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Published November 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON - Republicans are opposed to President Obama’s deal with the Iranians - whatever it is.
Published November 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Listen up, if you can still hear me.
Published November 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Dennis Zotigh, a cultural specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving today the way most of us will. Neither will lots of other Native Americans.
Published November 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When it comes to historical memory, the old saying that you can’t choose your relatives is just plain wrong. Americans have chosen the Pilgrims as honorary ancestors, and we tend to see their story as inseparable from the story of our nation, “land of the Pilgrims’ pride.”
Published November 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
For some time, the House has been called “dysfunctional” by critics on the right and the left. House hard-liners were largely responsible for the government shutdown. The speaker has undergone a series of ordeals, including the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the “fiscal cliff,” because a significant segment of his caucus is unrealistic. But now the House is at least doing its job professionally.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Thursday’s stunning rules change by Senate Democrats can best be described as Obamacare II: another exercise of partisan political power to permit the majority to do whatever it wants. This time, the goal was advancing its agenda unchecked through the courts and executive agencies.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Researchers this summer purchased 42 children’s chairs, sofas and other furniture from major retailers and tested them for toxic flame retardants that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, diminished IQs and other problems.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A few years ago, Doug Matthews, an insurance executive from New Jersey, posted a rant on about how holiday shopping had overtaken Thanksgiving. “Respect the Bird!” was his refrain, and he seemed to strike a chord — generating more comments and pageviews than anything the recipe-sharing site had seen before, inspiring the launch of a “Respect the Bird” campaign.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 2:08PM
Here's your chance to make your voice heard.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 1:00PM
The fabled Age of Leisure that the Industrial Revolution promised may not have transpired for a majority of working Americans, but a select group had hoped to enjoy something that looks an awful lot like it. As they approach retirement, American workers prepare to step back and enjoy their final years. However, the sheer number of retirees, and the cost of accommodating them, is likely to put an end to these dreams before they begin.
Published November 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The defense reauthorization bill is drawing more interest than usual, because this year it comes with a catfight – or so the press and the male cats in the Senate would have it.
Published November 23rd, 2013 - 7:37AM
WASHINGTON — I've written about the ongoing smog problem in China’s cities. On my recent trip, some of my colleagues were more forward looking and less concerned about looking silly than I and brought along their own face masks. But in retrospect, I wish I had known about the more stylish alternatives now being sold in China by the company Vogmask.
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 7:00AM
Within an hour after President John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, Washington became a ghost town.
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Twenty-five years ago, I asked Charles Bartlett, a syndicated columnist, to tell me about his old and close friend, John F. Kennedy. Bartlett’s answer: “No one ever knew John Kennedy, not all of him.”
Published November 21st, 2013 - 2:25PM
WASHINGTON — This week, three women are graduating from the Marine infantry training course. They’re the first female candidates to pass it. The list of things women supposedly can’t do is evaporating.