Appointment process not following the rules

...and Game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed a clever way to balance the system: An appointed board for fish management, another appointed board for game management, and an appointed...

'Kingsman' takes the inherent cartoony illogic of James Bond

...the characters, and am glad that there's such a sharply written action-comedy out there. But for a film so consistently clever, its one "Dumb and Dumber" moment sticks out like a sore thumb. Grade: B+ "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is rated R...

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Bob Franken: Super snoozer

...Deflategate"? For those who have had the good sense to avoid the news and sports on TV, that's the inevitable "gate" tag we clever ones have attached to the scandal over whether the New England Patriots cheated by using footballs that were not blown up to...

Bob Franken: 'The Interview': A real farce

...even something for the conspiracy theorists, another idea making the rounds is that this was really just some diabolically clever marketing plan to get people to pay money to see "The Interview." But that would have to assume that Sony executives are...

Movie review: Mazerunner

...Rod Serling and "The Twilight Zone." Sure, Serling was mining short fiction of the thirties and forties, but the quirky, clever, punchy format of his television show influenced a generation of writers that came after. Short fiction, however, has gone...

Arts & Entertainment
"Dumb and Dumber To"

...Riggle is the best part of the film. "Dumb and Dumber To" feels like one of those movies that might be saved by a lot of clever cameos, but here again the film seriously underwhelms. The one high-profile cameo I can think of is really kind of a non-cameo...

Arts & Entertainment
Rich Lowry: Thank you, Jonathan Gruber

...reach, but also of the imperative to hide the ball. Taxing and spending and redistributive schemes tend to be unpopular, so clever ways have to be found to deny that they are happening. This is what Gruber was getting at. One reason Obamacare was so convoluted...

In quietness and trust is your strength

...top of the watch and dug down through the hay until I found it." What a nice story. To think that a little boy could be so clever to think such a thing. I often think that I am way to busy for my own good. Unlike the small boy, even though he had better...

The Senator sleazebags, and the rest of us

...whether something I say or do is acceptable, then it isn't. Chances are, even the women with whom I work, who laugh at my clever double entendres, probably are humoring me much of the time, painful as that is to admit to myself. Surely I can come up...

Upstart challenges congressional veteran for House seat

...ice-bucket challenge to raise money and awareness to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.But Dunbar said his campaign is about more than clever strategies to get himself noticed.The Democrat says he's a centrist, running because Young is no longer effective. He...



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