We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.
I love Christmas. I love it because my mother has worked hard to make the day magical and eventful for her family for more years than she will permit me to share!
Merry debt-fueled Christmas, America! According to a recent NerdWallet study, nearly 40 million Americans are still struggling to pay off credit-card debts from last Christmas.
Much like small-town doctors years ago, he isn’t paid by a third-party insurance firm. He’s paid by me, directly, at a reasonable $115 monthly.
“Thanksgiving is the time of year when we reflect on our incredible blessings, but many Americans aren’t feeling very thankful?”
Among today’s most regrettable trends is the dying art of effective humor and satire in politics.
Last Saturday morning, I heard police cars and ambulances racing past the coffeehouse - headed, I now know, to the tragic scene at the Tree of Life Synagogue just 4 miles away, where innocents were targeted as they worshiped.
Like millions of Americans, I often took my incredible freedoms for granted - until I visited Saudi Arabia.
Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again!
“If younger generations don’t know why and how America is such a great nation, we are doomed!”
With all the vitriol in our politics - with all the disagreement that is tearing our country apart - we could all use some levity about now.
“Republicans like to talk about fiscal discipline, but when they have control of Congress they spend like drunken sailors!”
Despite a 2010 law that requires federal agencies to describe rules and regulations in plain language, most government writing is STILL unintelligible. I met with my federal-bureaucrat mole, Deep Gib-berish — and his interpreter — for answers.
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was driving along the Beltway to a Falls Church, Virginia, office building when a radio announcer said a plane had flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Our rapidly growing incivility started with the invention of the telephone-answering machine.
It’s back-to-school week for millions of American children, which means it’s time to debate the federal government’s role in deciding what our kids should eat for lunch.
Younger generations buying fewer homes than prior generations is not good for America. A recent Urban Institute study found home ownership among millennials, ages 25 to 34, is about 8 percent lower than it was for prior generations at the same age.
“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!”
Just as more private-sector organizations are calling telecommuting workers back to the office, two politicians in Washington hope to encourage federal agencies to allow more government employees to work from home.
Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.
Boy, are Americans getting old.
Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.
Burgers on the grill, great discounts at retail stores and amazing fireworks — that’s why I love the Fourth of July!
When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.
In my experience, the study’s findings are true.
Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service.
The more the American prom changes, the more it stays the same.
“You’ve lost your sense of humor, and you need to get it back!”
Dear Goddaughter, You nailed it!
Get this: the average American can’t get through the day without cursing.
“The lousy Republicans are supposed to decrease federal spending and get our deficit under control, not blow the budget even more!”
Boy, is narcissism getting out of hand with younger generations.
It’s always grand in March of every year to pour myself a pint of Guinness and enjoy the glorious Irish wit.
“High-end consumers are shifting toward fresher items with fewer processed ingredients, while cost-conscious shoppers are buying inexpensive store brands,” reports The Journal.
“What do you mean that America’s youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?”
“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.”
It’s time for Congress and the president to roll back the ethanol mandate.
Boy, it’s cold across America.
If only tax simplification were true.
Like or hate the Republican tax-reform plan, here’s one thing we can all cheer: Beer taxes are going down.