WASHINGTON - So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.
WASHINGTON - The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life:
WASHINGTON - To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children.
WASHINGTON - Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers.
WASHINGTON - With The New York Times' sudden dismissal of Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Karl Rove's suggestion that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage, the curtain opened on a new theater in an old war.
WASHINGTON - When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was: Nah. If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I'd never get the draperies hung.
WASHINGTON - When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.
WASHINGTON - This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.
WASHINGTON - Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.
WASHINGTON - The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections.
WASHINGTON - The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.
WASHINGTON - The new "agreement" between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.
WASHINGTON - One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.
WASHINGTON - Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.
WASHINGTON - H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon's observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.
"As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong . . ."
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.
For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.
Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain more than one idea at a time.
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