No fireworks today

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The holiday weekend began this morning, at least around here. Enjoy yours. I'll resume on Monday. Read more

Strange bedfellows

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Before venturing into July, I want to dispense with one piece of unfinished business from June. Amidst all the eventful primaries that... Read more

Sharron's new angle

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Finally, she speaks! Ever since tea-party favorite Sharron Angle won the right to challenge Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid in Nevada's... Read more

Howler of the day

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The best way to beat the heat is to laugh it off. And nobody supplies comic relief better than the Senate Republicans. Their Senate Judiciary... Read more

Byrd takes flight

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Before we inevitably speculate on whether Robert Byrd's death will give the Republicans an opportunity to pick up his West Virginia Senate... Read more

"What are we doing here?"

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Anyone who has tracked the downfall of our Afghanistan commander would be well advised to read the entire Rolling Stone article that triggered... Read more

Plug his hole

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President Obama dumped Gen. Stanley McChrystal late this morning (in official parlance, he "accepted McChrystal's resignation")... Read more

Yet again, the system works

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Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square bomber, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal criminal court. He didn't seek leniency in exchange for... Read more