Though it’s cliche, Memorial Day reminds us that freedom isn’t free. It costs us, sometimes dearly. This is especially true when we find ourselves unprepared for a conflict we probably should have expected to be drawn into.
President Trump and his most devoted allies (both in Congress and on cable news) have themselves all worked up once again.
Earlier last week at the Heritage Foundation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out our Plan B for Iran in a speech that called to mind Prussian Field Marshal Karl Von Moltke.
Traditionally, the present for a first anniversary is paper, but you don’t need any more of that, considering the voluminous file cabinets full of documents already collected and stashed in triple-locked, humidity-controlled warehouses all over the leaky swamp that is Washington.
Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service
Besides the fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is one facial scar and miniature clone in a baby carrier away from qualifying as Dr. Evil’s body double, I received an email last week indicating that my Amazon Prime membership fee is going up – AGAIN!
The final indignity is that the friends of retired vacationers can’t remember what the traveler needed a vacation from – and the co-workers of pre-retirees like me can’t remember how they ever got along without the new guy who was hired in the vacationer’s absence.
Democrats seethe but have no new fodder for their ire – and every day that passes with the media chumming the waters and coming up empty drives down enthusiasm even more.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day, more than 115 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose.
The American prom is, at heart, a formal step for teens to begin shedding their adolescence.
President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, has been approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A full vote in the Senate will soon confirm her to her new post – and a handful Democrats join the vast majority of Republicans in voting her through.
A year into Robert Mueller’s great Russian fishing expedition, the president they desperately want to impeach is still in office.
My mother sometimes answers the phone that way, when she has reached her limit of political bickering, Hollywood scandals, televised terrorist acts and heard-it-through-the-grapevine rumors about the terminal illnesses of acquaintances.
Peace will come when everyone recognizes what Trump has recognized: The Jewish connection to Jerusalem is unbreakable. And peace will come when Israel’s enemies realize that violence can’t change that underlying fact.
The White House and the Republican Party that controls Congress are solidly behind Israel. Egypt is cooperating to battle terrorists in Sinai.
Perhaps we’d all be better off if more folks started collecting old albums – if more folks tried re-creating the simple childhood memories of the old stereo consoles that once sat in their parents’ dining room.
For a man who likes to brag about what a big builder he is, President Donald Trump spends a lot of time burning stuff down.
Such was the admonishment my mother gave me many times over the years when one of life’s temporary failures gave me license to indulge in self-loathing.
My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness.
The fact that the U.S. unemployment rate is at a 17-year low does have a downside. (And not just the downside of our being unable to escape hearing Hillary moan, “Now the Electoral College will NEVER call me back and apologize for delaying my ascendancy over the deplorables!”)
Obama and his staff lied repeatedly to the American people about the Iran deal – and they continue to lie.
This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars.
However, despite your incredible burdens, I’m hopeful the class of 2018 will summon the will to do great things for mankind.
For the past ten or so years, the right wing has been sounding the alarm about the greatest threat to American democracy.
What do Chipotle and the White House Correspondent’s Dinner have in common? Easy. After the meal, everyone’s a little queasy.
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