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John Oliver’s defense of newspapers

August 12, 2016 Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It’s August. I’m Trumped out. So today’s the day. more »»

In the Company of American Heroes

August 12, 2016 Air Force Col. more »»

Politicians cannot not tell lies

August 11, 2016 I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president. She's a liar. But I can't vote for Donald Trump. He lies almost as often. more »»

How I got in trouble with ladies

August 10, 2016 Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies. No, not “the” ladies. Not, in fact, female human beings, period. Rather, I’m talking about the word itself, “ladies. more »»

Buyers’ remorse starts to set in among Republicans

August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — Barely two weeks after his resounding nomination as the Republican candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump’s series of political gaffes has created a panic among once-enthusiastic... more »»

Getting ‘voting like woman’ lecture

August 9, 2016 A popular mantra of political discourse in this presidential season involves lecturing women not to cast our votes as women. more »»

Latest ‘Ben-Hur’ highlights power of forgiveness

August 9, 2016 Since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom... more »»

When ransom is indeed ransom

August 8, 2016 One of my all-time favorite lines is from Henry Thoreau: “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. more »»

Both parties dig graves — Republicans dig deeper

August 8, 2016 About 14 months ago, American politics began to resemble a B-level Washington, D.C., novel. A former secretary of state was revealed to have endangered U.S. secrets and possibly sold aspects of U.S. more »»

Real reckoning coming after election

August 6, 2016 In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning. more »»

Not clear if either party has winning strategy

August 6, 2016 What is the campaign strategy for the two political parties? Clues can be had from the responses to a question I asked about a dozen dignitaries of each party at their conventions in Cleveland and... more »»

TCS model promotes lifelong learning in IT

August 6, 2016 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was founded in India in 1968 to provide technology services for companies which at that time were using punch cards to operate their technology. more »»

Fox and friends with benefits

August 5, 2016 No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies’ man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -— or a garter belt. more »»

Marines of all stripes have sacrificed

August 5, 2016 In 1945, Rabbi Roland B. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Choice for president beyond two evils

August 4, 2016 Many people dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — for good reason: Both are power-hungry threats to democracy and rule of law. more »»

Populist insurgency ratcheting up

August 4, 2016 What an amazing democratic primary season it was! And we now have this happy result: WE WON! “We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted... more »»

Dems’ response reminds us of us

August 3, 2016 In the end, it wasn’t even clos. more »»

Settling a debt, Bill addresses Hillary deficiency

August 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — Perhaps in repayment for all the times Hillary Clinton has had his back, Bill Clinton held a typically winning “conversation” Tuesday night with the Democratic National Convention... more »»

That Hillary

August 2, 2016 Six times now, I've revised the beginning of this column to avoid starting with the word "I," my mother's long-ago voice ringing in my ear. Not talking about oneself is a cornerstone of my upbringing. more »»



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