We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.
While our massive health care reform package was hammered out in the back offices of the Capitol, Senators still found time to bend over backwards for the Gun Owners of America.
The Senate's efforts to introduce a tax on tanning beds hit a roadblock today as Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted the idea, calling it "a blatant attack on Orange Americans."
There's another of these Powerful Man is a Scumbag stories that really should be getting this kind of scrutiny because it does matter.
You can tell the sun is setting on a once-great political party when it starts issuing angry, demonizing mission statements that seem deliberately devised to alienate as many moderate voters as possible.
"After two days of refusing to speak to the media about suspicious aspects of my personal life, I have proved to myself that I am qualified for a career in politics," Mr. Woods told reporters in Orlando.
The John Ensign affair is mysterious in only one way to me: the quiet Mrs. Hampton.
We're in a no-kidding crucial situation. Unless someone will stand up and (metaphorically) shout "you lie!" to those who are lying, we may find one day that there is no one left to speak for us.
David Letterman successfully navigated his way through three explosive crises -- personal, professional and legal -- by simply telling the truth.
Step one: Get yourself elected to high political office. Step two: Find yourself someone to love other than your spouse. And as long as you're at it...
Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn't permanent and peace of mind can't be bought.
Here's the inspiring part: the sight of John Ensign sitting behind a microphone and talking about how people need to follow the rules. He can do all this while keeping a straight face!
Senator Coburn claims physician-patient privilege to avoid testifying against Ensign. But this is not a "Get out of Jail Free" card for physicians who acquire knowledge outside of their work as doctors.
Recent illogical bloviation by politicians and pundits brings to mind the summer's passing of two writer friends and colleagues, each of whom had a sure grasp of mass hysteria.
Even if he didn't mean to, I want to thank Senator John Ensign of Nevada for speaking out about the importance of reducing gun violence as a means of addressing America's skyrocketing health care costs.
Those in the powerful, secretive, Washington Christian fundamentalist association known as The Family have led some of the most virulent opposition to health care reform and especially a "public option".