I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.
To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it's ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible.
Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office?
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.
Dear Republicans: So how much more will it take? What else do you need to see?
For a while now Democrats have had about as much confidence in FBI chief James Comey as they have in Donald Trump, which is next to none -- and I'm being generous.
Don't trust the media? Most people (according to media reports) don't. And that's fine because we all live in a new day. Anyone with internet access can go on endless fact-finding missions all by themselves. News is bountiful.
"White people riot by voting." Years later, I no longer recall who first shared that bit of wisdom with me, but I've always found it striking. Not, of course, that it is literally true.
Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature are so determined to avoid raising taxes for highway maintenance that they're willing to give up some of their cherished authority.
Generations grew up with the "sticks and stones" rhyme. You know, the one that ends, "but words can never hurt me."
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