Donald Trump has long sold himself to a credulous public as a business genius worth many billions.
A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Dear Facebook friends,
If you don't see me gushing over the pix of your Thanksgiving pies, take no offense.
What follows here is remarkably similar to what I had planned to write after an expected and prayed-for Hillary Clinton victory: Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics.
Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity.
You'd think there'd have been more laughs.
With polls and prayer as a guide, let's assume that Donald Trump loses the election. What will he do for a next act?
Amid all the polling whiplash, one survey consistently backs Hillary Clinton, and with enthusiasm.
I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no obligation to disclose her mild pneumonia, a temporary ailment she was over in a few days.
Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail.
Who "won" the second presidential debate? Skip that question. Who lost it? Easy answer. The American people and the reputation of their nation.
Having lost badly to Hillary Clinton in their first debate, Donald Trump has turned to a subject on which he can claim expertise: screwing around.
Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric.
A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind."
The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event -- except on the TV news channels.
A friend 15 years older than Hillary Clinton recently came down with a mild pneumonia that sounds just like hers.
Donald Trump's recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally.
So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less.
"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine
We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let's proceed on that (comforting) notion.
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