• Along these lines

    When is a Footlong not a Foot Long? The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately. Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons around the country have resolutely sunk …

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  • Victims not only ones who deserve a vote

    Barack Obama can spin a lie into what sounds like something akin to the truth better than anyone else in politics has done in my lifetime — and that’s saying something because it’s starting to be quite a long time. His State of the Union …

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  • George Washington makeover

    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available at amazon.com.   “What do you mean America’s youth don’t know who George Washington was?” “Dude?” “He was our first president, our …

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  • Christie’s girth: A weighty issue

    Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut. I get what he was trying to do. People keep goofing on his girth, and a former White House doctor had just told CNN that if Christie were …

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  • Horsing around with Europe’s beef supply

    Beef contaminated with horsemeat has sparked a multi-nation controversy in Europe. It’s no secret that the French have long been galloping gourmets. Gobbling horsemeat there dates back to the country’s 18th century revolution, when rich folks’ horses began to fill food supply gaps. Today horsemeat …

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  • Winter camping

    As Scoutmaster, I gathered my 18 scouts to plan our winter campout. To earn an honor patrol for scout month in February, one of the requirements was that we needed to go camping. My wife, who is from California, was astounded that we camped in …

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  • Now is not the time for amnesty

    Nearly all of us agree it’s time for Washington to fix the country’s immigration crisis and put an end to illegal immigration once and for all. The president and the newly coined “gang of eight,” a bi-partisan group of senators propose a pathway to citizenship …

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  • Why hating rich people is making you broke

    Quick, if you saw a Rolls Royce on the side of the road and a guy in a suit standing next to it staring at his flat tire, what pops into your head? If you find yourself laughing at a rich guy having to suffer, …

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  • 2013 State of the Union drinking game

    WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY: Four taxpayers of any sex: One rich white banker-type wearing a Suit. Cuff links would be nice. One person in a Blue work Shirt, another in a White shirt and one wearing Rags that in a former life might have …

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  • New ship prompted state flag

    When the battleship USS Arkansas was commissioned at Philadelphia in 1912, it needed an Arkansas flag to complete its colors. However, the state had never adopted an official flag. A contest was quickly arranged and the winning entry was submitted by Ms. Willie K. Hocker. …

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  • Pedophilia is the problem

    The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay Scouts to join their ranks. If the BSA’s long-standing ban on gays is lifted by national officials in May, the choice …

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  • Seeing is deceiving

    President Obama has a long history as a smoker, yet he’s spoken aggressively against the habit on numerous occasions. Presumably, the White House would never seek to appease the powerful tobacco lobby by releasing a photo of the president sneaking a smoke during a break …

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