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.
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.
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.