Uncle Earl was over at our house the other day helping me replace the exhaust manifold in the old green '99 Honda.
I'm being facetious when I say that this country needs more wrist-slap punishments, but things have gone to the other extreme far too long.
Republican support for immigration reform focuses mainly on political self-interest. Since 71 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of Asians voted Democratic last November, it's easy to see why smart Republicans are so concerned.
At some point it was inevitable that I would opine about love. I must confess that the urge had come up quite often but I've always been able to stifle it. The problem is that love isn't what it used to be. Sure we still sing that it makes the world go 'round, and will keep us together, and even that it is a many splendored thing. But the truth is love has fallen on tough times.
NEW YORK - My grandfather used to tell a story about a fellow who proposed to end poverty by taking half of the rich folks' money and giving it to the poor.
Swimming is not only one of the best ways to stay cool when temperatures heat up; it is also one of the best ways to stay fit.
John Landis, director of the 1980 Blues Brothers movie, used the address of iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago - 1060 West Addison Street - to great comic effect.
Yes, it is possible. You can pursue the American dream. And maybe even be on your way to achieving it by age 11.
Spy work holds deep allure for many people. My own career as a secret agent began as an outgrowth of training beagle hunting dogs.
Star Chamber: Characterized by secrecy and often being irresponsibly arbitrary and oppressive." - From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary
On the unlikely event that Mark Pryor wins re-election as Arkansas' senior U.S. senator in 2014, he should send New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg a thank-you gift. Something like a sugary 44-ounce Big Gulp or a case of Dr. Pepper.
On June 6, Fox News reported Buck McKeon's Armed Services Committed had passed another $650 billion "defense" budget.
"I can't believe the government is invading my privacy! We might as well be living in Russia!" said the guy in aisle 3 into his cellphone.
Dear U.S. Citizen, Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail, has evidently caused. We here at the NSA strive for the perfection of our services, which depend on the chronic obliviousness of you, our valued customers. Unfortunately, due to one disgruntled deadbeat (who escaped to China ...
Two weeks have gone by since Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old computer tech working as an NSA contractor, leaked information about classified government information to the press, effectively exposing top secret programs designed to combat terrorism and save American lives.
Right now we have an economy in transition, with close attention paid to job reports and which business sectors are hiring.
As President Obama considers retaliating against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, I couldn't help but think about the lessons we should have learned following the Iraq War.
The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers.
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law.
Junior and Missy's parents are driving them 12 hours away from their hometown to The University of Getting Out of My Parents' House. Sure, there are plenty of local community colleges and state schools they could have attended, but then they would have to come home every night to live with those stupid cash machines who raised them.
When I drive by the construction area of what will soon become the downtown Newhall roundabout - not to be confused with any medical-related term that shares the DNR acronym - I am reminded of the words of our illustrious Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.