The 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice last weekend underscored the great folly of President Donald Trump's threat to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. President Vladimir Putin's response that "there would be nothing left except an arms race" shows our world leaders have failed to learn from history.
Posted on: 17 November 2018 | 12:47 pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new Democratic representative-elect from New York, seized on a social media smear to show she's not afraid to call out sexism or define herself on her own terms.
Posted on: 17 November 2018 | 7:18 am
A few years back, when Nancy Pelosi was on my "The Axe Files" podcast, I asked her what she had learned about politics as the daughter of Baltimore mayor and Democratic ward leader Thomas D'Alesandro. The first and only woman to serve as speaker of the House needed no time to consider her answer.
Posted on: 16 November 2018 | 4:47 pm
"Green Book" can't avoid "Driving Miss Daisy" comparisons, and probably doesn't want to, as the film -- amid unease about political polarization and racial division -- conspicuously strives to be uplifting and bridge building. To the extent it achieves those objectives credit Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, whose performances bring humanity and dimension to this fact-based road movie, despite the predictable nature of its narrative journey.
Posted on: 16 November 2018 | 9:27 am
A federal courthouse is rarely a place for "Star Trek" references. But Chief US District Judge Mark Walker isn't a normal jurist.
Posted on: 16 November 2018 | 6:04 am
Netflix has flashier shows, but none better than "Narcos," which moves to a new chapter in its fourth season, titled "Narcos: Mexico." Sweeping in scope, the series remains as addictive as ever in chronicling the bleak history of the drug war, delivering a drama so crisp and smartly executed as to provide its own kind of high.
Posted on: 15 November 2018 | 9:28 am
Posted on: 12 November 2018 | 3:52 pm