Rhetoric like “blue state bailouts” and politicizing federal aid for states hurt by the coronavirus do a disservice to millions of Republicans.
Sudden Job Loss: The Other Identify Theft
Realizing that I had let my job define me, making me vulnerable to job loss robbing that identity, produced anger, anxiety, self-doubt and depression.
We’re All Germophobes Now
Germophobes used to be considered obsessive and strange. In the age of coronavirus, we’re all right at home.
Federal Reserve: “Your Money’s No Good Here”
The Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates again. Cheaper money is supposed to help the economy, but for savers, conservative investors and retirees the message is: “Your money’s no good here.”
Senate Approves Trump Takeover in Partisan Vote
The U.S. Senate has reached an agreement without principle to be acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trump Organization.
New Award for Political Theater: The Donald
How is it that we have no awards to recognize standout performances of Washington, DC, political theater? I propose a new award: the Donald.
OK Boomer? Try OK Grandpa. That’s my #2019in5words.
As “OK Boomer” went viral in 2019, our granddaughter’s birth helped this boomer embrace getting older, fight cancer and welcome the words, “OK Grandpa.”
Cancer Lessons: What It Stole and Why I’m Still Grateful
Everyone experiences disease and health care differently. These are the lessons my cancer has taught me. I share them in hopes they might help someone else.
Now Hiring: White House Seeks Acting Future Scapegoat
Wanted: Acting Future Scapegoat—White House seeks driven power-monger for cameo in top-ranked drama. Lose your moral compass on this thrill-a-minute ride.
The Statue and Status of Liberty: Under Duress
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes America as a refuge for immigrants and wellspring of freedom, but the status of liberty, at home and abroad, is in decline.