Thursday November 26, 2015
September 17th, 2015
When senators run for president, they hold up their voting records. Governors seeking the White House proclaim they produced an economic miracle, cherry-picking data on jobs, budget and taxes.
Four sitting governors, as well as a number of former ones, will participate in one of two events when CNN holds the second round of Republican debates on Wednesday.
Just seeing the Crayola colors painted on the tall iron fence of the 18th-century hotel particulier made me shiver. The big panda in flip flops in the lobby, arms up in greeting, scared me. And the petite ham sandwiches getting wheeled around to Google staffers looked positively menacing.
The more playful Google gets, the more paranoid I get.
Attention has been focused on who becomes our next president, but meanwhile the incumbent is on quite a roll.
Jeb Bush complains that the political media have not treated Donald Trump as a serious candidate. They have not dissected Trump's eclectic stances, which, a new Bush ad contends, show the populist as a fake conservative.
OK. Labor Day is over. Let's get serious.
Start with that new Bush ad, titled "The Real Donald Trump."
He was born into poverty in New Hampshire in 1811.
His father was a struggling farmer. His mother did most of the other chores.
He was a brilliant student, but the family often moved, looking for a better life—a couple of times so the father could avoid being put into debtor’s prison.
Our society has succumbed to the pleasant lie that work should always be fun and that work relationships should be that of the Best-Friends-Forever variety.
But believe this fairy tale and you're likely to be one very unhappy employee.
A teacher friend of mine recently told me a story -- practically with flames shooting out of his eyeballs -- about his high school freshmen.
What Kim Davis did was troubling. What Ted Cruz did was downright alarming.
Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. She said she was operating "under God's authority," but she now sits in jail for ignoring federal authority.
While Kim Davis, the now-famous county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sat in jail, her deputies issued licenses to same-sex couples for the first time.
The earth and skies, it must be noted, did not open up with fire, bats, lizards, brimstone or burning sulphur.
There's a considerable irony in those photos and videos of Hungarian soldiers stringing a barbed-wire barrier along the border with Serbia, to keep out refugees fleeing by the tens of thousands from violence in the Middle East.
Every summer for many years now, my family has kept to our ritual. All 20 of us — my siblings, my dad, our better halves, my nieces and nephews — find a beach house big enough to fit the whole unruly clan. We journey to it from our different states and time zones. We tensely divvy up the bedrooms, trying to remember who fared poorly or well on the previous trip. And we fling ourselves at one another for seven days and seven nights.