There are two things we know for certain:
1) President Donald Trump is a genius. A stable one, at that.
2) Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is a witch hunt and there was absolutely no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
We know those two ...Read more
The president of the United States is a liar.
That is, to any person with even the loosest grip on reality, a fact.
So it is with staggering hypocrisy that President Donald Trump tweeted his most recent media critique Sunday: "Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. ...Read more
The latest development in Gross America can be summed up in a rather simple headline: "President Trump offers direct endorsement of Senate candidate Roy Moore."
That's plenty, I suppose, because in Gross America we only read the headlines. No need for additional information. In fact, if you've read this far into the column I'll assume you're ...Read more
I'm something of a Thanksgiving Scrooge. (I apologize for mixing holiday references. Feel free to throw gravy at me.)
Growing up, my paternal grandparents lived down the street. All our other family members lived far away and never came around, so Thanksgiving would just be my mom and dad and the grandparents. ...Read more
This a note to any sane people still out there in the wilds of Weird America.
I need your help. I need you to reach out and tell me if the things I'm seeing are real, as my ability to distinguish truth from fiction has been tested, stretched to its limits, and my tenuous grasp on reality grows weaker each day.
I awoke this weekend to online ...Read more
An observation that gives me faith in humanity is that when something's wrong -- when there's a tragedy or an illness or a natural disaster -- people rush in to help.
A story about a family's home burning down runs in the newspaper and people respond with donations and myriad acts of kindness.
Hurricanes batter Texas and Florida and people ...Read more
After reviewing the charges against three former members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign -- the first charges to come from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- I have reached the following conclusion: LOCK HER UP!
By "HER" I mean Hillary Clinton, and by "LOCK" and "UP" and the ...Read more
So I went home.
I wasn't sure why, exactly, but I went there, to the west-central Florida neighborhood where I grew up, back to the winding roads hugging a lake that once seemed like an ocean, past the ranch houses that went up in the 1960s and haven't changed much since.
I parked in front of the house -- my house. It was still white and ...Read more