Saturday November 28, 2015
June 4th, 2015
Hold on to your coffee cup. We have identified the endangered species known as bipartisan consensus in America.
You thought that we would never see it again. Yet, amazingly, consensus is forming on two key issues.
Remember Douglas Adams' 1979 novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms "are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea." But that was then, in the early stages of the information technology revolution.
This Memorial Day, as we head to the lake and the beach, grill and drink, shop and save, lay out in the sun or seek shady places, we must remain cognizant that the holiday didn't begin as a day of celebration or commerce but one of solemnity and, indeed, memoriam.
Tom Kartsotis, the wealthy co-founder of Fossil, has no connection to the Motor City. He lives in Dallas, where he now oversees a handful of ventures he's invested in. In early 2011, he decided to build a small watch factory that would sell high-quality watches that were priced, as he puts it, "at the entry point of luxury."
Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in "flips."
"A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different," the Wisconsin governor explained last week on Fox News. His altered views on immigration don't count because he is not a legislator. "These are not votes," he helpfully pointed out.
In "A Love That Multiplies," Michelle Duggar recounts a story that her husband told his older children "to explain the importance of purity."
U.S. presidential campaigns usually aren't sunk by major policy mistakes or the attacks of an opponent. They result from self-inflicted, unforced errors.
This was apparent anew when Jeb Bush, the establishment favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, recently tripped over himself as he tried, repeatedly, to answer a simple, predictable and fair question: Knowing what we know now would you have invaded Iraq in 2003?
Brian Banks was one of America's best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape.
The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said Banks had forced her into a stairway at their high school in California and raped her.
Say anything critical about a person or an organization and brace for this pushback: At least he, she or it isn't as bad as someone or something else.
Sure, the Roman Catholic Church hasn't done right by women. But those Mormons have more to answer for!