Tom Purcell

Food Stamps for College Kids
04/27/2010
Let them eat baked potatoes. Maybe I better explain. I came across an interesting article at The Daily Caller Web site: more college kids are ... Read More
Pledge of Allegiance Revised
04/19/2010
“Billy Johnson, stand at the head of the class. I want you to help us conduct an exercise on the Pledge of Allegiance.” “Yes, Ms. ... Read More
Enough Chirping
04/12/2010
I hate birds when they chirp. It’s the government’s fault. I am sitting by an open door, with a nice spring breeze, the sun shining, ... Read More
Springtime in Washington
04/06/2010
Ah, springtime has arrived in Washington, D.C. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is under way. The cherry trees, 3,700 of them given to America by ... Read More
Springtime in Washington
04/06/2010
Ah, springtime has arrived in Washington, D.C. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is under way. The cherry trees, 3,700 of them given to America by ... Read More
Tan & Tax
03/29/2010
My family and I are taking the new tax personally. One of the many items tucked into the government overhaul of America’s health care system ... Read More
Tan & Tax
03/29/2010
My family and I are taking the new tax personally. One of the many items tucked into the government overhaul of America’s health care system ... Read More
Census 101
03/22/2010
“I’m a busy person. Why do I have to fill out this U.S. Census form anyhow?” “The U.S. Constitution says that every 10 years, the ... Read More
Why We Need More Irish Spirit
03/15/2010
Their slogan wasn’t “Irish need not apply.” It was worse. I speak of a battle I witnessed in Old Town, Alexandria, Va., a decade ago ... Read More