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Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

August 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd. more »»

Almanac

August 22, 2014 Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium. more »»

Be that ‘favorite uncle’

August 21, 2014 FLINT — Why do celebrity deaths hit us so hard? Why do they hit us at all? I’ve been wondering all week because of Robin William. more »»

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their... more »»

Almanac

August 21, 2014 Today is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year. more »»

Random Thoughts

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are... more »»

Almanac

August 20, 2014 Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. more »»

Your Lawmakers

August 20, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 U.S. Sen. Carl Levin Escanaba Office: 524 Ludington St., Suite LL103 Phone: (906) 789-0052 U.S. Sen. more »»

Spying, lying and torture

August 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as... more »»

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

August 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s chances of winning... more »»

Almanac

August 19, 2014 Today is Tuesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2014. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, A.D. more »»

In a stew over inversions

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called... more »»

How They Voted

August 18, 2014 The Senate held one session this week with several votes on substantive measures. The House remains out until Aug. 27. more »»

Almanac

August 18, 2014 Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year. more »»

Mindless drones

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Drones — unmanned flying machines — will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some of my fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. more »»

Your Lawmakers

August 16, 2014 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 . more »»

Almanac

August 16, 2014 Today is Saturday, August 16, the 228th day of 2014. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 16, 1954, Sports Illustrated was first published by Time In. more »»

A Poll Apart

August 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion poll. more »»

Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

August 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. more »»

Almanac

August 15, 2014 Today is Friday, August 15, the 227th day of 2014. There are 138 days left in the year. more »»

 
 

 

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