Rooting for Microsoft

I confess. I was pulling for the Red Sox to advance in the American League playoffs. Alas, as usual for me, baseball in October is about...

Rooting for Microsoft

I confess. I was pulling for the Red Sox to advance in the American League playoffs. Alas, as usual for me, baseball in October is about...

Mistrusting the Government

Candidate Obama got into one of those pointless (but totally consuming, made for the media) debates with Hillary Clinton last year when...

Second Acts

“There are no second acts in American lives,” may be one of the most quoted – and most incorrect – things F. Scott Fitzgerald ever said....

Reading Baseball

Labor Day approaches and a baseball fan’s thoughts turn to, well – baseball. One of the best new baseball books is Satchel: The Life and...

What I Did On The Summer Vacation

A Guest Writer today – Shea Andersen – freelance writer and former newspaper editor. Time and again, August proves to be the best month...

Lessons From Obama Online

A fascinating new report from two environmentally oriented foundations – Brainerd and Wilberforce – slices and dices the Obama For...

The Johnson Treatment

Before Vietnam defined his as “a failed presidency,” Lyndon Johnson assembled an historic record of legislative accomplishment. He got...

Good Food for Political Junkies

Political junkies, regardless of partisan leanings, may find the new Dan Balz/Haynes Johnson tome on the 2008 election must reading. The...

The Great Killebrew

When Idaho’s best ever baseball player retired in 1975, he stood at fifth all-time on the home run list with 573 dingers. Now Harmon...