Not-so-traditional traditions

December 30, 2016 Camille Nesler The week before Christmas, one of the podcasts my husband listens to on the radio was asking people …

News certain to occur in 2017

December 30, 2016 Peter Funt Thanks to Donald Trump and the Chicago Cubs my outlandish predictions for 2016 were eclipsed by, of all …

A review of 2016

December 29, 2016 Danny Gardner Reviewing 2016, I believe Americans are living in interesting times. See ancient Chinese curses for details. At …

GOP masters of not getting over it

December 28, 2016 Will Durst And now a few choice words for all Republicans advising Democrats to “stop whining about the election and …

Capital punishment losing steam

December 27, 2016 The Hill reports that capital punishment is fading away in America. Government employees have ceremonially killed fewer prisoners this year (20) than in …