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Suzanne Fields

Articles by Suzanne Fields

Liz and Mary Cheney, in 2006       Associated Press photo

FIELDS: Cheney siblings' dirty laundry out of the closet

You could call it the "Catfight at Cheney Corral" (but if you do, you should expect feminist outrage). When Liz Cheney moved from the suburbs of the nation's capital to Wyoming to run for the U.S. Senate, she knew she was asking for trouble. She risked being called a "carpetbagger," but that has a sharper sting in Virginia than in Wyoming. By emphasizing her conservative roots, she pulled intimate and sensitive family laundry out for a public airing. Published November 20, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Kennedy assassination changed us forever

John F. Kennedy became more myth than man with his assassination, a half-century ago this month. Jackie Kennedy herself said so. A year after Dallas, in a memorial issue of the old Look magazine, she wrote that she had wanted to grow old with the man, to see their children grown up, but she was destined to grow old only with the myth. Only the legend survived. Published November 13, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The barrier between the geeks and suits

Edward Snowden's stolen secrets and the dismal failure of the rollout of Obamacare is giving electronic technology a bad name. But blaming high-tech tools is more of blaming the messenger. We have to work harder to master the secrets of the Internet, but the human element remains our biggest weakness. Published November 6, 2013

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri poses for photographers during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York. (AP Photo by Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City)

FIELDS: She's come a long way, baby

Miss America is back in town. After being exiled to Las Vegas for seven years, the pageant moved home to its birthplace for an end-of-summer carnival of kitsch and kicks, beautiful women romping in the sand and dipping toes in the sea, and showing their gams to the Boardwalk empire. That's entertainment — and it's big business. Published September 19, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Wired connections and cultural disconnects

Despite its heat and humidity, August isn't cruel like April, but it taps deeper into melancholy. The days grow shorter, sunlight becomes less intense and shadows lengthen, shading the edges of experience. Summer begins to feel like Sunday night. Published August 22, 2013

Illustration by Mark Weber

FIELDS: Finding the elusive 'right thing'

The white-hot debate over immigration is fired by anecdote, tale and even parable. The personal is always political, and when immigration is up for debate, the personal inflames every debater with pride and prejudice. Published August 15, 2013

William Brown

FIELDS: With no home of their own

Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. Published August 8, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The peril in 'children' playing politics

Anthony Weiner is the comic relief the culture has been waiting for, sexualized politics without a moral message. Salacious texting, a parody of sensual touching, doesn't depend on the meaning of "is" or "was." Published August 1, 2013

The Washington Times

FIELDS: High-tech and humanity

Economic anxiety defines the Detroit bankruptcy, and not just in Michigan and the Midwest. Detroit is the urban nightmare, symbolic of America's downward cultural spiral since the 1960s, when optimism about what Americans could accomplish was the national elixir. Published July 25, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The miserable man without a country

Now it's official, but subject to events. Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia, and Vladimir Putin wants it to be very temporary. The Russian president might send him Dr. Seuss as a bedtime story. Published July 18, 2013