Memorial Day, 2019

Memorial Day is a solemn day. A day that marks young lives cut short. Ronald Reagan spoke of the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our country. “Most of them were boys when they died,” Reagan said, “and they gave up two lives – the one they were…

Farley

Monday, May 27 at 9 pm ET/PT on AETV, is the premiere of “Chris Farley – Anything For a Laugh.”    There is no such thing as THE funniest sketch in the 44-year history of Saturday Night Live. But if I absolutely had to pick one – it would be the Chippendale’s audition.  Open…

Me on Hiking with Kevin (Nealon)

I was in Los Angeles recently and my old pal Kevin Nealon suggested I take a hike. I took offense, told Kevin that he should take a hike, and stormed off – ending our thirty-three-year friendship. Fortunately, Dana Carvey called me later and explained Kevin was asking me to be his guest on…

Pull the Trigger

Edited May 22, 2019 at 6:45 EDT From the beginning, a lot of people around Donald Trump have said that he resented the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election because it would undermine the legitimacy of his election. Well, yeah! We’ll never know for sure. But there’s a very…

Mrs. Molin

This is about my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Molin. I try to share this every National Teachers Day but I am choosing to post today on the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week because, let’s be honest, teachers like Mrs. Molin should be thanked all week! Heck, all month! When…

The Final Round

CHAIRMAN GRAHAM: Mr. Attorney General, we are going to wrap up here with a quick lightening-round of very short follow-up questions. You, sir, have been extremely forthcoming and direct and we so appreciate that. So, I guess no one on our side is going to take any more time, because you…

The Importance of Hearings

The Mueller Report is not an invitation for the House to impeach and the Senate to convict Donald Trump. It is an instruction. “No man is above the law,” Mueller wrote, for a reason. But Democrats find themselves in an agonizing dilemma. A majority of Americans are against impeaching Trump….

Remembering Dick Lugar

On my first day in the Senate, I made a point of finding Indiana senator Richard Lugar on the Senate floor and telling him that he was a hero of mine. Dick, a moderate conservative, who served Indiana for six terms in the Senate, died yesterday at age 87, leaving a distinguished legacy of public service for Indiana, the United States, and the world.

Thank you

Yesterday, I posted to ask folks to donate books and money to fill the bookshelves of a new Indian school in northern MN. I admit that I was a little nervous sending out the request. I’m reentering the public square and didn’t quite know what the reaction would be. The…