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Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan “God bless you, and God bless the Homeland.” It won’t surprise me if that’s how a future President closes one of his “State of the Union ” addresses. The un-American term “the homeland” is taking over America. Everywhere I turn it’s being used to replace the words “country” or “nation” […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree I guess the college “Greek system” was always Greek to me. As a small town nerd, when I attended college I was all “Wow! Microfiche newspapers! College bookstore! Meal plan!” in between weekly trips home. No great desire to seek forbidden pleasures, test the rules, join a brotherhood, etc. So I’m […]

Today, President Obama will chair a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City. In an effort to show that the U.N. is actually doing something to combat terror, The New York Times is reporting that Obama will try to “adopt a binding resolution that would compel all countries to put in place domestic […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Just sit right back and you’ll endure a tale… September 26 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island.” People exclaim, “You’re making me feel old!” when I tell them that. Gee, Skipper, I would have thought it had something to do with your shiny dome, extra chins […]

Get this: Home-cooked family meals are tyrannical. So suggests Slate blogger Amanda Marcotte. Marcotte says that a study by North Carolina State University sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton finds that “the stress that cooking puts on people, particularly women, may not be worth the trade-off.”   Why isn’t it worth the trade-off? […]

Politicians write books to establish bona fides, earn money, or posit for higher office. A new one by Kirsten Gillibrand, the popular Democratic senator from New York who once had an A rating from the NRA, seems to have the unintended consequence of shooting its author in the foot. “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Shake off the blues, put on your shoes, and tell grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here. Cue the “woo- hoos.” And guess what: they’re huge. Or not. You choose. It’s like iGoldilocks. There’s a small, a medium and a large. And the best part- no bears. The […]

What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players? When football players break the law, Americans demand they be benched, cut, or suspended before they get due process. But when politicians are indicted they get to stick around, spending our money until a jury of their peers—there’s a terrifying thought—passes judgment. It’s […]

Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column. Thousands of people from San Francisco to Long Island joined arm in arm, singing “Give Peace a Chance.” Passionate stirring of the masses with outrage that our President would go to war in the Middle East with no declaration […]