October 12, 2016
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The American prom is, at heart, a formal step for teens to begin shedding their adolescence.
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.
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.
However, despite your incredible burdens, I’m hopeful the class of 2018 will summon the will to do great things for mankind.
“What do you mean that America’s youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?”
“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.”
I’m on a diet – a miserable diet just as millions of Americans are during January every year.
It’s so cold, politicians are picking their own pockets, people are flocking inside the U.S. Capitol just for the hot air, and the outlook for anti-Trumpers has been downgraded from miserable and bewildered to hopelessly depressed.
My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something.
Like or hate the Republican tax-reform plan, here’s one thing we can all cheer: Beer taxes are going down
Your Social Security number has more than 40 congressionally approved uses. You can’t drive, vote, apply for a job or open a bank account without revealing that number.
What can we dress up as for Halloween?
It was a fine day for protesting at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., where folks were enjoying their right to free speech in a productive and peaceable manner.
Ah, summer is upon us.
My father was born during the Depression, in 1933, when life was a lot tougher. When he was only 3, his father, who had a good job working for the Mellon family, died at age 34.
“I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?”
Proms sure have gotten expensive these days.
We need to rethink Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America’s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.
"Can you believe some jerk told me it was rude to talk on my cellphone inside the movie theater?”
I didn’t know the young man well – I’d hired him to do some handyman work around my house – but it was awfully unpleasant to learn that he died at 24 with a needle in his arm.
Network news anchor Brent Fullworth: We bring you a live update on the birth of Jesus Christ from our correspondent, Bethany Smug, who is standing by in Bethlehem. Bethany?
"You almost got fired because your company had a holiday party? You’re going to have to explain.”
Now that Republicans will be running the White House, the House and the Senate, they’d better succeed in streamlining and simplifying our bloated government. Quotes from some of our greatest minds can guide them.
Thanksgiving may get ugly this year. God only knows what may happen when a progressive liberal Democrat discovers he’s sitting next to a cousin or uncle who is a conservative Republican.
"Five more weeks before the election. I'm not sure I can survive that long."