Opposition to free trade was to Donald Trump's campaign what burgers are to McDonald's: not the entire menu but the essence of the brand.
If you were to win the lottery, it would be the most unexpected reward in your lifetime.
The best compliment you can pay to David Crews' "The Mississippi Book of Quotations," is the urge to wonder aloud, "Why didn't somebody think of this before?"
When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin's Russia, was Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: "Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying."
I called out to Sam, "Come look. It looks like a platypus."
If you thought Donald Trump was the face of America's anti-establishment movement, hold on to your chapeaus: A wild wind is rising.
During the "Golden Age" of Disney animation, the term catfish around Walt Disney Studios did not refer to a fish.
In the summer 1979, after listening to high school classmates Nate Pack and Joe Shelton -- aka Big Joe Shelton -- rhapsodize about it for years, I drove to north Alabama for a bluegrass festival at a place called Horse Pens 40.
Something is killing us -- beyond the fact that life itself is a terminal condition. Last week brought news that the U.S. mortality rate overall has risen slightly since 2014.
The Emperor With No Clothes is lumbering at his full speed toward the highest office in the free world, pulling behind him to help guard the hens the largest collection of miscreants, misogynists and thieves since Alcatraz closed shop.
All the press buzz is about the press itself lately. It's no secret, the Fourth Estate didn't bring its A-game to covering the 2016 presidential campaign.
John Glenn died Thursday at age 95.
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