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  • The Likability Factor; an Unwelcoming Nation? TV Pioneer

    X Story Stream recent articles Good morning, it’s Monday, January 14, 2019 — Day 24 of the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. This means Donald J. Trump and […]

  • Cyntoia Brown and the Quality of Mercy

    X Story Stream recent articles On a warm Tennessee night 14 ½ years ago, Johnny Michael Allen took a fateful drive. A 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent and youth pastor, […]

  • Partial Shutdown Becomes Longest Federal Closure in U.S. History

    X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President […]

  • Diversity Dilemma; China in Latin America; Quote of the Week

    X Story Stream recent articles Good morning, it’s Friday, January 11, 2019. Today is National Milk Day, which means our quote of the week practically suggested itself: “Money is the […]

  • Unfunded Liabilities; the 70 Percent Myth; Quite a Catch

    X Story Stream recent articles Good morning, it’s Thursday, January 10, 2019. On this date in 1982, the San Francisco 49ers announced a 15-year run of sustained excellence with a […]

  • Democrats: Trump Has Chosen to 'Stoke Fear,' 'Manufacture a Crisis'

    X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats said President Donald Trump “has chosen fear” in his drive to build a southern border wall and called on […]

  • Navigating the Great Divide

    X Story Stream recent articles In the months after the election of Donald Trump, there was a mini-political movement in California to get the Golden State to secede from the […]

  • Mitt Romney: 'Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille'

    COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles It is hard to quantify the smallness of Mitt Romney, but let’s just say that if character were measured in shoe size, we’d be […]

  • Wisconsin's Ousted Gov. Scott Walker Says He May Run Again

    X Story Stream recent articles MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he would be interested in running for public office again, maybe even […]

  • On Plucking Nose Hairs

    X Story Stream recent articles One of my older sisters once dated a much older guy who had not yet come to terms with growing up. I remember nothing about […]