Don’t ditch the tin-foil hat yet

Maybe your microwave isn’t spying on you. Perhaps your toaster isn’t plotting nefarious acts.But don’t take off the tin-foil hat jus...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Stranger fruit meets rotten fruit

Stranger fruit meets rotten fruit

As the 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was litigated in the court of public opinion, Ferguso...

March 18th, 2017 |  


What are we fighting for?

There is a quote famously attributed to Winston Churchill that when asked to cut funding for the arts during World War II he replied: “Then, wha...

March 18th, 2017 updated: March 20th, 2017. |  


We are the real winners

We are the real winners

I will admit that deep down inside sometimes I feel a little pressure. That little voice inside my head pipes in every so often and says, “Are y...

March 17th, 2017 |  


The moment of the fool

The moment of the fool

Obama … Trump.Could there be a bigger contrast — in attitude, style, comportment, philosophy? What irony that the two names are now linked...

March 16th, 2017 updated: March 16th, 2017. |  


Perception management: Is it fact or fiction?

Perception management: Is it fact or fiction?

One of David Baldacci’s books, “The Whole Truth,” features an intelligence operative named A. Shaw who essentially saves the world f...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Journalism is not a hobby

Journalism is not a hobby

Alright you guys, forgive me if this whole thing comes across as bitchy, but there’s just something I have to get off my chest and I really can&...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Find the adults and get them in the room

Find the adults and get them in the room

Trump attacks others, from the Pope to Gold Star families, on a routine basis, often based on no evidence, exaggerated claims, and he claims trends ba...

March 11th, 2017 |  


What’s in a name? Plenty, to some

What’s in a name? Plenty, to some

Last week over lunch a friend of mine told me she was getting married. Now, the news of her engagement wasn’t exactly a surprise to me. After al...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Context: the peaceful transfer of power

Context: the peaceful transfer of power

Let’s put some things into context. Would it bother you if a sitting president of the United States told the president of Russia he would have m...

March 8th, 2017 |