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“Who cares about a bunch of guys playing footsie with a little ball?” “Ah, yes, you speak of the World Cup. The fact is BILLIONS care. The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world!” “It is?” “Absolutely, though Americans aren’t watching much. According to a Rasmussen poll, only 8 percent of Americans […]

The same way that crème brulée is unlike pork rinds, and a Lincoln Town Car is not a pickup truck, so is Barack Obama not George Bush.

There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, that BP could say in an ad that would change my thinking about the oil business or prompt me to buy BP gas. So it’s hard to fathom why BP continues to run so many expensive ads in the midst of the unchecked disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But then, […]

Here is my conversation with Sam Viviano, the art director for Mad Magazine, at the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards weekend in New Jersey.

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 […]