Thursday October 08, 2015
June 19th, 2015
While we all know that language evolves, who would have thought that the word "liberal" would become a pejorative? It has almost become a fiat for anyone objecting to some proposal to call supporters "Liberals" in an unmistaken tone of disdain.
The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see unfairness in that. They should not.
We’re supposed to be the “land of the free.” But believe it or not, the United States is actually the most incarcerated country on the planet.
It’s true: While the United States has just 5 percent of the world’s population, it houses 25 percent of the world’s prison population. That’s more than any other country, even including Russia, China, and Iran.
He's unmarried. An avowed bachelor. If he won the White House, he'd have no spouse at his side.
But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., thinks there's an option. It includes his sister, maybe some female friends.
"We'll have a rotating first lady," he told London's Daily Mail this week.
All presidential candidates tout their works, and few works are more revealing than the condition of the states that this election's crop of Republican hopefuls serve, or recently served, as governors. Of these GOP govs and ex-govs, surely no one intends to get more mileage out of his state's standing than Texas's Rick Perry.
Let’s now praise a threesome of odd bedfellows: a Democratic ex-senator, an exiled American citizen, and a current Republican senator.
I don’t think they’ve ever met, yet their separate efforts over 14 years have now guided our ship of state away from some perilous authoritarian straits.
A few of my African friends have adopted a slogan: “not about us without us.” They use it to protest international decisions about their continent that are developed without any input from African people.
It’s a wonderful phrase. I think it applies to a few recent events in our country as well.
Keeping the pronouns straight. In my experience, that's the hardest part of adjusting to a friend's sex-change operation.
My experience in this case consists of working in the same newsroom as Ridgely Hunt, an award-winning war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, as he became Nancy Hunt in the mid-1970s.
The long reintroduction of Hillary Clinton to the American public as a presidential candidate is getting to look like the coming-out of a wealthy and spoiled debutante.
At Beau Biden's funeral on Saturday, President Barack Obama said his own family had become part of the Biden clan, playing by "Biden rules."
"We're always here for you," Obama said looking at Vice President Joe Biden and his family, giving them his "word as a Biden."