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My most recent column, “Medicare for all could cost you a bundle,” was published in the March 5-11 issue. So much has transpired since then. For one, the world turned upside down. more
I’ve resisted writing about the Democratic presidential primary, lest readers interpret my criticism of a candidate as an endorsement of Donald Trump. It isn’t. That being said . . . more
Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.” more
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson were chatting, King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson in the parking lot below, when the shot rang out. more
Watching the U.S. Senate impeachment trial last week was like witnessing a slow-motion train wreck. You knew the outcome — you knew Republican senators would never agree to witnesses (Mitt … more
And so it began — the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump opened on Tuesday. If ever there were a Shakespearean moment in American political history, this would be it. more
The doctor wished me a good sleep. Then I blacked out. I awoke a half-hour later, but it felt as if only seconds had passed. I couldn’t open my eyes. It was if they were . . . more
I’m sorry I missed writer-director James Gray’s sweeping sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra” — Latin for “To the Stars” — when it was in theaters last fall. I finally caught it over the holidays . . . more
In January 2018, officials in Cape Town, South Africa, issued a dire warning: In three months, the city of 4 million people would run out of water unless urgent conservation action was taken. The city was fast counting down to what officials called “Day Zero.” more
It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard. more
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