My Shutdown Solution

My Shutdown Solution

For all the grief I’ve given the TSA on the air and this blog for the security theater it makes us go through at airports, I’ve never felt any animus towards the people who work for that agency. That’s why I made it a point this weekend to thank each...
Another Vegas Trip Report

Another Vegas Trip Report

A few quick stories from another weekend in Las Vegas… My friend Nolan Dalla invited me to join him and several of his friends to watch the NFL conference championship games at the Fan Cave inside the sports book at The Linq casino. Fan Caves are special...
The Trump-King Thing

The Trump-King Thing

Trump is catching some flack for only staying a couple of minutes at the MLK Memorial in Washington today. To be honest, there isn’t much to see. There’s a giant statue of King, a few quotes carved into the wall, and that’s it. Not so easy to get there, either.  I was...
That Championship Sunday

That Championship Sunday

When the use of instant replay by NFL officials was first proposed, critics said it would harm the games by taking too much time and removing one of the human elements they consider a vital part of each contest. Advocates (the camp I was in) pointed out that it was...
Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

I’m sitting in the corner of the restaurant having lunch with my friend Mark when, all of a sudden, there’s a tap on my shoulder. No voice, just a tap. I turn and look up and there’s a guy with slicked-back hair and a gold medallion hanging over his...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

As Benjamin Radford writes, psychics were absolutely no help in finding Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs — just as they’ve failed in every previous case. Closs joins other high-profile missing persons including Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard. Elizabeth Smart...