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At age 11, Britney Spears played the wholesome American girl on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club." A few years later, she was on concert stages surrounded by big teddy bears as she bumped, grinded and moaned. There was also a pole dance.

French news cameras were in California last week to capture America's spectacular drive to mass-vaccinate against COVID-19. What were the visuals? An amusement park with cars lined up, their passengers waiting for a jab.

Last week when the snowstorm hit, I was fortunate to have neighbors who knew that I had a bad knee, a bad back and a cardiologist on retainer. Paul and Eric shoveled our driveway and Noah (Eric’s 10-year-old son) somehow managed to maneuver the snowblower.


Something about Black people speaking their minds scares the heck out of conservatives who like to present themselves as staunch defenders of liberty.

There’s a reason that President Truman had a sign on his desk reading “The Buck Stops Here." There’s a reason that a statue of Gov. Oliver P. Morton along with two Union soldiers guards the east entrance to the Indiana Statehouse.

I told my wife the other day that the stress of writing a weekly newspaper column was getting to be too much for me.


After the U.S. Senate voted on a winter Saturday to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, the former president and his allies began crowing that they had won a spectacular victory.

When Donald Trump sent out a tweet in July 2016 saying that Mike Pence would join him on the Republican ticket, it commenced one of the most extraordinary political odd couples in history. Here was the evangelistic, conservative Midwestern governor linking up with the profane, Manhattan billionaire.

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