Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
The past couple months have been marked by a seeming unprecedented number of man-made tragedies, as distinct from those caused by violent outbursts of the natural world, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis.
One big reason President Obama has had such a tough week is that, for once, nobody – not even members of his own party and his usually adoring press corps – is going to buy his standard line that anything wrong is due to “the mess I inherited.”
News out of Pinehurst Tuesday morning was alarming concerning a Beaumont business local city leaders are trying to contact over the phone.
I remember the day like it was yesterday – Dec. 15, 1967, a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Ironton, Ohio.
During Kentucky Derby week, gambling was at the forefront of my life.
In the 2008 Pixar movie “WALL.E,” humans so clogged up the earth with garbage they had to move to spaceships. Motorized chairs ferried the obese blobs portraying people of the future, who sipped liquids from massive cups and sat mesmerized by video screens.
Many years ago, I was at an event where former newspaper columnist and now author Dave Barry was signing copies of his latest book.
At a press conference marking 100 days into his second term in office, President Barack Obama said, "What's happening in Syria is a blemish on the international community."
After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters.