The Nation’s Pulse
by | Dec 21, 2019

Picture a company picnic. Everybody’s sitting around having a restful time. Somebody — an energetic, athletic type — pounds some stakes into the ground and erects two poles on a patch of lawn, between which a flimsy net is stretched…

by | Dec 18, 2019

When I was growing up, Santa Claus was an inside joke that we all shared. Christmas Eve was at Grandma and Grandpa Lott’s house in Portland, Oregon. After dinner and so many sweets that the kids were spun up like…

by | Nov 26, 2019

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians held a three-day harvest feast at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. This is usually called the first American Thanksgiving, and it sounds delicious. Here is what they feasted on, according to…

by | Oct 22, 2019

There is something romantic — at least to a certain kind of swamp rat — about the prospect of dining in the Rayburn cafeteria on Capitol Hill. It offers all the glitz of a C-SPAN 2 program: a collection of…

by | Sep 27, 2019

The road to hell, as we know, is paved with good intentions. And perhaps no one has better intentions, or a faster car, than Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. The Asian entrepreneur’s sense of humor and cheery disposition are a…

by | Sep 23, 2019

The popular pro-life bumper sticker that proclaims “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” may no longer be true if StemExpress, the alleged harvester of human fetal hearts, is allowed to continue the practice of removing the still-beating hearts of unborn babies…

by | Sep 6, 2019

The patent system is under attack. This is acknowledged no matter which side of the issue you ask. Those who favor more expansive patent rights claim that America’s current legal regime allows infringers to run rampant and turns valuable inventions…

by | Jul 27, 2019

You are in a coffee shop. You have just ordered your tall, non-fat latte with caramel drizzle from the barista. The place isn’t too busy, so you strike up a conversation. Your barista has longish green hair with red highlights…

by | Jul 8, 2019

Starbucks is in the news again. No, not for adding even more goofy and overpriced varieties of coffee to their already ridiculous menu. This time, it’s for asking a half-dozen Tempe, Arizona, police officers to leave a Starbucks because their…

by | Jun 11, 2019

This toast was offered at the Lincoln Day Dinner on May 24, 2019 in Nassau County, Florida. I rise, Mr. Chairman, to honor a man who reminded us recently what it means to be a good citizen of the free…

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