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The Never Ending Politics of Truth

August 16, 2016 Truth is something that should not be disputed. Facts are facts and truth is truth. The sky appearing blue is a fact. Gravity is a fact. It is true that if you jump from a building you will fall. more »»

Yes, the System Is Rigged

August 15, 2016 “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve. “Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media. more »»

Trump Likes Snub From Republican Elite

August 15, 2016 From on high they have spoken to us, we the people. The neocon foreign policy elite vigorously embraced and enforced President George W. more »»

Sharing our appreciation

August 14, 2016 “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” — Oprah Winfrey I hope you’ve had a chance to read today’s installment of our “Heroes Among Us” series. more »»

Sweet corn recipes

August 14, 2016 It’s been a bumper year for sweet corn — or so I’ve been told. So, enjoy it now or freeze it for later. Sweet Corn Off The Cob 20 c. fresh cut sweet corn 1/2 lb. butter, melted 1 . more »»

State Fair Food: Mostly bacon, some cheese

August 14, 2016 Once again the time has come for peoples from all over to gather in the spirit of friendly competition and determine just exactly who is the best of the best. more »»

Welcome to the Parent Olympics

August 14, 2016 With the 2016 Olympics in full swing in Rio, cameras routinely pan to proud parents of these world-class athletes. more »»

Corn and bean crops shatter records

August 13, 2016 The USDA shocked grain markets Friday with its newest outlook for the corn and soybeans crops that are getting ready to be harvested. more »»

Old lies

August 13, 2016 We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. more »»

Obamacare under President Hillary Clinton

August 13, 2016 We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let’s proceed on that (comforting) notion. more »»

To each his own Olympics

August 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — You may be thrilled by the feats of Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. more »»

Dirt on the flip side

August 12, 2016 Dear Heloise: I have a PET DOOR in my basement and keep an indoor/outdoor rug (top side is carpet and bottom side is rubber) on the outdoor side of the basement door. more »»

The sinking fantasy that Trump would defend the Constitution

August 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of “the court. more »»

Donald Trump doing his campaign no favors

August 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — A task that no other Republican has been able to accomplish over the last year — taking down Donald Trump — finally appears to be underway. more »»

No, Barack Obama isn’t a feminist

August 12, 2016 This week, President Obama penned a ridiculous piece in Glamour magazine. It dripped with self-regard and oozed with moral preening. Barack Obama, said Barack Obama, is a true feminist. more »»

Single woman wants mother to mind her own business

August 11, 2016 Q: Is it appropriate for my mom to demand that I — a 30-something independent woman — allow her to “vet” the men in my life? She insists it’s her prerogative and responsibility as a parent. more »»

Howard Stern’s pitch to Hillary Clinton

August 11, 2016 Sex-crazed radio shock jock Howard Stern has an impossible new fantasy that he can’t keep to himself: He wants an in-depth interview with Hillary Clinton. more »»

Presidential rumble will come down to the debates

August 11, 2016 Mercifully, those mind-numbing national political convention infomercials are finally over. more »»

Olympics, internationalism and individual excellence

August 11, 2016 Gallup reports that the percentage of Americans expressing interest in the Olympic Games, which have just begun in Brazil, is way below the last four Olympics. more »»

The end of history not turning out as hoped

August 10, 2016 The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, “The End of History. more »»



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