On Friday's "Real Time With Bill Maher," panelist James Carville cut through the latest culture war kerfuffle with a perfect sound bite:
One of the first things I did when I came across news of conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart's death Thursday was scan the Internet.
Within minutes, the phone calls started. When the result of the WPIAL's hearing about the Feb. 3 Brentwood-Monessen basketball game began to
I've been told that it is way too early to begin showing signs of Rick Santorum derangement syndrome.
When it comes to Rick Santorum, funny isn't the word that usually comes to mind.
Whatever happened to the honest bigot? What happened to the guy who used to tell you to your face that he didn't like you because of the col
When I heard that Karl Rove was offended by a TV ad that ran during the Super Bowl, there was a brief moment of dread when I thought we
When a co-worker brought "Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master" to my attention last week, I was immediately intrigued.
Mitt Romney may not be the most callous candidate who has ever run for president, but he is surely the most out of touch.
In an era of rugged individualism and mindless austerity, there's something almost quaint about the concept of public transportation. When y
If there's one subject that conservatives love to gas on and on about it is Ronald Reagan. To hear them speak of the late, sainted president
Eventually, Newton Leroy Gingrich's ship is going to crash upon the rocks of Republican realpolitik. When it does, we'll look back on the da
It was only last year that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was considered a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nominati
Last week, video footage of four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters went viral. With the exception of a han
When I go to Einstein Brothers Bagels in the morning for a cup of hot tea, I see black people. Among the cash register, the cappuccino machi
To be a supporter of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum during his run for the Republican presidential nomination is to find oneself in
According to the sages on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former Sen. Rick Santorum has tucked under his rotating ensemble of sweater vests something
Three days into 2012 and I'm already losing faith in the destructive power of the Mayan calendar. Wasn't it only two or three years ago that
Don't beat yourself up because you haven't read Karen Russell's "Swamplandia" or Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs." I haven't either. Chances a
One of the most bizarre things about the Republican presidential primary contest is the popularity of Ron Paul. The Texas congressman has be
Four West End teenagers stand accused of burglarizing a neighborhood convenience store for kicks, fame and Christmas loot. Like semi-profess
Steve Martin's brilliant 1979 comedy "The Jerk" opens with a riff everyone who has ever seen the film can recite by heart. "I am not a bum.
In America, there is no separation between church and state when it comes to football. Expressions of Christian religiosity and the gridiron
Muslims really thought they were doing the world a favor by pulling Europe and its mostly illiterate Christians out of the Dark Ages.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Two days ago, Philadelphia District Attorney Set
Backstage at the Lawrenceville Loyal Order of Moose hall on Saturday night, George "The Animal" Steele held forth about professional wrestli
Adapting a popular British put-down, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently described Newt Gingrich as "a stupid man's idea of what