f I were to distill a recent public discussion about the state of our nation to one word, it would be "worried."
I recently bought a painting by Josh Meador from a Nevada art dealer. It arrived today and got me thinking about how history and art are intertwined.
Donald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse.
It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top spot -- has devolved into a contest of man's ultimate metaphor.
There are people in every community whose main involvement in addressing a problem is confined to complaining about it.
Look, I'm a guy, all right?
Dickie Scruggs' visit to Columbus Tuesday -- he spoke at the Rotary Club to make his pitch for his non-profit designed to provide support for adult literacy/job training -- captured my attention as soon as his visit was announced.
Last month, there was monsoon flooding along the borderline of Bangladesh and India.
Today, on campuses across the country, there are efforts to create "safe zones," provide "trigger warnings" and combat "micro-aggression."
Donald Trump turned in perhaps the most effective performance in the history of presidential debates on Sunday night.
Who "won" the second presidential debate? Skip that question. Who lost it? Easy answer. The American people and the reputation of their nation.
Before he was governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour was a national Republican insider, serving as a senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan and, during the same career phase, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
I recall from my childhood an elderly cousin, Dr. William Richards. After a good meal he would often look up and announce that he had had an "elegant sufficiency."
I used to love "The X-Files." Like millions of Americans, I unfailingly followed FBI agents Mulder and Scully's search for the truth in a labyrinth of conspiracy.
ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were "dangerous," I was, of course, thrilled and immediately amended my bio.
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