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Learning the Right Lessons

August 23, 2016 The growing consensus among Democrats and Republicans in Washington and among people within the orbits of both the Clinton and Trump campaigns is that Hillary Clinton will be the next President. more »»

Mother is elderly; does she need long-term care insurance?

August 22, 2016 Dear Dave, I’m trying to help my elderly mom with her finances. She has no debt and more than $1 million in assets. There was also another $500,000 trust left for her by my dad. more »»

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

August 22, 2016 “I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol’ Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. more »»

Happy New Year

August 22, 2016 As regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. more »»

Love is thicker than blood

August 21, 2016 It was not hard to be captivated by the athletic talent on display during the Olympic Games in Rio. more »»

Corn dogs anyone?

August 21, 2016 Today I have corn dog recipes in honor of the Iowa State Fair. Corn Dogs 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying 8 candy-apple craft sticks 8 (2-ounce) hot dogs 1 c. more »»

A recommendation beyond redemption

August 21, 2016 As of 2:47 a.m. more »»

When the cat’s away, robots get attacked

August 21, 2016 One of the supposed benefits of having cats is that they’re more-or-less supposed to take care of themselves. That’s what my cat salesman said, anyway. I think I was hoodwinked. more »»

Trump and Blacks

August 20, 2016 Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is... more »»

The price of powerlessness

August 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarme. more »»

Is the Left Really Wary of Clinton?

August 20, 2016 The hard left can be an unforgiving crowd, not always mindful of the give-and-take required to get things don. more »»

Be a D.E.A.R. and read!

August 19, 2016 Dear Parents of Schoolchildren: Now that school is underway in most parts of the country, consider practicing D.E.A.R. time (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) with children at home. more »»

All eyes on the Silver State

August 19, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Nevada, which calls itself the “Battle Born State,” actually was born prematurely because of Republicans’ anxiety. Now, 152 years later, it again is a subject of their anxiety. more »»

Unpopularity of presidential candidates harms both party brands

August 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Much has been written of the damage Donald Trump has done to the Republican Party brand with his disruptive rhetoric and antics. more »»

Trump isn’t an easy decision

August 19, 2016 Serious acrimony has now broken out among conservatives regarding whether to vote for Donald Trump. As I’ve made clear, as of now I have no intention to vote for Trump. more »»

Please … and thank you!

August 18, 2016 Attend any event where children are present, and one will quickly learn that the idea of using manners is almost nonexistent. more »»

A valentine of investigative journalism

August 18, 2016 When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there’s no telling what student scandal they might uncover. more »»

In praise of Paul Ryan

August 18, 2016 Voters in last week’s Republican primary in Wisconsin wisely supported House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a landslide, to continue to represent them in Congress. more »»

Will Trump take down Congressional Republicans?

August 17, 2016 On Friday, Republican National Committee and Trump campaign staffers held what one described as an “emergency meeting” at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. more »»

Trump speaks, children listen

August 17, 2016 Earlier this summer, I was walking through the Miami airport with my 8-year-old grandson when I looked around and noticed I suddenly wasn’t. more »»



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