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Last Chance for America?

March 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside worl. more »»

Almanac

March 9, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 69th day of 2016. There are 297 days left in the year. more »»

The albatross of a Trump endorsement

March 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people... more »»

Almanac

March 7, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 7, the 67th day of 2016. There are 299 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a U.S. more »»

Regulating the Future

March 5, 2016 NEW YORK — Government pretends it’s the cause of progress. Then it strangles innovation. We know government understands that new technologies are important. more »»

How to reform institutions

March 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the film “Girl, Interrupted,” the character played by Winona Ryder is watching TV in a psychiatric hospital. more »»

Almanac

March 5, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 5, the 65th day of 2016. There are 301 days left in the year. more »»

Who has a ‘glass jaw’?

March 4, 2016 The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s former chief security officer knew two people he hired in 2011 had criminal backgrounds, an inspector general’s report has revealed. more »»

Sewer politics

March 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — I was going to write about how the Republican presidential campaign has become gutter politics, but given Donald Trump’s horrid statements, the gutter would be a step up, because things... more »»

Almanac

March 4, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 4, the 64th day of 2016. There are 302 days left in the year. more »»

Driving in the Snow 101

March 3, 2016 FLINT — In light of last week’s (downstate) snowstorm, I have decided to perform a public service about how to drive in the snow. From all the cars in the ditch, it’s clearly needed. more »»

Almanac

March 3, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 3, the 63rd day of 2016. There are 303 days left in the year. more »»

Paranoid Politics

March 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the... more »»

How They Voted

March 2, 2016 House Bill 5105, Extend Medicaid health insurance claims tax: Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate To extend until 2020 the 2017 sunset on a . more »»

Almanac

March 2, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2016. There are 304 days left in the year. more »»

The end of the establishment?

March 1, 2016 BERKELEY — Step back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurre. more »»

The Schumer-Biden test

March 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — Everyone knows the meaning of the word “hypocrite” and no one can claim absolute constancy when it comes to living a life consistent with one’s stated values. more »»

Almanac

March 1, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 1, the 61st day of 2016. There are 305 days left in the yea. more »»

How to cool down Trump

February 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — “Hell,” said Alabama’s Democratic Gov. George Wallace before roiling the 1968 presidential race, “we got too much dignity in government now, what we need is some meanness. more »»

The ‘itching ears’ of Trump followers

February 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Since religious language has again infected this unpredictable and turbulent political season, here is a verse that could describe the followers of Donald Trump. more »»

 
 
 

 

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