After having worked in or reported on the last 12 U.S. presidential elections, I am convinced that successful politicians who regularly run for and win public office possess an extra olfactory nerve that enables them to sniff changing political winds, often long before the rest of us have even noticed the leaves stirring.
Washington and American political life are suffering from an acute humor deficit.
If history is a semi-reliable guide, then 2014 ought to be a pretty good year for Republicans.
Barack Obama has never minced words about the Cayman Islands.
Edward Snowden has been relentlessly attacked by Washington pundits and politicians for one, unforgivable offense: He did not graduate from high school.
Mo Udall was never able to convince himself -- unlike basically every other presidential candidate can -- that the very survival of the Western World depended upon his winning the White House.
The president who benefits from personally giving the green light to Navy SEAL Team 6 will also be held accountable for the wrongful acts of his appointees.
The graduation speaker's duty is to provide some rules or advice for the graduates.
Some stories are just too good to check out.
To listen to the language of American political campaigns, you could reasonably conclude that "big" is bad and "small" is good.