Every so often here, there's a diary discussing how terrible the 401(k) is. These diaries inevitably bring up some good points, such as how the average worker is underpaid (true) and financially ...
Rudy Giuliani is a liar. Let's start with that. After the heinous murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos a week ago, ...
I had to drive 200 miles yesterday in the downpour. Sheets of rain, high spray, the Skagit high against the banks, Lake Samish looking...large...even from the road. Listening to the NPR. Voice ...
about the recent incidents of White cops shooting black males
I had a conversation recently with a police officer I know who works in a surburban department in a community that borders a major city.
In the wake of the events in Ferguson, I think the above photograph is both interesting and very touching.
Brad Pitt kills Nazis. What more do you want?
My father was a tank commander in the Army. Of all the bits of wisdom he passed down to me over the years, one was: "Son, don't join the Army." ...
The great American poet Galway Kinnell has died of leukemia at the age of 87. I remember a time when he, W.S. Merwin, and W.D. Snodgrass were the bright stars on the poetic horizon. I can still ...
No, this diary is not about Chuck Todd (although I do want to thank Chucky for the inspiration). This is about the big, giant, 900 pound elephant meta-issue in the room: What happens when this ...
We note that "Our Senator" is up to her old tricks again.
Sen. Collins tries to rewrite history after 2013 tea party stand
The story her new television ad tells is entirely fictional.
Maine Sen. ...
This year's Man Booker Prize is the first since a rule change allowed novelists from nations other than Great Britain and the Commonwealth to be considered as the top British novel of the year. And ...