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Defining Deity Down

May 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

Matters of Perception

May 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges -- perception.

Wife of the Party

May 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

2016: The Woman Trap

April 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

Ring In the Olde?

April 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.

This is never truer than during a political season. It doesn't matter whether the past (meaning all of four years ago) trumps the present -- or whether the future carries a whiff of embers and smoke -- we gallop into tomorrow like a dog who mastered the screen door latch, and find little worthy of regard in yesterday.

Rolling Stone Gathers Dirt -- on Itself

April 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

"As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong ..."

Thus read a Rolling Stone editor's note attached to a post-mortem story on the false story it published last fall about an alleged gang rape by members of University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Revenge of the Help

April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.

Born-Again Parenting

April 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.

I have your attention, don't I?

A Leap of Faith -- Into Thin Air

March 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.

Let's Not Talk

March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish it to be.




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