Avery and Joe

Bedtime- My Favorite Time of the Day

Bedtime. Favorite time of the day. That’s 2 1/2-year-old Avery and 6-year-old Joe. Each gets to choose a book from their library. Sometimes they’re classics. Sometimes they’re pure junk. (Joe is currently into Ninjago).  Mostly it’s something in between. I don’t really care. I get my cuddles and then our daughter,…

Trump Teleprompter

Thoughts on Trump

Learn the Damn Speech! One of the most frustrating parts of being an American during these past couple years has been trying to process the sheer tonnage of lies, the endless vitriol and stupidity, the unyielding crassness, cynicism, and self-aggrandizement, not to mention the sheer cruelty coming on a daily…

Robert Mueller

What I’d Ask Mueller

1. Director Mueller. About two hours before your Report was released, Attorney General Barr held a press conference where he claimed that the Report had arrived at several conclusions. For example, that the Trump Administration had fully cooperated with the investigation. Did the Report conclude that President Trump had fully…

Veteran with Service Dog

Veteran’s Best Friend

We lose twenty veterans to suicide every day. These are the soldiers, Marines, sailors, and Coast Guard and Air Force personnel who have put everything on the line for those of us with badly-timed bone spurs. This Sunday’s New York Times features a story about a three-year study on the…

Eyes on the Prize

Single payer vs. private insurance is a false choice. Every other developed nation has universal coverage and does it for approximately half the cost with as good or better results as the U.S. And every one of them have some form of private insurance available. Canada has “single payer,” and…

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, Dads! Of course, I like to think every day is Father’s Day! That’s because, even though over 70% of women with children under 18 work outside the home, they still do most of the work inside the home, including parenting. We dads mainly get the better of the…

In the Heat of the Moment

ANNCR. V.O.:  Earlier today former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders testified before the House Special Committee on Impeachment.  Ms. Sanders was questioned by Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York about various statements she has made to the media that she later acknowledged were not true.

Jewish Family Services of St. Paul

This past weekend, I gave a speech to benefit Jewish Family Services of St. Paul.  I told the crowd that I was very happy to support Jewish Family Services of St. Paul, because, frankly, the people over at Jewish Family Services of Minneapolis are a bunch of schmucks. They have…