How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.
I wish them all the best. God knows CNN needs a winner, and all of us need a newsier, better CNN. After all, I got fired for creating the show.
Doug Liman's Fair Game is both a compelling and an infuriating film, for a couple of reasons. For starters, it's true - and yet the victims of this s...
Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."
The inmates have taken over the asylum. The ever-sunny Reagan is dead. The congenial Buckley is dead as well. In their place is the party of Joe the Shouter and Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Death Panel Screecher.
With journalism lumbering through a period of spasmodic ineptitude, the people with hopes for its future could do worse than to emulate Novak's understanding of the darker natures of the folks at the levers of power.
Novak taught me -- and the country -- that there is great power in sashaying behind closed doors, digging for the truth, and then getting it out there.
Robert Novak liked to think of himself as a tough journalist -- "The Prince of Darkness" and all that. But like a lot of "tough" journalists, he wasn'...
Of course, Robert Novak was listed in the phone book. Or is it an "of course"? Let's break it down.
Robert Novak was disliked by many -- liberals, mostly -- but he was a soldier, veteran, and a remarkable, unceasing journalist.
Novak, aware of that natural weakness in his personality, never tired of seeking a more harmonious sense of being. That, I think, is what made Novak ultimately a good man.
He was called "The Prince of Darkness," not by his enemies but by his friends because of his contacts and his power to move the D.C. discussion. But that name reminds me of something very different.
One of Novak's final interviews shows that near the end, he had reversed his partial feelings of regret about the Plame case and, angered by liberal critics, went back into attack mode.
Filling in the gaps in the CIA leak case -- like why Bush administration officials exposed Valerie Plame Wilson's covert operative status -- may be as simple as entering "plame" in an email search.
An excerpt from Dick Cheney's Diary: We turned around and I was back in my bedroom at stately Cheney Manor. "Ronnie? Mr. President?" I whispered, but he was gone.
The President-Elect flipped eight Bush states to the blue column and managed to get two states to elect a Democrat for President for the first time in nearly half a century.