Main Street U.S.A.
by | Jun 13, 2019

A child’s lemonade stand set up on a hot summer day is a classic element of Americana. Lemonade stands are one of a child’s first forays into entrepreneurship, and teach valuable skills about commerce, sales, and resource management. Lemonade stands…

by | Jun 11, 2019

Now hear this, now hear this: Anti-Chick-fil-A San Antonio mayor narrowly reelected this past weekend over Pro-Chick-fil-A candidate! Proving… Come on, my eyelids are drooping. The lack of an answer proves what? That the Era of the Non-Issue Issue has…

by | Jun 4, 2019

In my capacity as a certified, government-inspected old coot, I have taken particular interest in the bubbling excitement over the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It takes me back — not to D-Day itself, when I was in knee pants, but…

by | May 29, 2019

During the walkup to Memorial Day, with its evocations of respect for fallen warriors, hyper-charged Dallas, Texas, found time to stick out a very official tongue at, you see, the wrong kind of fallen warriors: the Confederate kind. The business…

by | May 21, 2019

So. When the U.S. Supreme Court numbered abortion among our precious constitutional rights, we expected everlasting bliss? Anything but the present knock-down, drag-out over Roe vs. Wade and its prospects for survival? I mean, we’re stunned to see state legislatures moving…

by | May 14, 2019

It’s a funny thing about “culture.” It changes. That’s because people die and new ones get born, and along the way Things happen: events of one kind and another; wars, elections, recessions, new inventions. The so-called “culture” bounces off these…

by | May 7, 2019

I know, I know. Fake news! Media bias! Intellectual arrogance! That’s my old profession, the newspaper business, as contemporary Americans understand it — assuming they give our business any actual thought. Probably not. Witness the dreary statistics compiled by the…

by | May 1, 2019

Hey, lay off that geezer stuff when political talk turns to the fitness of Bernie Sanders (aetas 77) and Joe Biden (aetas 76) to fill the considerable office of president. I find such talk both unnecessary and disagreeable. The generic…

by | Apr 23, 2019

All right, then, impeachment — a matter resting on the national dining table in plain view. Who wants to cut into and serve it? Rep. Maxine Waters does. “What more do (Democrats) need to prove?” she inquires in the aftermath…

by | Apr 16, 2019

Humans — particularly of the American variety — will knock you for a loop now and then. They seem down; they seem out — licked, run over, beaten to a pulp. Then lo! Then behold! They pull off something big…

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