Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton's personal computer contained classified email. This sounds bad to anyone who is unaccustomed to dealing with classified information, but not so much to those of us with security clearances
Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89.
Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks. The Great Emancipator did not live to write an autobiography, but
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.
The story starts in the months between 9/11 and the start of the Iraq war in March 2003. Plame is seen developing intelligence
2009 may go down as the year of celebrity deaths — in no small part due to Walter Cronkite, who passed away in July and whose
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.
Joliet Township High School officials are considering honoring longtime syndicated columnist and TV commentator Robert Novak
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.
The first time I met Bob Novak, I was eight years old. I remember what I was wearing -- a sleeveless tomato-soup-red wool
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
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.
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.
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.
NOVAK: Just let me finish what I'm going to say, James. Please, I know you hate to hear me, but you have... CARVILLE: He's