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1-word presidential tickets make sound of history

September 16, 2016 What comes to mind when you listen to the two last names of a presidential ticket spoken as one word? For example, I always thought the winning 1980/’84 combination of Republicans Ronald Reagan and... more »»

Playing Sausage Party Politics

September 15, 2016 Seth Rogen, co-writer, co-producer and co-star of the animated comedy “Sausage Party,” is unhappy with me — for defending him. more »»

Postcard from Post-Factual America

September 14, 2016 “Why haven’t you reported that Colin Kaepernick’s actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?” So reads an email sitting in my inbox. more »»

Trump’s ‘build wall’ campaign is house of cards

September 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — With Labor Day now behind us, the final drive for the presidency has begu. more »»

Schlafly’s Unintended Inspiration

September 13, 2016 Phyllis Schlafly founded her conservative Eagle Forum the year I graduated from high school, in 1975. So I can’t summon a renewed sense of outrage after her death this week, at age 92. more »»

‘Could not recall...’: Is it because of concussion or lie?

September 13, 2016 One wouldn’t think Hillary Clinton and former President Richard Nixon would have a lot in common, but in responding to FBI investigators that she “could not recall any briefing or training by State... more »»

Trump smashes moral compass

September 12, 2016 There was a time when one of the worst sins you could commit on the American Right was to buy into “false moral equivalence. more »»

It’s not Flight 93, and Trump cannot save America

September 12, 2016 My old friends Dennis Prager, Bill Bennett and Rush Limbaugh, among many others, seem to have made a transition. It’s not enough to vote for Trump. more »»

Why Hillary should fulfill Bill’s promise on CEO pay

September 10, 2016 What can be done to deter pharmaceutical companies from jacking up the prices of critical drugs, prevent Wall Street banks from excessive gambling, and nudge CEOs into taking a longer-term view?... more »»

Why the Polls Are Tightening Up

September 10, 2016 Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be elected president after all. more »»

Animals lose if Trump wins

September 9, 2016 The animal kingdom will have lost one of its staunchest defenders when the Oval Office is abandoned by Barack Obama, who through a series of critical administrative rulemakings has done more to... more »»

Democrats Really Need White Blue-Collar Voters

September 9, 2016 You’re a white male blue-collar voter, and you think about how your nation’s political and financial establishment has treated you and yours over the past 25 year. more »»

Free Speech

September 8, 2016 Donald Trump tells reporters, “We’re going to have people sue you like you never got sued before. more »»

Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

September 7, 2016 I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie. This was a tough choic. more »»

Trump’s Mexican hayride does not help his erratic campaign

September 7, 2016 WASHINGTON–Donald Trump on Wednesday talked out of both sides of his mouth on immigration — out of one side in Mexico City and the other in Phoenix. more »»

Gene Wilder Loved Karen, Too

September 6, 2016 Actor and writer Gene Wilder’s 2010 memoirs, “Kiss Me Like a Stranger,” begin with this author’s dedication: “To Karen, without whom I would be floating like a cork in the ocean. more »»

The EU’s taxing problem

September 6, 2016 Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. more »»

CEO feels good about being vile

September 2, 2016 Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is worse than not nice — it’s predaceously evil. more »»

’16 candidates lack Jerry Ford’s emotional security

September 2, 2016 During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. more »»

Libertarians don’t shift with whims

September 1, 2016 It was refreshing to moderate a “town hall” with the Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates last week because Govs. more »»

 
 

 

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