In a reprieve from the horror of the most recent terrorist attack, the nation's attentions turned to the man who declared the war on terrorism, George W. Bush.
The striking juxtaposition of the preternaturally perfect Angelina Jolie, waiflike and wispy in a ghostly gown, and the scrappy Pakistani schoolgirl Malala, her face cruelly misshapen by the effects of a Taliban bullet to the head, captures the confluence of feminine power assembled here to "lean on" the world to save women and girls.
All things considered, I'd rather be in Rome. Isn't everyone?
The media love optics, and no one understands this better than President Barack Obama.
When President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that "This time is different," referring to his push for tighter gun control laws, he wasn't just whistling Dixie.
It must be true what they say about women that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.
To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.
Unlike many who recently have joined the debate about gun rights, I have a long history with guns, which I proffer only in the interest of pre-empting the "elitist, liberal, swine, prostitute, blahblahblah" charge.
The new year has begun with an avalanche of Republican retrospectives: What went wrong? What must the GOP do?
In today's world of social media, where everyone's every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn't ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired.
As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they're missing the elephant and the donkey in the room.
One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration and thus one of my personal disappointments was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.
Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.
The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong?"
Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."
We shouldn't be talking about this silliness Big Bird, "bull---- er," or a girl's "first time."
ORLANDO, Fla. Forget "horses and bayonets." The most important word uttered during the third presidential debate was "peace."
Not since Rocky Balboa met Apollo Creed have so many greeted a matchup with as much anticipation as tonight's debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Gloria Steinem is unmistakable.
"This time, the imbeciles have won."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. They came, they were adored, they conquered.
TAMPA, Fla. Gazing out on the pale continent of the Republican National Convention, it was interesting to ponder: What if Barack Obama had been a Republican?
I had hoped he would wait until I got here, but he was in a rush to go.
Some days Mitt Romney must wonder how he got involved with this crew. Here he's trying to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs and his political colleagues keep changing the subject to a topic about which an alarming few seem to know anything at all: women.
"Under a democratical government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abased, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude."
One is hard-pressed to top silliness this political season but a strong contender would be recent speculation about Mitt Romney's likely running mate and the benighted "boring white guy (BWG)."
Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."
The same week that President Barack Obama's health regulations go into effect, forcing people of faith to violate their conscience or shut their doors, Mitt Romney was preaching the gospel of economic and religious freedom in Poland and Israel.
When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon.