A ceremony of stability for a shake-it-up president

WASHINGTON — No ritual embodies the stability of the American government more than an inauguration. And no one in modern times has arrived for t...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Women’s March hardly inclusive if it excludes pro-life women

Call it the “People With Uteruses Who Hate Donald Trump March.” Or the “Birth Control, Not Self Control March.” Or the “...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Hope the pigs are not in the mud

Hope the pigs are not in the mud

“Hold on here, I’ve got it somewhere,” I said to a friend as I shuffled through a stack of newspapers on my cluttered desk looking f...

January 19th, 2017 |  



The best template for Trump’s inauguration speech? Nixon’s?

Even before his inauguration, Donald Trump has notched up at least one dubious achievement: He’ll be the first modern president to enter the Whi...

January 19th, 2017 |  


What we can learn from Washington’s Farewell Address

With the inauguration of a new president, it seems timely to study the words of the first one, who set the mechanism of our presidential process into ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Obama’s legacy is one of not taking risks, not thinking big

Nobody thinks Margaret Thatcher’s claim on posterity is that she was Britain’s first female prime minister. Admirers and critics alike kno...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Disregard all those farewells: Obama isn’t really leaving

Donald Trump will give his closely watched inaugural address this week. It will be a great one. Trust him. Fantastic, even. Possibly beyond belief. Be...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Why not you?

Why not you?

We live in a society where everyone is looking for leadership. I learned this at a young age as football captain and class president. Also, having my ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Grandma and the Worth of $2

Grandma and the Worth of $2

For every year of my life, I’ve been gifted two dollars. One dollar came to me before December 25, for Christmas, and one dollar on February 11,...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

On a trip to Manila in 2014, President Barack Obama was pressed by reporters about the “weakness” of his foreign policy, especially in Syr...

January 17th, 2017 |