Great Idea

Great Idea

Officials in Sandusky, Ohio, didn’t want Columbus Day to be a thing anymore, so they thought they’d just eliminate it as a paid holiday for government workers. But employees and unions objected, so the city came up with a better idea: cancel Columbus Day...
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...
Trump’s Favorite Movies

Trump’s Favorite Movies

Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter made a list of some of Trump’s favorite movies of 2018, including “WhiteKKKlansman” and “Crazy Rich Russians.” Then he named some of Trump’s all-time faves: I like Scott’s list so much,...
Will Durst’s Top 10 Stories Of 2018

Will Durst’s Top 10 Stories Of 2018

My friend, comedian Will Durst, looks back at the year that was… Sit the kids down. Let the dogs out. Prop the grandparents up. The nation’s patience has been richly rewarded, because the eagerly awaited list of the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2018 has been...
The Bush White House Dilemma

The Bush White House Dilemma

One of my wife’s gigs when we lived in the DC area was working for the public TV station, WETA, which produced the annual PBS gala, “In Performance At The White House.” She was among the crew members working behind the scenes who were offered the opportunity to have...