Published October 13, 2011
Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: It’s a grass-roots coalition that is just begging to be made.
Published September 26, 2011
Americans are growing pretty disgusted with the do-what-I-want-or-I’ll-close-the-government style of Washington compromise. Will Congress ever wake up?
Published September 19, 2011
For the folks who own really big sailboats and shelter their wealth on islands with swaying palm trees, it’s always margarita time! Go ahead and squeeze the middle class some more!
Published August 04, 2011
According to a new study in the brainy Journal of Adolescence, eighth-graders who chew gum during math class and homework time score higher on standardized tests than their empty-mouthed classmates.
Published May 03, 2011
Terror mastermind Usama bin Laden is dead now. In practical terms, no one can possibly know what is coming next – or when. And no one has devised a reliable method for protecting us from it. But in times of anxiety like this one, everyone wants to do something.
Published March 11, 2011
Tiki Barber, the charming New York Giants running back who retired in 2006 to work full-time on TV, is returning to his first love, football. But can he come back?
Published January 07, 2011
Everybody loves a good up-from-the-sidewalk story, and this one is irresistible. But shouldn't we be questioning the media response to the Ted Williams's story?
Published December 10, 2010
Republicans and conservative Democrats in the House and the Senate will almost certainly pass the millionaires’ and billionaires’ tax plan. And the rich will keep accumulating more and more of the wealth.
Published December 03, 2010
Seems our Foreign Service professionals, in their secret international cables, forgot the very first rule of e-mail: It’s easy to forward, so be discreet! Our reps around the world have been trading unflattering gossip they should have saved for the bar.
Published November 22, 2010
Most of us hate the way we look naked. It’s part of living in such a self-critical era. We sure don’t want to be judged by sour-faced federal workers in bright blue shirts.