The latest tempest involved New York's 23rd Congressional district, where the Republican candidate was forced out of the race because of her positions on gay and abortion rights.
The impact of Obama's election stretches far beyond even what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "fierce urgency of now." It goes beyond race and beyond policy issues.
All along Sugar Hill Harlem, we think it began with Caroline. The slide, the trenchant derision, the Partied and, some hope, parting exile. "He shou...
Poetry played a special role in the Kennedy family's lives.
Though a most imperfect man, Ted Kennedy made his choice over a life of ease, and America is much the better for it.
For a moment there, Governor David Paterson parted the curtain and offered his theory on why state Democrats want him out: the color of his skin. So that's one person's opinion.
Kennedy is keeping in good fourth generation Kennedy tradition by flirting with the idea of running for office and then citing personal or family issues as reasons for not pulling the trigger.
Someone has sucked the gumption out of New York politics.
A tender, nostalgic profile of the Camelot clan through the eyes of its youngest member, the documentary plays eerily like a premature eulogy.
Meg Whitman has spent her life in fairly high profile business positions. There's evidence that she's spoken to groups. So why is she only engaging in interviews that are the journalistic version of pity sex?
By Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire blogger Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) have set a timetable for healthcare reform by thi...
Now there's a mini-movement to make Caroline the ambassador to the Vatican, which, given the Kennedys' place in the history of American Catholicism, is rather a nice touch.
I asked one of America's foremost horse racing handicappers to take time out from the grandstand and bet on political outcomes. What's his line on Geithner?
New York Governor David Paterson severely damaged his Administration with his botched process for filling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodh...
Thank you Michael Bloomberg for turning my personal philosophy on its ear.
The type of volunteering that SAHM's tend to do -- tasks associated with PTAs, sports teams, etc -- is largely viewed as unskilled, with questionable economic value.