Emperor and Empress to hold tea party for royals from overseas

National Oct 8, 2019

Emperor and Empress to hold tea party for royals from overseas

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will invite royals from overseas who are attending the emperor's Oct. 22 enthronement proclamation ceremony to their residence for a tea party the following day, Imperial Household Agency vice head Yasuhiko Nishimura said Monday. "We planned the tea party to ...

Commentary / World Mar 1, 2015

The not-ready-for-prime-time Republicans

by Elizabeth Drew

In their first couple of months dominating the U.S. Congress, Republicans have passed no major legislation, taken largely negative positions and may be about to impede the operation of a crucial government department. In short, they're not where national leaders hoped they would be.

Editorials Jun 19, 2014

Political earthquake in Virginia

The primary election defeat of the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives by an unheralded economics professor upends the conventional wisdom that the tea party had slid into oblivion.