In another 20 years or so will there even be a Father’s Day? My son Gideon (age nine) assures me that he will be a good father someday, but will that be an empty accomplishment? … Read more Father’s Day: Can It Survive?
Crumbling infrastructure termed “Jagger-esque” A stitch in time saves nine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can lead a horse to water, but if an outdated bridge collapses on it, … Read more Beware the Infrastructure, My Son
You say you want a revolution… According to a PublicMind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University, nearly one-third of registered voters answer in the affirmative to the proposition “In the next few years, an armed revolution … Read more Revolution: Armed Rebellion in America by 2018?
Will young “Zero TV” households evolve into the typical Dish-worshipping couch potato mode as they age? Besides aliens with eyes in the back of their heads, a possible interracial baby mix-up at the maternity ward … Read more Are You Part of a Zero TV Household?
Some aspects of Easter are worth exporting to other parts of the year Although it usually gets overshadowed by “Blue Christmas” in yuletide radio rotation, I still enjoy the Elvis Presley version of “Why Can’t … Read more Why Can’t Every Day Be Like Easter?
A poll on pollsters would no doubt reveal people hate polls According to a Politico story titled “GOP Looks For Answers,” the National Republican Congressional Committee is taking major steps to prevent a repeat of … Read more Needed: A Break From Pollsters
Candy makers look to head off government regulation with sweet promises According to ABC News, you should probably get ready for a take-no-prisoners “This is your brain on nougat” candy moderation campaign. While addressing the … Read more Candy Nanny State: Say It Ain’t So!
Perhaps it’s not a mystery evocative of eerie moors or Victorian London alleyways, but the question still perplexes me: how did I let writer Martin Powell escape from my radar screen? He’s certainly on the … Read more Sherlock Holmes and My Personal Shame
Yes, the Dodge trucks commercial using the late Paul Harvey‘s 1978 speech “So God Made a Farmer” resonated with millions of viewers and was voted one of the most popular Super Bowl spots; but “the … Read more So God Made a Farmer: The Sequel
Without term limits, many fear president would outlive his “sell-by” date The experts are giving it little chance of passage, but H.J. Resolution 15, a repeal of presidential term limits, is stirring a lot of talk. … Read more Is It Time To Repeal Presidential Term Limits?