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Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

January 13, 2015 It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps. more »»

Paris attack puts West in bad spot

January 12, 2015 The vigils in Paris are moving. The hashtag plumes of #JeSuisCharlie (“I am Charlie”) are endearing. more »»

Common Core: Republican minefield

January 12, 2015 Nine months from now, Republican candidates for president will meet on the stage of the Reagan Presidential Library (with the old Air Force One providing great visuals) for the first debate of the... more »»

My 2015 food resolution

January 10, 2015 For the last week, I have watched my Facebook feed blow up with people's New Year’s resolutions. I found myself laughing — this was more like a list of things I would NOT be doing in 201. more »»

Be someone who matters, to someone who matters

January 10, 2015 What if every child was sent on the right path in life? What if every child stayed in school? Attained education or training beyond high school? Gave back to their communities? What if every child... more »»

Send agitators back to the soapbox

January 9, 2015 Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y. more »»

Tortured reasoning

January 8, 2015 Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARD. more »»

Tips for winter safety

January 8, 2015 Winter in the Copper Country provides us with weather that is constantly changing from snow to sleet to ice. more »»

Peiffer’s Corner

January 8, 2015 HANCOCK — When he’s not in Washington, D.C. more »»

Rainbow of protests follow grand jury decisions

January 7, 2015 They have not stopped. more »»

In 2014, the joke’s on us

January 6, 2015 A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines. Life isn’t a comedy. It’s a joke. more »»

Studying ISIS, and ourselves

January 6, 2015 The commander of American Special Operations in the Middle East, Major Gen. Michael K. Nagata, is reported to be seeking help in learning why the Islamic State is so dangerous. more »»

There is no one behind the wheel

January 5, 2015 There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet: “The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. more »»

Who had the worst year? Jonathan Gruber

January 5, 2015 Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of the Affordable Care Act, may well have had the worst year in American public life. more »»

Does success create happiness or happiness breed success?

January 3, 2015 While at Harvard, Shawn Anchor (2010) served as a Proctor at the Residence Halls with the task of guiding undergraduate students through their personal and academic challenges. more »»

Don’t use quotation marks for emphasis

January 3, 2015 There are a lot of ways you can accentuate a word. You can bold it, italicize it, underline it, but what you shouldn’t do is use quotation marks. more »»

North Korea’s inglorious hackers

January 2, 2015 If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I’d sketch a chubby imp dressed in a diaper, sporting a chia Mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on Earth while straddling a... more »»

‘Annie’ is a big, fun, campy disaster

January 2, 2015 “Annie” is a contemporary remake of the classic 1977 musical that fails to live up to its source material or stand alone as a good film, but, at times, does so with winning gusto. more »»

Nobody will be punished for torture

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. more »»

Random thoughts on the passing scene

December 31, 2014 Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. more »»



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