We look at the children of former presidents, who married while their dads worked in the Oval Office.
Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, has died at age 99.
"Wiki" is a cute Hawaiian word for "quick" - borrowed by Ward Cunningham, creator of the first Internet wiki - from the name of a fast little interterminal shuttle at Honolulu International Airport.
Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records and produced hits for Tony Bennett, Patti Page and other performers, has died at age 99.
They're a minority, but a vocal one, and they're hovering like storm clouds over a brittle recovery.
An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website had civilian help, a key figure in the case said Saturday.
The Wikileaks scandal is not even a pale carbon copy of the Pentagon papers 39 years ago that accelerated America's Vietnam defeat. But even then, nothing was revealed that wasn't known by the war correspondents covering Vietnam. Deception and disinformation were part of the U.S. arsenal. And the daily afternoon military briefing was known as the "Five O'clock Follies." This was followed by the civilian briefing, which was largely ignored by the war correspondents. Yet this is where one found out about the latest Viet Cong atrocity - such as wiping out an entire village to cower neighboring villages into total compliance.
"I know liberals call you 'the most dangerous man in America,' " Ronald Reagan wrote in a letter to Rush Limbaugh in 1992, "but don't worry about it, they used to say the same thing about me."
The other day in the Wall Street Journal, my friend Fred Barnes deposited a few thoughts on journalism provoked by the discovery of a mother lode of left-wing bigotry, screeds and semiliterate gibbering. He hastened to tell his readers that there was no conspiracy behind the journalists' "tilt" to the left, but rather, "The media disproportionately attracts people from the liberal arts background who tend, quite innocently, to be politically liberal." Then he filed a caveat, noting that "hundreds of journalists have gotten together, on an online listserv called JournoList, to promote liberalism and liberal politicians at the expense of traditional journalism."