Tuesday, June 21 2011
What reality television has done for prime time programming it can also do for presidential politics.
Monday, April 18 2011
Considering the Afterlife as an eternal baseball game illuminates why 72 virgins might not be the ideal final reward.
Sunday, February 6 2011
Agreeing to disagree doesn’t make your argument less 'right' -- but it does make it more reasonable.
Sunday, October 31 2010
There are reasons to dismiss Christine O'Donnell's candidacy, but witchcraft shouldn't be one of them.
Thursday, July 22 2010
Armchair pundits lit up the blogosphere when Sarah Palin tweeted a non-word. Don't we have more important things to worry about?
Sunday, July 11 2010
How long must the Gulf Coast suffer before we reconsider the humanitarian upside of southern secession?
Sunday, May 16 2010
Imagine new legislation on every voter's Facebook homepage: voters could click on the post to learn more about it, add a comment to the discussion (140 character limit), and then click "Like" or "Dislike". Click. Click. Done!
Tuesday, March 2 2010
The US government is cracking down on misleading advertising; shouldn't political propaganda be included in the discussion?
Sunday, November 8 2009
The impressive part of 2001: A Space Odyssey isn’t what they have in the future, it’s what they don’t have: clutter.
Sunday, September 13 2009
Rock music is the only art form that invites amateurs to perform along with the professionals – like an oversize version of Kumbaya -- and with predictable results.
Sunday, March 8 2009
To help pay back the debt, we may need President Obama to wear an actual UPS uniform for the “delivery” of his next State of the Union speech.
Sunday, February 8 2009
Are CNN journalists writing news headlines these days, or t-shirt slogans?
Tuesday, November 18 2008
With George W. Bush eager for a way to salvage his legacy, perhaps we can throw him a bone in the name of Homeland Security.
Thursday, October 9 2008
Have shadowy forces spent years preparing a puppet candidate who will support their causes? Yes -- and you’ll be surprised who’s pulling the strings.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Getting America’s youth to pay attention to politics doesn’t require a change in message, but a change in messenger -- baseball card style.
Monday, August 25 2008
It’s more than mere semantics that one US presidential candidate has taken “hope” as his own concept. Is “fear” showing signs of fatigue as effective voter motivation?
Monday, July 21 2008
Chefs quickly manage a range of dishes, their staff swiftly execute, and the result must be excellent. Let's put McCain and Obama in aprons to see how they might really work.
Wednesday, June 11 2008
So that no future US president skips over the fine, excessively wordy print, I recommend we update the Bill of Rights so it sounds a bit more, shall we say, awesome.
Wednesday, May 7 2008
US presidential elections are suspiciously like high school popularity contests, er, elections -- it's not who you know, it's who knows you.
Monday, April 7 2008
For many of us, preparation for real life happened not in the classroom, but on the playground at recess. There's a lot to be learned about Capitalism from the bottom of a schoolyard pig-pile.
Sunday, March 9 2008
While it may be noisy, cramped, and crowded with voices that sound nothing like the candidates', every bus is a microcosm America -- and a perfect place to really meet "the people".
Sunday, February 10 2008
Concerned that steroids will ruin baseball? Perhaps there's a greater threat to the game: Congress.
Sunday, January 13 2008
Oscar the Grouch and Miss Piggy roll up their sleeves for this latest battle in the culture wars: the controversial lyrics of "Elmo's Song".
Tuesday, December 11 2007
Why does the pardoning of a turkey warrant extensive media coverage in the US, while Presidential pardons of humans are a page seven story, at best?
Sunday, November 11 2007
How many citizens must be victimized by a $400 haircut before a Presidential candidate offers up a Universal Hair Care program?
Wednesday, October 17 2007
As the adage goes, no matter who you vote for, the government wins; each party offers ample fodder for both poignant exception to policies and amusing examination of principles.
Sunday, September 16 2007
A Presidential Spelling Bee is the perfect forum for a pre-primary debate. Which candidate can overcome a grueling series of 11-letter words and be crowned the champion, and which will insist there are two 'u's in nuclear?
Sunday, August 19 2007
Bart Simpson urges, “Don’t have a cow!” As the climate warms, I beg to differ.
Monday, July 16 2007
Dropping a "gay bomb" on enemy soldiers might prove to distract them, yes, but these incapacitants, though no less harsh, will make the enemy forget what they were ever fighting for.
Sunday, June 10 2007
To borrow a buzz phrase from earlier this decade, if the President stops dancing the malaria dance, the terrorists will win.
Sunday, May 13 2007
OpStar: part talk radio / part OnStar vehicle guidance system for those who are easily confused by the squiggly red and blue lines on paper maps.
Sunday, April 22 2007
It's time the US graduated from the Electoral College and took advantage of the latest election technology: eHarmony's patented Compatibility Matching System.
Sunday, March 18 2007
Each child named with a presidential surname is in fact a living memorial to that president. So if we count these living memorials, we'll know who the best US presidents really were.
Sunday, February 18 2007
No industry in America so readily -- even eagerly -- treats conjecture with the same value as fact as political commentary.