus!

September 10, 2018 - 7:00am

It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator.

Born to Fly, Bound to Run

July 23, 2018 - 7:00am

Republican Ashley Nickloes is the only woman in a seven-way primary race to fill a congressional seat held by one family for five decades. She's also the only military pilot in the race, running against a litany of odds, including the strong possibility that she'll lose to a popular career politician who hunts Bigfoot and made it easier for Tennesseans to eat their roadkill.

Fearing the Worst

July 2, 2018 - 7:00am

It was far too easy to assume the worst -- that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass.




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