What Would Nancy Say?

What Would Nancy Say?

I was late to the Nancy Reagan Admiration Society. She had arrived on the political scene, after all, on the arm of Ronald Reagan, a man I neither liked nor admired. I thought he was a phony — a B-movie star who seemed either unwilling or unable to differentiate...
The Humpty Dumpty Party

The Humpty Dumpty Party

Is Donald Trump’s presidential bid terrifying you? Try to relax. The bullying billionaire probably can’t make it to the White House. He needs to win a majority of all voters, not just Republicans. That will be tough when nearly two out of three of Americans already...
In OtherWords: March 9, 2016

In OtherWords: March 9, 2016

This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower says we’ve run out of words to describe the weirdness of this year’s GOP presidential race and Jill Richardson explains why you should replace your non-stick cookware. If you haven’t already subscribed, please ensure that you...
Trump’s America: A Shining Outhouse on a Hill

Trump’s America: A Shining Outhouse on a Hill

When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I mocked him. “Of the United States?” I asked. (I got a C- in Mockery when I was in college, unfortunately.) When he jumped into the lead almost immediately, I laughed. “The higher the climb, the harder the...
Requiem for a Wrecking Ball

Requiem for a Wrecking Ball

Aubrey McClendon’s 2013 Chevy Tahoe ignited after he slammed into an Oklahoma City overpass at high speed. Flames charred the brazen oil and gas executive’s body so badly that medical experts relied on dental records to verify that he’d died. One day before...