February 25, 2009 We know we're not supposed to say so, but some books are, in fact, better as movies.
February 24, 2009 Lists are everywhere: on Facebook, on TV. Making lists may not bring order to the chaos that is the contemporary world. But it's a start.
February 20, 2009 Like rodents from a burning building, shady money gurus are fleeing the fiery U.S. financial scene. It's not just Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford, found Thursday: Nearly every day it seems there's a new story of a Ponzi schemer on the run or an on-the-fly fund manager being chased or apprehended.
February 13, 2009 With every new technological lunge forward comes a new method of breaking up. For Valentine's Day we offer seven new ways to leave your lover.
February 11, 2009 Because President Obama understands on a profound level that language is the way to hearts and minds, it makes sense to observe his word choice and manner of speaking very closely. In terms of style, Obama has a new way with words. Obamantics, maybe?
February 6, 2009 The president who promised to be transparent is actually omniparent — appearing all over Washington, on TV, on radio, writing an op-ed in The Washington Post in defense of his stimulus package. But not everyone wants to see All Obama All the Time.
February 4, 2009 Editorial cartoonists are known for their wicked wit and acid pens, but so far they are shying away from lampooning President Obama. That could be changing.
February 3, 2009 President Obama swept into office with a promise to clean up the culture of Washington and close the revolving door for lobbyists. But just two weeks into his administration, that pledge is under strain as ethical concerns derail two nominations.
January 30, 2009 Every day seems to bring another report of a major U.S. company laying off workers. But there is some good news on the horizon. And some more bad news.
January 29, 2009 Here and there are signs of decay and stress in the glitzy football game's infrastructure. Sports-marketing and sports-sponsorship growth is virtually flat, major advertisers are in dire financial straits and the NFL itself is laying off staffers.
January 26, 2009 The relentless self-distribution by Blagojevich is the latest episode in a great American tradition — a quest for grace via limelight. He's following in a long line of human time bombs whom a mesmerized public watches in horror and disbelief.
January 23, 2009 Crafted in the image of President Obama's campaign site, the new, blue, official White House Web site promises a blog, slide shows and weekly video addresses. It's a visible symbol of a promise to embrace technological advances to find new solutions to age-old problems.
January 22, 2009 On Day 2 of his presidency, Barack Obama continued to unravel the tapestry of policies woven by former President Bush over the past eight years. Shuttering the detention facility is intended to show that U.S. foreign policy is changing, the president said.
January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama has spent the days leading up to his inauguration setting a new tone for the country, one of humble gratitude and a spirit of service. Observers say the new president's open and self-assured style are important indicators about what kind of leader he will be — and how he'll deal with challenges.
January 19, 2009 Tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets Monday and took up the Obamas' challenge to launch a new era of community service. In the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Anacostia, the National Day of Service kicked off with a parade, then volunteers got busy with paint brushes.
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