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The Unfairer Sex?

WASHINGTON -- Newspapers generally regard reader demographics to be proprietary information, but today I am going to share some with you: The readership of my column heavily skews female. It seems counterintuitive, not just because I am male but ...

The Closer

WASHINGTON -- Back in the late 1940s, the Boston Braves had two excellent starting pitchers -- Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain -- and a host of other guys collectively dismissible as Joe Lunchmeat. The logical question arose as to whether such a lack...

Company Men

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2027 -- In his inaugural address, President Kraft Foods promised Tuesday that America would continue fostering the business-friendly atmosphere begun under his predecessor, President Jiffy Lube. The incoming and outgoing ...

Gene Hits His Cell By Date

WASHINGTON -- I just became one of the last people on the planet to get a smartphone. Somewhere in Western Sahara, a Bedouin tribesman is sitting on a camel, reading this column on his iPhone, laughing at my primitive self.

I cant explain why I ...

Into the Wild

WASHINGTON -- Have I ever told you how much I love nature -- trees and bees and deer and babbling brooks and other outdoorsy, green and brown nature-y stuff?

That's right, I haven't. And do you know why I haven't? Because I'm not a liar. I've ...

A Solid Achievement

WASHINGTON -- This column is excerpted and adapted from Gene Weingarten's speech on June 28 at Howard University, accepting the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

I'm going to talk ...