This year, I'm thankful that this year many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama taped an interview with this week in which he revealed he has Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan on his iPod. Unfortunately the interview question asked him what he planned to do about North Korea. Senate Republicans proposed a bill Tuesday to scale back the health care reform law. Doctors are experiencing a huge increase in demand for medical services. Tiger Woods is ...
Four years ago I had hip replacement surgery - which involves having an implant containing metal - and that means that every time I fly, which is often, a Transportation Safety Administration employee passes a wand over my body to be sure I'm not concealing some explosive device on my person.
"I was in no mood to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. We were hurting financially and the wife was driving me nuts trying to cut down on costs."
Most Americans know the story of Squanto and how he helped the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts survive the winter of 1621 by showing them how to adapt to their new home. School children everywhere still celebrate the great tidings with cornucopias and pilgrim hats and turkeys drawn by tracing a hand and coloring in the fingers like feathers. The thumb is always the turkey's head.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The TSA was overwhelmed by complaints Friday from passengers who were fondled by airport screeners. Misunderstanding is rampant. Every time Al Gore asks the TSA for a happy ending while they are patting him down, they assure him his flight will land safely. Charlie Rangel stood in the well of the House Thursday and apologized to Congress. He thanked them for allowing him to address the greatest ...
If Sen. Mitch McConnell's pledge to get behind the movement to ban the cynical practice of earmark spending is any indication that Republicans heard the message voters sent them in the recent Congressional elections, the GOP is off to a good start.
There are so many blunders in life that are really only visible in the rear view mirror. Mostly that's because we refuse to listen until we can actually see wreckage.
President Barack Obama surprised everyone when he appointed two of the country's finest money-management experts to rein in runaway government spending: my mother and father.
Several years ago I heard a story about this family who was invited by a neighbor to attend church for the very first time.
With Barack Obama tip-toeing around the meaning of jihad Sunday, on Monday, the Muslim cleric behind the attempts to blow up U. S. bound planes and the underwear bomber, set the record straight on the meaning of jihad when he once again issued a call for jihad to kill Americans.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama returned from his 10-day trip to Asia on Sunday. It didn't go so well. Obama traveled to India, Indonesia, North Korea and Japan and he wasn't able to reach a currency agreement, obtain a free trade deal, or find his birth certificate. Obama stood in silence before the great Buddha statue in Tokyo Sunday. He celebrated Hinduism in India, Islam in Indonesia, and Buddhism in ...
The late psychic Edgar Cayce was famed for predicting that in the not-too-distant future the entire state of California would collapse into the Pacific Ocean and disappear beneath the sea.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Kanye West flipped out on the Today Show Wednesday when Matt Lauer asked him if he was sorry he called George W. Bush a racist during Katrina. Later that day Bush told Matt Lauer he has no hard feelings toward Conway West. Rap stars might hesitate to attack Episcopalians if we accidentally give them country-western names when we forgive them. Sarah Palin's Alaska debuted on TLC Sunday ...
One of my faithful readers, Paul Fleming, who lives near Marion, Ill., sent me something the other day that has tremendous potential to help us to better carry our burdens, or whatever it is that is weighing us down.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.