by | Apr 27, 2020

A dozen years ago I wrote a piece for this site entitled “Indentured Grandchildren” (August 26, 2009), in which I…

by | Dec 3, 2019

For most of its history, a wise observer once remarked, the American conservative movement has been an oxymoron: it doesn’t…

by | Oct 22, 2019

There is something romantic — at least to a certain kind of swamp rat — about the prospect of dining…

by | Aug 7, 2019

Baby boomers beware. If you’re in your 50s or 60s and you’re counting on Medicare to pay your future hospital…

by | Jul 15, 2019

A new book by Politico’s Tim Alberta — American Carnage — depicts former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, now out of office,…

I am sure the Democrat-controlled House has passed several bills and resolutions, maybe even some that matter, maybe even some…

by | Aug 17, 2018

Why are most politicians seemingly allergic to keeping their promises? It’s almost as if we as a society are surprised…

by | Apr 23, 2018

After Paul Ryan announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall, I had an interesting conversation online with an old friend…

by | Apr 17, 2018

Amid the political hoo-hah now engulfing us — special prosecutors, tell-all memoirs, calls for impeachment, Lord knows what else —…

by | Feb 8, 2018

Sometimes posturing proves bad for posture. Standing for eight hours in four-inch heels strikes as just one of those times….

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