The Disconnect of the Democratic Party

People I know and respect -- people I either mingled with as friends or worked with in warm professional relationships -- have argued with me this year about the...

The Midterms Have a Chance to Toss Things Up on Wall Street

New bipartisan support and policymaking can change many things. Before the outcome of the midterms, and before Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, it was clear which...

Endangered Species: Eastern Lowland Gorilla

This is a series that will be dedicated to raising awareness about the rapid decline of the earth’s flora and fauna. Each issue will take a close look at...
As The Donald Turns

As The Donald Turns; Winning

There is a lot to look back on in Donald Land and certainly a lot to anticipate in the coming days. But it all has one big theme. Today’s...

Before Election Day — The Moment of Reckoning for the Democrats

I really did wrestle with the topic of my column for this week. To prove it, I thought a lot about writing on the difference between resistance and belligerence. I...

The Latino Vote and the Democrats — Recalling 2016

As Election Day 2018 approaches, this column is focusing on the Latino vote in a three-part series. Last week offered a general overview of the situation facing the Democratic...

We Need Fights in Baseball Like We Need Drugs and Sex Scandals

Wednesday night, as every sports fan knows, it was essentially an odd mix of the French Revolution and Armageddon in the baseball world. First, as an amateur-quazi-sports media member,...

Mollie Tibbetts and the Politicization of Her Murder

For five weeks straight, University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts caught the attention of just about everyone. Her bright smile displayed on practically every newscast and newspaper, 20-year-old Tibbetts...

Does the NFL Have a Credibility Problem?

There are a number of people who believe that the NFL has a deceitful commissioner and a franchise with a questionable name. Most fans know that the league doesn’t...

Andy Murray: Tennis Feminist

Competitive. Temperamental. Petulant. Driven. All words that have been used to describe tennis great Andy Murray. However, in the world of 24 hour digital media and things that are...