Like you, I'd enjoy rooting the Nationals upward and onward in 2012, perhaps even to — dare we dream? — the World Series.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and other ambitious Republicans eyeing a possible invitation to be Mitt Romney's running mate might want to keep 1920 in mind. That was the last time the losing vice presidential nominee was a politician skillful and lucky enough to eventually become president.
When Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker would meet with recruits, he talked to them about the doors they could open with a degree from the nation's most prestigious university: Nobel Prize winner, president of the United States, and even NBA star.
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In the age of the Internet, when everybody wants to get his two cents into the debate and anybody can invent his own facts and rant in a blog or sometimes even a newspaper column, endorsements don't mean much. They particularly don't mean much coming from a congressman.
JFK fidgeted, but Richard Nixon sat perfectly still. No, not in the historic televised presidential debate, but in sitting for their respective portraits.
President Obama chose an unusual way to begin the campaign year in Arizona, where he hopes to reverse Democrats' losing streak — by getting into a highly public confrontation with the state's Republican governor.
The Obama administration's cautious response to the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il reflects unease and uncertainty about the leadership transition in the reclusive country that has confounded U.S. presidents since Harry S Truman.
Thomas Jefferson collected old books and French wines, Warren Harding collected poker buddies, and FDR collected stamps. Harry S Truman collected sheet music and played the piano. But not so long ago, wife-collecting was regarded as over the line. Cats do it, dogs do it and even educated fleas are said to conduct serial impermanent romances. But presidents were held to a tougher moral standard.