The End of the Beginning
Winston Churchill’s comments about the Battle of Egypt in 1942 popped into my mind when the Iowa Caucus vote was in: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perh...
In Defeat, Football Still Beats Politics
Even in a state where politics is a contact sport, when it goes up against football, a blood sport, there is no contest. Just as, sadly, there was no contest when LSU failed to show up for its sho...
My Affair with Tim McGraw
“Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.”
- Dierks Bentley
This is the honest truth. Until last weekend I hadn’t attended one of those loud, live, mega concerts since ...
Polls Show What’s on Pol’s Minds
DECEMBER 12, 2011 POLITICS / JOHN MAGINNIS
Polls Show What’s on Pols’ Minds
The governor’s election did not offer much of a guidepost to the future, mainly because Gov. Bob...
Lord of the Flies
Almost 1,000 days have elapsed since both chambers of Congress passed a budget for the federal government. Our constitution “shackles” Congress with only a few requirements. Passing a budget is...
Newt Is Right
Tom Brokaw has written a book about the Greatest Generation, a generation that grew up with fathers in the home who saw it as their duty to instill in their sons a work ethic. The Greatest Generat...