During this coronavirus shutdown, as so many of us have become unmoored, finding it difficult to process all the changes we're facing, I wondered:
What's the safe way during the pandemic to tell the neighbors you're moving after 25 years in your home?
You can't hug them. Email is so infuriatingly sterile. Handwritten notes on fine stationery ...Read more
When governments frantically throw more money than they can afford at a crisis -- and we're throwing trillions (yes, trillions) at the desperate war against the coronavirus with that federal relief package out of Washington -- two truths are self-evident.
One was famously expressed by Rahm Emanuel, the discredited former mayor of Chicago who ...Read more
After the first of those oddly comical fistfights over toilet paper in grocery stores, and before the possibility of horrific battles over respirators in the weeks to come, I committed an act of coronavirus defiance.
I sat in a comfy leather chair in the neighborhood cigar lounge and lit a fine maduro cigar.
Why? Because I wanted to sit and ...Read more
Even with all the media attention on coronavirus, we're missing the really big story:
Those disgusting hot food bars and salad bars at various supermarkets and food courts near you.
People put their hands on the lettuce. They cough on the olives. Multiple hands touch the ladles and spoons.
And government does nothing.
Consider that video ...Read more
As Joe Biden climbed out of his political grave, CNN anchors were so excited they wriggled like puppies about to wet the carpet and called him "The Comeback Kid."
Biden did make a spectacular comeback on Super Tuesday. But what about Bernie Sanders?
With 60 percent of Democratic Party delegates still up for grabs, with the Democratic Media ...Read more
There was much angry barking directed at Bernie Sanders during the most recent Democratic presidential debate. But the Bernie Bros shouldn't worry, because it still looks like their guy is on his way to securing the Democratic nomination.
That's not the only story from the debate in South Carolina. There is more to politics than the barking for...Read more
Now that President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- who shook down a children's hospital and tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat -- what should Trump do with his big promise?
That promise about "draining the swamp"?
Trump should take his promise, dig a hole, and bury it. It's the least he ...Read more
Bernie Sanders' victory in New Hampshire has driven the Democratic Party establishment into mass hysterics.
Now they rush to embrace multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York City, to save them from President Donald Trump.
Bloomberg is buying this thing.
They're afraid of young people voting. But if they want a ...Read more
The partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump finally passed, mercifully, like a kidney stone, with Democrats grimacing helplessly during acquittal in the Senate on Wednesday.
The cable news networks loved it because they love a show but there was no real drama. Americans knew for months how this would turn out. They knew ...Read more
What happens in America when a black intellectual who was born into the crushing poverty of the Jim Crow South dares stand up to challenge white liberal Democratic orthodoxy?
He is marginalized, socially hamstrung, ridiculed in ugly racist terms and compared by a leading liberal journalist to "chicken eating preachers" taking "crumbs from the ...Read more
Bernie Sanders is a survivor, but can he survive the orchestrated media onslaught that seems determined to bring him down?
At 78, Sanders has survived a heart attack, and the loathing of the Democratic Party establishment and its compliant media wing.
He survived that recent vicious and shameful CNN takedown accusing him of sexism for ...Read more
The partisan farce that is President Donald Trump Impeachment Theater is a political puppet show, a diversion that covers a truly titanic battle obscured by the dancing marionettes.
The audience knows how the Democratic impeachment show ends, with likely acquittal by the Republican majority in the Senate.
Some must figure Trump's impeachment ...Read more
While watching Clint Eastwood's great new film "Richard Jewell," about the heroic security guard of the Atlanta Olympics who saved lives only to be savaged by the media mob, I thought about another innocent.
Nicholas Sandmann, the kid from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. He suffered the same kind of agony and humiliation.
It was ...Read more
One of two things will cost President Donald Trump his re-election: a recession or a war with Iran.
The economy, so far, is thrumming along. But Trump's decision to kill Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the murderous architect of Iran's expansion into Iraq and Syria, a truly evil man with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands, may ...Read more