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The Pentagon just failed its audit — again. For the sixth time in a row, the agency that accounts for half the money Congress approves each year can’t figure out what it did with all that … more
If you listen to pollsters and politicians, or consume heavy doses of social media and cable-TV news, you might come away thinking the nation is in a collective bad mood. We’re said to be … more
I understand some commentators are accusing Target of scoring less than a bullseye in dealing with shoplifters. The retailer encourages the police to help fight inventory … more
Well, that didn’t take as long as expected. In case you missed it, our federal government is now estimated to pay more than $1 trillion a year to service just the interest on our national … more
Yes, it’s that glorious season that so many pumpkin-spice addicts claim to be their favorite. I must admit that, I, too, succumb each year to the autumnal charms of fall, except for my … more
After hitting a record low of 7.8 percent in 2021, new data shows the government’s Supplemental Poverty Measure jumped to 12.4 percent last year. That’s a nearly 60 percent increase. And … more
Hopefully, the rugged beard I’ve been sporting will motivate at least one of my fellow men to take better care of his health this November. Every November, you see, two charitable … more
Autumn is upon us, but it is making me a little bit sad this year. I have always loved autumn. I love the brilliant colors, the chilly air and the smell of oak burning in a fire pit. … more
Like many of us, I’ve been glued to media coverage of the terrible violence in Gaza and Israel. I was deeply shaken by the brutal killings of over a thousand Israelis on October 7. The … more
When I searched online for potential Halloween-column topics, I encountered innumerable headlines screaming about fun, easy, last-minute homemade Halloween costumes. Who are all the people in … more
The judge in Donald Trump’s most important criminal trial has put a muzzle on the mad dog. It’s about time. Granted, free speech is a sacred right in this country, guaranteed by the … more
Taylor Swift has been making massive headlines lately (to be honest when has she not?) for her efforts in getting 35,000 new voters to register in one single day. There's also her all-but-confirmed … more
This fall, the Census Bureau released new poverty data showing a stunning reversal in economic security over the course of last year. The findings included a record jump in the Supplemental Poverty … more
If you’re a parent or student in America this fall, watch out: “edutainment” could be coming to your school. What’s “edutainment”? It’s what PragerU, a … more
OK, my fellow Republicans, you got rid of Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Eight of you joined with every Democrat in the House of Representatives – the only part of the federal government we … more
National Newspaper Week (October 1-7) compels me to acknowledge my journalistic catastrophe of fifth grade. Based on my passion for reading Nashville’s two dailies, Miss Bunch handed me … more
If you’ve ever dealt with someone making threats against you, been the subject of physical or verbal attacks, had rumors said behind your back, or been purposely excluded from a group, you know … more
Hot peppers bring tears to my eyes, but so does a family anecdote from my young adulthood. I was living with my parents and slept during the day because I worked graveyard shift. One day my … more
It appears some Republican donors are really concerned that presidential candidate Tim Scott, South Carolina's junior senator,  is a 57-year-old bachelor — and whatever implications that … more
These days, getting all three of my semi-grown daughters together for a family activity is like herding cats who have cars, jobs at coffee shops and their own debit cards. So, when our girls were … more
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