Actually, I have to admit that I have. Not that it wasn't fun to see Hillary Clinton appear to be the only grown-up in the room when the squabbling between the children (who are playing members of Congress) got at its worst.
Three months ago, this writer sent out a column entitled, "Could Trump Win?" meaning the Republican nomination.
With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi pinata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.
BAY ST. LOUIS -- There must be something satisfying about the care and feeding of a car. I don't know a Maverick from a manifold, but I can tell when people are happy. Car people are happy people.
Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn't I see it before? There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. Granted, the Nazis swept aside the armies of Poland and France like dandruff, and it took six years for Great Britain -- later joined by Russia and the United States -- to grind them down. But surely Jewish civilians with revolvers and hunting rifles would have made all the difference.
Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure. The 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain another year. And, on Inauguration Day 2017, 5,500 U.S. troops will still be there.
Who "won" the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won.
Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.
I devoured the recent biography "Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker," hoping to find secrets about writing. Nobody wrote nonfiction better than Joe Mitchell, who for decades enthralled readers with his profiles of barkeepers, carnival freaks, fishmongers, homeless intellectuals and other noncelebrities.
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