The Dog-Eat-Dog World

The Dog-Eat-Dog World

I’m always amazed that the Washington types I consider to be such jerks are completely different when I run into them at a dog park. They’re actually pleasant to be around….

  • The Violent Presidency

    The Violent Presidency

    Republicans have always justified their preferential treatment of the super-wealthy by trotting out the bogus “trickle-down theory.” They argue that as the rich get richer,…

  • Winning at Gutterball

    Winning at Gutterball

    It’s Major League Baseball playoff season, as well as the run-up to the elections. Oh, the games people play. Way back when, in the early 20th century, New York Giants manager…

  • Stinky Cheese

    Stinky Cheese

    The human tragedy and cataclysmic damage of devastating storms like Florence, Harvey and Maria are natural disasters that mercifully divert the news emphasis, just for a while, from…

  • Good Grief, Bad Grief!

    Good Grief, Bad Grief!

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Arguably these are even worse times than the mid-19th century, when Charles Dickens wrote his “Tale of Two Cities.”…

  • The Saudi D.C. Swamp

    The Saudi D.C. Swamp

    Imagine that: It’s getting so it’s difficult to get away with being slime in the Washington “swamp” these days — or at the very least, much tougher to…

  • The Ballot Ballgame

    The Ballot Ballgame

    It happens several times a game: I’ll announce to the world, “The entire season rests on this pitch (shot/play/whatever).” My friends long ago learned simply to ignore…

  • American Slapstick

    American Slapstick

    This is one of those “good news, bad news” situations. First, the good news: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has communicated his continuing trust in President Donald Trump…