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Stop Calling Me Surly

Clean up this meth!

Our wayward war on drugs finally taught us that education, regulation and rehab save lives and money.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Let X = X

One of my friends is very practical. He (or she) bristles whenever somebody says (or, more accurately, repeats that ubiquitous cliché), “It is what it is.”

Summary of My Discontent

Fairy tales for today’s tots

One of the great joys in life is to read to a young child. If you are the parent, grandparent or friend of a tiny tot, the classic fairy tales are a perpetual source of fun and enjoyment.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Crit, Democratic women emerge

At a Saturday evening party of the party faithful, lawmakers, labor, lobbyists and a few retired journalists converged on the Henry Clay to praise Democrat Crit Luallen and to bury the shards of th

Fables of the Deconstruction

To go home

A while back, I heard a song that I wanted to tell you about.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The only just and effective response to hazing

Hazing has been in the national spotlight again lately since Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death on a band bus after a football game in late November.

Summary of My Discontent

The voting booth: democracy’s parking meter

On a recent jaunt about town, my son and I had occasion to use one of our city’s quaint, retro parking meters.

Raised Relief

I said, ‘Hey, what is going on?’

I may never fully recover from the psychic trauma visited on me by the insufferably zany be-dreadlocked band 4-Non-Blondes and their all-too-memorable charting single “What’s Up?”

Stop Calling Me Surly

Thinking of Abramoff

If Mitch McConnell is the mother of all madams in the whorehouse that is Congress, Jack Abramoff was the godfather among lobbyists.

Guest Commentary

Remembering Rachael Kamuf

This column is being written in the most meticulous manner. Every punctuation mark will be appropriate and essential. The syntax will be accessible and understated.