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Why the Polls Are Tightening Up

September 10, 2016 Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be elected president after all. more »»

Animals lose if Trump wins

September 9, 2016 The animal kingdom will have lost one of its staunchest defenders when the Oval Office is abandoned by Barack Obama, who through a series of critical administrative rulemakings has done more to... more »»

Democrats Really Need White Blue-Collar Voters

September 9, 2016 You’re a white male blue-collar voter, and you think about how your nation’s political and financial establishment has treated you and yours over the past 25 year. more »»

Free Speech

September 8, 2016 Donald Trump tells reporters, “We’re going to have people sue you like you never got sued before. more »»

Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

September 7, 2016 I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie. This was a tough choic. more »»

Trump’s Mexican hayride does not help his erratic campaign

September 7, 2016 WASHINGTON–Donald Trump on Wednesday talked out of both sides of his mouth on immigration — out of one side in Mexico City and the other in Phoenix. more »»

Gene Wilder Loved Karen, Too

September 6, 2016 Actor and writer Gene Wilder’s 2010 memoirs, “Kiss Me Like a Stranger,” begin with this author’s dedication: “To Karen, without whom I would be floating like a cork in the ocean. more »»

The EU’s taxing problem

September 6, 2016 Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. more »»

CEO feels good about being vile

September 2, 2016 Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is worse than not nice — it’s predaceously evil. more »»

’16 candidates lack Jerry Ford’s emotional security

September 2, 2016 During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. more »»

Libertarians don’t shift with whims

September 1, 2016 It was refreshing to moderate a “town hall” with the Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates last week because Govs. more »»

‘I am tired of Donald Trump’

August 31, 2016 I have a confession to make. I am tired of Donald Trump. At this point, November can’t come fast enough. If we could cancel September and October, I’d do so in a heartbeat. In this, I’m hardly alon. more »»

Clinton image clouded by press conference phobia

August 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — My Webster’s Dictionary defines “phobia” as “any persistent irrational and excessive fear of some particular thing or situation. more »»

Naked Trump public art not so funny

August 30, 2016 Well, darn it, I’d like to avoid sounding humorless just because I’m not laughing at something that so many others find hilarious. more »»

Off Orwellian deep end: ‘man’ abolished at Princeton

August 30, 2016 “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. — Genesis 5:2 Poor God. He, or maybe I should say, “It,” was so behind the times. more »»

Presidential golf hypocrisy out of bounds

August 29, 2016 One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.” Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s Felonious Friends in Virginia

August 29, 2016 Terry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. more »»

Single-payer health care inevitable

August 27, 2016 The best argument for a single-payer health care plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans. more »»

Michigan’s Move Over Law protects road personnel

August 27, 2016 By now most of us have heard of the “Move Over Law,” but I’m quite sure that there are drivers out there who haven’t. This is mostly due to what we are seeing out there. more »»

2016 election could redraw political map

August 27, 2016 Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states, changing before our eyes? Yes, at least to a limited extent — and it’s probably about time. more »»



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