It was drizzling, and the sky was that uniquely bleak color that on a paint chip might be called "Chicago gray," when I ran into a friend. We were both out for a solitary walk. "What are you up to?" She tilted her umbrella and glanced skyward.
At this point, we all know the true meaning of Christmas. That kid from "Peanuts" -- the one with the blanket -- gives us a lecture every year when we watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
During my decades of journalism I have been alternatively amused and appalled by the sarcastic newsroom slogan: "A story too good to check out."
Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police.
As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints.
When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what is for him an unusual position. "I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine.