Big Mouths, Big Trouble

In the last week, a couple of conservative loudmouths have gotten some backlash after making comments about David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting who has become an outspoken advocate for gun law reform. First it was Fox News Channel...

As I Tweeted

Questions I haven't heard anyone ask in the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story: if Trump is so concerned about saving and creating American jobs, why did his campaign hire a British firm to help with his election campaign? Aren't there companies in the US that can...

I’m Lying, But Please Sign Here

I was headed into the public library when a guy outside asked, "Sir, are you a registered voter?" I knew where this was going. He had a petition or two he'd like me to sign.I had recently added my name to the list of Missourians who want to legalize both recreational...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Talk about a mic drop.In the final four paragraphs of Julie Bosman's piece in the NY Times about the candidates for governor in Illinois, she writes about this interaction between Republican Jeanne Ives and Democrat Chris Kenney... At a bipartisan candidate forum in...

Random Thoughts

Using our voices instead of our fingers to get information from search providers and elsewhere is becoming more and more common. I recently bought an Amazon Alexa and am amazed at how good it is at voice recognition. I rarely have to repeat myself, and the response is...

Rebuttals To Gun Lovers In Denial

I haven't had much to say about the mass murder last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, because I didn't think I could offer anything different than what lots of other people have already said. But today I have several rebuttals to the...

Is Bill Clinton Saying #NotMe?

A couple of years ago, my wife and I became subscribers to the St. Louis Speakers Series, where we've had the pleasure of listening to such luminaries as John Cleese, Jeffrey Toobin, Rita Moreno, Ted Koppel, Jon Meacham, and two former prime ministers -- England's...

The Harris Brothers

As the final guest on my radio show, I invited my brother Seth -- former US Deputy Secretary of Labor -- to join me to explain what it's like to run a cabinet department when the government shuts down. We also talked politics, from Trump's White House to the...

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