As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying — and its weapons are of superior grade.
If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers.
For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ.
By now, most of the world has digested the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, and millennials can sigh relief that another such re-examination is at least 10 years away.
Meet Simile and Sui Generis.
Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that.
In spite of everything — the GOP's internal scrimmages, the government shutdown, the party's transparent attempts to derail Obamacare — Republicans keep getting second chances.
President Obama is no lip-biting, tear-streaking, chin-trembling apologist.
Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue.
Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is also known to live up to her title now and then.
It isn't over yet, but a bookie today would predict a Terry McAuliffe victory in the Virginia governor's election next week.
While the nation's attention has been riveted on the Keystone Congress, the executive branch was busy developing its own comedy routine.
Most Americans of a certain age grew up hearing the adage: "Behind every great man is a great woman," or some variation thereof.
Two things are often said in this town: "A day is a year in politics." And, "It's all about 2014."
This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right.
In trying to understand the Republican Party's internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny.
As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy — should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? — was, well, knee-jerk.
Losing a hard-fought battle confers no dishonor, but losing a badly chosen battle is embarrassing.
In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else. Both are essential to understanding what just happened.
WASHINGTON — Ask most people on Capitol Hill and they'll say: 50-50. Those are the odds they give for a government shutdown.
Pope Francis continues to delight and surprise as he pursues his radical pilgrimage across the global psyche — inspiring with his humility while also sending shock waves with his subversive...
News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.
About 30 years ago as a young reporter in Florida, I was assigned a series on gun control in response to gun violence, which had peaked in the U.S. in 1980.
As I read Vlad's op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: "Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?"
Rarely, if ever, has so much talk preceded a proposed military strike.
Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant.
Undoubtedly you've heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Obama's vacillation on what to do about Syria.
The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image.
If I had a son, he would look like Christopher Lane, the 22-year-old Australian baseball player shot dead while jogging in Oklahoma.
In one of the early episodes of "Portlandia," the satirical show that makes fun of all things Portland, a couple dining out interviews the waitress about their potential chicken dinner.
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