Saturday, January 20, 2018

Johnny Carson > Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about...

Scandals, firings and a joke on us

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The storm clouds of scandal that had gathered over President Nixon in 1973 appeared to have reached a climax when Vice...

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...

‘Sovereignty’ is not a dirty word

To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. — not just “Rocket Man,” but “sovereignty.” It wasn’t surprising that...

Balancing individual rights and the common good

As Americans, we are united in the belief that all people have certain inalienable rights. Chief among these are, as President Thomas Jefferson penned,...

Early voting is a bad idea

If ever there was an argument against early voting, which has become used by most states in recent years, it is what has happened...

When is ‘sexual assault’ not sexual assault?

Let’s look at two pictures side by side and see if we can tell how they’re different. In one panel, we see a famous...

Trump’s Lewinsky threat — really?

Donald Trump, always the hero of his own tales, closed out the first presidential debate with a tribute to his own courtesy and high-mindedness:...

Fidel Castro and dead utopianism

With the end of Fidel Castro’s nasty life Friday night, we can hope, if not reasonably expect, to have seen the last of charismatic...

Yes, I am thankful for …

When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness,...