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It was the first time in my childhood I had an excuse for coming home late for dinner, but nobody — not even the cops — would listen. In the summer of 1972, when I... More
Making Sense by Michael Reagan We can argue forever about left-right politics and why the country is going to ruin. But it is Memorial Day weekend. Let's forget the endless political warfare being waged in... More
From the sublime to the ridiculous, America invents. From the airplane to Jell-O, and in between, we somehow understand intuitively what people want and figure out how to get it to them. That’s put us... More
Parents berating parents. Teenagers taunting one another. Parents taunting teenagers. Rampant cheating, dishonesty and an environment so putrefied and toxic it could breed a fish with three eyeballs before the end of the first set.... More
I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday and was once again shocked to not see myself featured. It’s been two years since I sent the Met an email and they still haven’t responded.... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree “And when I die / and when I’m gone / there’ll be one child born, in this world / to carry on / to carry on.” The song written by Laura... More
To state the 118th Congress is an exercise in debasement, dereliction, and dysfunction would be an understatement. But what happened on the House Oversight Committee last week took things to a new low. House Republicans... More
The other night the National Football League commandeered two hours of prime time on ESPN for what used to be accomplished in a minute or two with a fax machine — the release of next... More
First, it was Toys "R" Us. Then, Bed Bath & Beyond. Now, perhaps the most personally painful demise of a legendary franchise that helped to shape my psyche (and my penchant for complimentary appetizers), our... More
Addicted to screens? You're not alone – according to recent studies, upwards of half of all Americans who own a smartphone display addictive behavior. But that's also nothing new. As Dave Whamond points out in... More
Making Sense by Michael Reagan What’s happening on CNN and MSNBC is disgusting, but not surprising. Some of their so-called pundits and reporters have been downright giddy while watching Donald Trump on trial in New... More
The criminal defendant’s so-called Restoration agenda is festooned with fascist goodies. Donald Trump is vowing to fire any U.S. attorney who refuses to prosecute whoever he wants prosecuted, he’d unleash the National Guard wherever and... More
Not too long ago, the name U.S. Steel was symbolic of America’s industrial might. It was the biggest, most important company in the world. Or maybe it just seemed like it was. Whatever it was... More
I’m such a square, my ears have corners. I drink eight cups of water a day. I make my bed every morning. Before going to the supermarket, I write a grocery list. But this scintillating... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree Yes, I was hunkered down paying rapt attention to the weather report on May 8 when an EF-3 tornado rampaged through a neighboring county. Understandably, I was intrigued by a May... More
Last week, right-wing commentator Ann Coulter told former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to his face she would not have voted for him because he’s Indian. “There is a core national identity that is the... More