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Making Sense, by Michael Reagan As we pass the 50-day mark of the terrible oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, it seems like the more things change the more they stay the same. As I have previously discussed, sometimes terrible tragedies occur for which even the most diligent administrations cannot prepare. While it can […]

As my two kids progressed through public high school I launched numerous dinner table discussions with the same six words. Now that it’s graduation time, I’m going take one last crack at starting that way.

As my two kids progressed through public high school I launched numerous dinner table discussions with the same six words. Now that it’s graduation time, I’m going take one last crack at starting that way.

The National Cartoonists Society met a week ago and finally acknowledged what it should have years ago: “Bizarro” by Dan Piraro is the best comic strip out there these days. Launched in 1986, Bizarro stood out immediately for its relatively detailed artwork and its, well, bizarrely inventive writing. It’s often utterly surreal, mixing in unrelated […]

“Big Brother” is watching you in a very “Orwellian” way. Has been for years. People who have never heard of George Orwell know of the term “Big Brother.” In many ways his dark vision of what the year 1984 would look like is prophetic. For example, his novel 1984 takes place during a never-ending war […]

As Afghanistan attempts to reach a peace accord with Taliban leaders, U.S. lawmakers, says USA Today, “have made clear that they want women’s rights preserved in any potential deal to integrate former insurgents into the government.” My five sisters took it upon themselves to prepare Afghani women for equality. “We hear the Taliban men made […]

As Afghanistan attempts to reach a peace accord with Taliban leaders, U.S. lawmakers, says USA Today, “have made clear that they want women’s rights preserved in any potential deal to integrate former insurgents into the government.” My five sisters took it upon themselves to prepare Afghani women for equality. “We hear the Taliban men made […]

To say the news coming out of the Gulf is not what you call encouraging is like saying it’s been a rough week for Dennis Hopper. And it’s making people crazy.

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) held it’s 64th annual Reuben awards weekend in Jersey City an area carved out of New Jersey and oozing wealth into the atmosphere. The Memorial Day weekend event took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. From the hotel”˜s windows, you could see the beautiful skyline of New York city across […]

When we think about addiction, we tend to focus on things like drugs, tobacco, alcohol, even sex. We don’t often worry about addiction to information. As all addicts know, the difference between moderation and addiction usually correlates directly with ease of access. Drinking, for example, is much easier when there’s a bottle of Jack Daniels […]