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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»