Assumed Conservative

I get it. Everyone seems to assume I’m a conservative. I’m like a cookie-cutter shape from the conservative demographic. Aging Boomer? Check. White Guy? Check. Born and raised in small-town Midwest? Check. Old Air Force officer? Big check. Here’s the thing. I’ve voted...

The Great War is Having an American Moment

The Second World War is definitely America’s Favorite War. Although somewhat delayed in our entry—we had to be poked in the eye with a very sharp stick by the Japanese—we were all in and went big. The First World War? Not so much. We were VERY late to that fight....

OK Boomers

As if we need any more proof that Americans walk around in constant search of reasons to show themselves aggrieved on any form of social media. All those “scare quotes” and ANGRY SHOUT CAPITALS and strings of undecipherable face emojis — 🤢😪😖😬😳😡😵🥴😤🥵😈👹💩💀. Most...

The Day America Went Dry

Exactly 100 years ago this last Friday, America’s Greatest Social Engineering Experiment Ever went into effect. I’m not talking about Social Security or Medicare or slicing the bread before putting it in the bag. I’m talking about Prohibition. Let’s start with the...

No, I Can’t Hear You Now

[Happy New Year! Buon capodano! Bonne année! Happy Hogmanay! Gleðilegt nýtt ár! That last one is Icelandic, just because nothing says Happy New Year better than random accent marks!!! I’m on the Left Coast hanging out with my grandkids and generally being Bad...

The Thing About the Cousins

It’s the Special Relationship, so we’ve been told for many years. It’s some vestigial trans-Atlantic umbilical cord connecting us Yanks with the British. Since Almost Everything Memorable Ever Said In English (Not By Shakespeare) is by default attributed to Winston...
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