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When I was little and we were having guests over, my mother would always have me set the table. The salad plate was on top of the dinner plate. The fork was on the left.... More
Earlier this month, during an event in Philadelphia supporting Donald Trump and the Republican Party, Florida Representative Byron Donalds made the attention-grabbing assertion that Black families were stronger and more conservative under the Jim Crow... More
Editor's note: A version of this column was last published in 2016. ----- In 1974, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet. You see, my father had remodeled our basement... More
Afraid of robots taking over? If your phone habits are like most Americans, they already have, as Dave Whamond points out in his funny cartoon about artificial intelligence and our growing addiction to screens. Sadly,... More
Making Sense by Michael Reagan It was a good week for the Reagan family. Not so much for the Biden clan. On Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where my father is buried, there... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree Some fathers are entirely too serious. They’re paranoid about their children finding out that they had their own youthful indiscretions and regrettable choices. (“I don’t make mistakes. You can ask any... More
Now that two of my daughters are away at college and the one still at home basically views me as an ATM in an unfashionable neighborhood, I’ve tried to find myself a hobby. Since I’m... More
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg deserves to take a bow following his undeniable victory. A New York jury delivered a guilty verdict in a trial largely devoid of political theater and intense media upheaval. That's... More
A century ago, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act, also known as the Immigration Act of 1924, which precipitated a two-generation-long pause in mass migration. Upon Coolidge’s signature, multiple benefits to citizen workers... More
Our politics sure is divided these days. Tempers are flaring and minds are rigid and closed. Here's the solution: the wit and wisdom of legendary humorist Will Rogers. “The short memory of voters is what... More
I have never been married, nor do I have any children. I grew up around married people. I descend from a whole line of married people. I have friends who are married people. I deeply... More
Donald Trump's historic guilty verdict coming Thursday night means none of this week's most popular cartoons feature the first felon to have a serious shot at becoming president. Instead, we have a delightful mix of... More
Making Sense by Michael Reagan Mark my words. Democrats will be sorry on Nov. 5 because of what they did this week in New York City. They and their friends in the liberal media can... More
I miss playgrounds. Not just because playgrounds symbolize a carefree, joyous attitude toward life, but also because when I was a kid, I could cross the monkey bars without having vertigo. Now, the only thing... More
Tyrades! by Danny Tyree June 7 will be a bittersweet day in TV history, as the final “Wheel of Fortune” hosted by Pat Sajak airs. Sajak announced his retirement plans a year ago, allowing himself... More
Right-wing politicians have made no secret of their disdain for the rule of law as well as our current state of democracy. One of the more blatant acts of far-right hostility to our current government... More