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Incumbents always win

November 1, 2014 I’m told that the public is “angry” at today’s politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday’s election bring a big shakeup? No. more »»

Democratic dogs that aren’t barking

November 1, 2014 Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn’t bark in the night. more »»

Random thoughts

October 30, 2014 The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide. more »»

Local food is good food

October 30, 2014 In business news this week, Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, said its quarterly earnings plummeted 14 percent compared to a year ago, continuing a decade-long trend of softening sale... more »»

Downey, Duvall battle in ‘The Judge’

October 30, 2014 Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you'll have a movie, a truism that "The Judge" does its damnedest to disprove. more »»

Review: Taylor Swift's '1989' a mature reflection

October 30, 2014 Taylor Swift’s all-out move into pop music on her fifth album, “1989,” is the sound of a young artist who has gradually evolved from a teenager obsessed with boys and journal writing into a young... more »»

Hillary takes a leaf from Nixon’s book

October 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. more »»

Clearing up stand on Common Core

October 28, 2014 It has come to my attention that I am the subject of some mail from Americans for Prosperity, alleging that I support the Common Core educational standards we have all been hearing so much about. more »»

Twerk on, sisters

October 28, 2014 The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke... Let’s start over. I can’t bring myself even to go there again. more »»

Why narratives are more powerful

October 27, 2014 There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. more »»

Federal persecutors

October 25, 2014 A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General. more »»

Getting a grip on Ebola

October 25, 2014 We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluid. more »»

Why the House will stay Republican

October 25, 2014 You probably haven’t read much commentary about this year’s elections to the House of Representatives. more »»

Another grim diagnosis from Dr. KevorkiMom

October 24, 2014 Normally, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, the question of his or her mortality arises. That is, unless the person diagnosing you is your mother. Oh yeah, Dr. Mom. more »»

Who needs an Ebola czar?

October 24, 2014 “Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar ... more »»

Remembering our loved ones

October 23, 2014 The desire to be remembered runs deep in each of us. That is why people carve their initials in trees, paint their names on rocks and boulders on the side of the road, or place their hands in cement. more »»

Predatory journalism

October 23, 2014 The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending. more »»

‘Best of Me’ an uninspired adaptation

October 23, 2014 By JESSE?PICKENS The Daily Mining Gazette “The Best of Me” is the ninth Nicholas Sparks film adaptation, and it adheres to the tried and true formula of his past works, but does nothing to appeal t... more »»

2 events at CrossFit Hakkapeliitta in Nov.

October 23, 2014 HANCOCK?— CrossFit Hakkapeliitta [CrossFit Hakk] in Hancock is hosting two special events in the month of November. more »»

Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

October 23, 2014 NEW YORK — At 69, Bob Seger says he’s ready to hit the road again: He’s scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. more »»



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