Trick-out your pics; find an eye in the sky.
EPA's plan would expand the scope of Clean Water Act regulation.
Obama should use executive order to reward companies who pay living wage.
WASHINGTON — It's true what they say about Michelle Obama. She has amazing arms. I saw this up close when she unfurled her bare right limb in front of me Thursday night, while the two of us were doing tapas in Washington at the jumping Barcelona restaurant on 14th Street NW.
Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children.
The first "house specific" monitors for consumers will soon be available nationwide.
Complexity of Washington's task seen in American attitude toward Islamic State.
A songwriter's chance encounter with a record label exec blossoms into more.
Jason Bateman plays a despicable misanthrope in "Bad Words," now on DVD.
Various scenarios are possible if Republicans win big in November.
More than 20,000 homeowners in Arizona remain eligible for federal HARP refinancing.
Revealing of 2.9 million inconsistencies by the inspector general is a positive step.
President remains a highly polarizing figure, as approval ratings remain low.
Elevate: Stretching your brain.
If you guide your hopes to a slightly lower orbit, CBS’ futuristic summer series “Extant,” starring Oscar-winner Halle Berry and premiering Wednesday night, isn’t the space disaster one might have feared — especially if you supply your own oxygen in the form of harmless mockery.
While I'm away, readers give the advice.
U.S. should push for restraint to avoid more Middle East conflict.
Some Independence Day history we think we know is just plain false.
Lenders, mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications for pregnant borrowers.
Congressional action may be only way to thwart Hobby Lobby ruling.
The summary moment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy came in August 2013 during a consequential stroll.
While I'm away, readers give the advice.
Two years ago my adult daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
An interesting look at what we can learn from history.
Mike Myers' directorial debut feels like elaborate repayment for entertainment manager's help
The scandal-ridden IRS has undermined our trust in the American way.
Can Iraq hold together? It’s worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism.
Hi, Carolyn: About a year ago I developed a crush on a female friend, whose boyfriend I also know independently of her. I suspect the attraction was mutual but we never acted on it.
Dear Carolyn: I am a generally happy, young teenage boy. I have recently been upset with my mother, because I feel she has been unfriendly. Whenever I ask her if I can do something, she replies that I have to mow the lawn first, or pull weeds out of the garden. I make simple requests, but it…
Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have been together 12 years. His mother is mentally, emotionally and verbally abusive.
It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized.
As a presidential candidate in 2007, Barack Obama told historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, “I have no desire to be one of those presidents who are just on the list — you see their pictures lined up on the wall. I really want to be a president who makes a difference.”
The controversy over Bowe Bergdahl has largely obscured what should have been an important initiative by the Obama administration.
Parallel to the rise of the tea party — with less attention but more potential influence — has been a gathering movement of reform conservatives whom my colleague E.J. Dionne Jr., in an essay in the journal Democracy, dubs “Reformicons.”
A separatist publicity stunt turned into a mob Sunday when militants passed out candy made by Ukraine president-elect.
Hi, Carolyn: I'm a dad with two grown daughters ages 33 and 35. Both have graduate degrees, are gainfully employed, live on their own, and are in what seem to be healthy relationships. My wife and I feel blessed and are very proud of them.
HELLO, CAROLYN: My question is, when is spanking a child OK?
‘Because of unsure and indecisive leadership in the field of foreign policy, questions are being raised on all sides,” the writer declared, adding that the administration was “plagued by a Hamlet-like psychosis which seems to paralyze it every time decisive action is required.”
DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.
Why do some political scandals stick while others fade? The level of media obsession seems to rise and fall as mysteriously as the stock market. On Benghazi, sell. Hold on the IRS audits. On the Veterans Affairs scandal, buy, buy, buy.
Several years ago, I attended the bar mitzvah of a friend’s son. Uniquely in my experience — and, I’d bet, most people’s experience — all of the boy’s four grandparents were Holocaust survivors. In the middle of the ceremony, one grandfather interrupted: “I have something to say.” He recalle…
Much about the future health of the republic depends on Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam being wrong. Given the track record of Harvard social scientists, this might appear a reasonable bet. But in this case, Putnam’s diligence and thoughtfulness make for very bad news.
Americans have something of a science problem. They swallow, for example, about $28 billion worth of vitamins each year, even though the Annals of Internal Medicine recently concluded that “most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they …should…
Dear Carolyn: So eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me, via email, no less, two months before wedding, that she had other plans on my wedding day.
I'm a 21-year-old currently studying abroad at a great distance from my parents. I love my parents very much, and, as a result, we communicate frequently. During college, I would call my mother four or so times a week, but with the time difference, communication here is limited to email. I h…
In one of the lower policy points during the 2012 Republican primary campaign, Rick Santorum told a tea party group, “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”
When my husband and I first started talking about having a baby, he confessed that he is terrified and needed time to get used to the idea. Together, he and I picked a date on the calendar and agreed that would be the day I stopped taking my birth control pills, but that I wouldn't make a hu…
I want to consider having a third child. My husband is adamantly opposed. Indeed, our second was an oops. I've kind of been in denial about the depths of his opposition, but really I know he's not going to change his mind. So how do I (a) forgive my husband for not wanting a third, because I…