For several weeks now, I've been in terrific spirits. It's not that I was depressed before that — I've generally been feeling fine — but I'm talking about another level here, something akin to elation. There are some external explanations for how I'm feeling, but on reflection, I don't think it's fundamentally about what's going on outside me so much as inside. Instead, it's about a very small,...
If the NFL’s “Bountygate” scandal has become too complicated for you to follow -- what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals and a civil suit -- here’s all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat.
The third presidential debate, concerned mainly with foreign policy, was frustrating for many commentators because it gave them little to chew on. What’s to debate when there’s so much agreement -- or the semblance of it, at least?
“When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s,” President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.
According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 55 percent of registered voters say the outcome of this election will make “a great deal of difference” in their lives. That’s a 10 percentage point increase over the 2004 election, and more than double the percentage of voters who felt that way about the elections of 1996 or 1992. The stakes this year are higher -- and most voters know it.
Diametrically opposed as the tax plans of President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney may be, one area of agreement is emerging: The government needs to limit the countless deductions, exclusions, exemptions and credits that cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion in revenue every year.
Over the past few decades, economics has been the chief driver of success in the National Football League. Teams that best understood the limits and opportunities of the salary cap enjoyed an advantage on the field. You could call it the Age of the Nerd.