Saturday, January 20, 2018

Offended sports and art patrons, rise up!

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” That sentence has been stuck in my head for as long as I can remember. By making...

My New Year’s wish

To start, we have had way too much violence this past year. My wish is to put restrictions on guns. We’ve lost way too...

The Trumpist gets trumped

Steve Bannon just got Jeff Flaked. The former Trump strategist who has been on a chest-thumping tour vowing to defeat any Republican officeholder insufficiently loyal...

The end of denial

The most astonishing aspect of the response to Michael Wolff’s book is that anyone is surprised. President Trump’s unfitness for office was obvious long...

A New Year’s resolution to help fill backpacks with food for...

As my family finished Christmas lunch and gathered in the living room at our grandparents’ house to talk and spend more time together, the...

Dent’s departure makes Allentown vulnerable

It is almost a law of our political physics: Those who choose to leave Congress thereby demonstrate qualities that make one wish they would...

The roller coaster that is the Trump administration

We are barely one week into the new year, and it’s already a roller coaster. The Dow Jones industrial average is up, breaking 25,000...

Where did the cat go? That’s a difficult question to answer

Introducing Duncan, the all-time King of Hide and Go Seek. He’s a cat who recently spent a few days in my house. I think that...

Indiana is poised for an epic year

IMPORTANTVILLE, Ind. – During the sensational 2016 presidential race, Republican Donald Trump barnstormed our state and in one impromptu moment, deemed himself to be...

When ‘fake news’ is fake news. Or nothingburger

In some ways, it gets old. But it doesn’t. We wordsmiths look forward to the end-of-year lists about what words get the most “lookups” on...