Third Act for a Bomb Thrower

He was one of the most polarizing political figures of the last half-century in Idaho, a union and gay rights basher who was part of the...

A Bias for Action

His critics will probably say that once again Barack Obama has failed to exercise the kind of leadership that goes along with occupying...

What’s In a Name

While the nation dangles one foot over the fiscal cliff and while most of the federal government remains shut down, the epicenter of...

Politics, War and Death

Trouble had a way of following Frank Little. Ninety-six years ago on August 1, 1917 Frank Little was kidnapped at 3:00 am by a half dozen...

Prohibitions

Why is the state of Idaho in the liquor business and why does the Mayor of New York want to ban super-sized sugary drinks?  It’s a matter...

Stupid Times Three

Bad luck like stupid comments seems to come in threes. Ozzie Guillen, the mouth-running, currently suspended manager of the Miami Marlins...

PC Run Wild

I am a sucker for old, historic hotels and among the many I love is the Algonquin in New York City. Not because the rooms are great –...

The Union Way

When the shipyard electrician Lech Walesa led the trade union movement in Poland in the 1980’s, he and his movement – Solidarity – were...