Terror, the new normal? Never

A truck. A van. A knife. A hammer. Those are some of the low-tech weapons wielded by terrorists in London, Paris and Berlin. While the Islamic State a...

June 12th, 2017 |  


Turns out, the joke was on Kathy Griffin

What can happen to a comedy writer on a really slow day:“Hey, here’s a kooky concept,” Kathy Griffin apparently mused. “Why do...

June 12th, 2017 |  


Comey testifies, a long process begins

During the Watergate hearings, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked, “What did the president know and when did he know it?” At the outset ...

June 11th, 2017 |  



Are chickens smarter than your average human?

Are you concerned about animal welfare? Do you believe that cage-free eggs and free-range chicken are humane options? Then you’ll be interested ...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Secret Service beset with problems

President Trump is in more personal danger than most of us realize. And so will be his successor, whoever he or she may be.The reason is that the U.S....

June 11th, 2017 |  


There’s your sign: Part I

There’s your sign: Part I

Yes, we set off fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July each year but many soon lose the thought and become immersed in their everyday life of ease...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Barreca: Relishing ‘egg salad moments’ with friends

The egg salad moments of life are the best: those times where you connect so deeply with somebody that you have exactly the same idea; pick up the pho...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Bring privacy rights up to date

The Supreme Court this week agreed to decide whether police must demonstrate probable cause that a crime has occurred before obtaining a suspect’...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Let’s hear it for truth, transparency

A functioning democracy requires respect for two values: Truth and transparency. Happily, both are values ordinary people can insist on and help deliv...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Stop playing the climate blame game

We don’t know if President Trump believes in climate change. He just won’t say. And although we desperately want him to admit (while weepi...

June 8th, 2017 |