| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Summer has slipped into memory, school buses are rolling down our streets, and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
Time for someone to save us from the god-awful mudslinging.
I can't remember political ads ever being so negative or deceptive....
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
| Feb 2, 2014
The Shah of Persia refused to be taken to the Derby Day, saying "It is already known to me that one horse can run faster than another."
— William James, "The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2"
I'm with the shah on this one. I feel the same...
| Feb 25, 2014
Down with stakeholders.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable healthcare for kids. Retail medical clinics — at drugstores, Wal-Marts, etc. — are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
John Grisham is the world's most successful author of legal thrillers (and one baseball novel, last year's "Calico Joe") with sales of more than 275 million copies to his credit. He talked by phone from his office in Charlottesville, Va., about...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The seemingly cursed Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will reportedly be turning off its lights for good come January.
The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:35 AM
It's a video about a dog named Milo and his 30-something, urban-dwelling owner. Or is it?
Milo and his mom stop at Chic Petique for treats, then walk to a newish town house in the style of hundreds built in Philadelphia's ring neighborhoods during the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It has been almost 10 years since Bashur the dog left a war zone in Iraq for a quiet home in the Chicago suburbs, and in that time, a lot has changed.
Once small enough to fit in the palm of the Army officer who rescued her from a life in the wild,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children.
| Dec 10, 2013
Newspapers, including this one, are among the last places in America that has close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted].
I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I'd best not for fear of arousing the ire of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thinking about buying Facebook stock? You may be suffering from a mental disorder. No, really.
If you are thinking about buying Facebook, first make sure you are not suffering from Stockholm syndrome. This paradoxical psychological phenomenon refers to...