| Feb 7, 2013
On the recommendation of several friends, I spent the better part of a recent weekend ("better part" as in the time I could have been doing something better, like having brunch or washing the dog) learning about what to do in the event of a world...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| Feb 19, 2013
President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle.
In a speech about urban gun violence, Obama targeted truant fathers for...
| May 6, 2013
— Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs....
| Mar 12, 2013
Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian?
Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday." -- Alexander Pope
President Obama is known for wanting to "spread the wealth around," but he has now gone a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like an old trouper trying to find a new audience for his same old show, our president and thespian-in-chief is giving it a game try. Consider the press conference he gave the day after the results of this year's midterm elections were in -- and so many...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The chatter in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre that left 12 dead and dozens injured has gone something like this:
The shooter should've never had access to a weapon. Or, things could have turned out differently if an armed hero...
| Mar 12, 2009
Now it's my turn to be a statistic.
Not that kind. I'm still here and writing. So far, anyway. Let me check my in-box -- nope, no pink slip.
So where was I? Oh, right. A statistic.
Add me to the thousands of victims of identity theft (313,982...
| Sep 22, 2011
What if lawmakers passed a bill that allowed two dozen hand-picked political insiders to fan out across the state and walk up to you and demand your cash?
Not ask but demand.
Got a problem?
There is no passion in the demand, no anger, no urgency....
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security.
The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...