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Bill's Clintonesque rebuttal

June 15, 2015 - 7:00am

It had a familiar ring:

"I don't ever know what people's motives are," said former President Bill Clinton, prompting one to pause and consider just what the definition of "motives" is.

Indeed, one doesn't ever know. But when a country or a firm gives large sums of money to a charity founded by a former U.S. president, whose wife happens to be secretary of state, and whose department may be considering business related to said donor, then one would not likely infer purely altruistic motives.

Reality Show Jumps 19 Sharks

June 1, 2015 - 7:00am

WASHINGTON -- Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory:

Faith is a gift that, unfortunately, I have not received.

I feel the same way about reality shows.

Whatever was given to the millions who delight in reality TV was not received by me. This is especially so when reality, religion and politics converge in a home populated by 19 children and two compulsively fertile adults.

Who's the Studliest of Them All?

May 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

Bab(i)es on Campus

May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.

Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of "trigger warnings" and "safe zones" on college campuses.

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.

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