Brian McNicoll

Posted November 21, 2015

It goes without saying our history with Native Americans is not our nations finest hour.

Posted November 20, 2015

Remember those first few years after Al Gore invented the Internet when it was like American was young again? All these businesses starting up. All these products being created for which no demand had even been fathomed.

Posted November 14, 2015

Postal reform may not be mentioned much in the presidential debates. But if the Postal Service continues to struggle with on-time delivery through the holiday season, we will hear much more about this during the new year both because it is becoming urgent and because it is one of the few issues Congress can make progress on during an election year.

Posted November 11, 2015

I saw on Facebook recently where a liberal friend was saying he has found a way to unfollow Facebook friends without actually defriending them.

Posted November 07, 2015

Is the Postal Service taking its captive customers those who have no choice but to do business with it for granted?

Posted November 03, 2015

Weve had our moments when power changed hands in the United States.

Posted October 30, 2015

I am not finding myself agreeing with a lot of the punditry that followed Wednesday nights debate.

Posted October 15, 2015

If you wanted to get a package of pathogens or illegal drugs or even a small dirty bomb into the country, you no longer need low-altitude flights into remote airstrips or fast motorboats in the dead of night.

Posted July 26, 2012

One of my first employers after I moved to Washington, D.C., enrolled us in a Kaiser health maintenance organization. I loved it. I thought it was effective and efficient, convenient and caring.

Posted July 24, 2012

Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation Alexander Cockburn,longtime Nation columnist, radical journalist, unwavering voice of dissent,RIP, 1941-2012. So I’m laying in bed checking Twitter, and the above comes across. I didn’t know Mr. Cockburn, and I wish his family the best in their time of healing. But what struck me about this is the “unwavering voice of dissent” part. I think this is what gets liberals off on the wrong track a lot.

Posted June 19, 2012

I can safely say – now that it has come to fruition, of course –I was the very first person in the world to predict Roger Clemens would be acquitted.

Posted June 10, 2012

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the young man on the state capitol grounds in Madison, Wis., upset over the loss of Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.

Posted June 01, 2012

We’re talking a lot in Washington these days about limiting principles. In the healthcare debate, we wonder if government can make you buy health insurance, what stops it from making you buy broccoli or lobster or a Prius.

Posted May 05, 2012

A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

Posted December 16, 2011

In Washington, we’re always looking for the political person with actual courage, for someone whose principles more or less match ours and commitment to those principles is such that they would rather lose an election that sell out. Buddy Roemer is that person.

Posted November 22, 2011

There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse.

Posted November 12, 2011

Back in 1999, I was driving into State College for a Penn State football game, listening to the pregame show on the radio. They were interviewing Jerry Sandusky about his impending retirement. The play-by-play man asked him how much he had enjoyed working with Joe Paterno.

Posted November 09, 2011

I don’t agree we should forgive college loans, but I do believe it’s time to rethink the whole premise of government aid and college.

Posted October 05, 2011

Even so, I must say the Occupy Wall Street movement may be the most stupid ever to take root in America. Protestors keep complaining about the dearth of media coverage. They should be glad.

Posted September 30, 2011

Of all the absolutely mindless things coming out of Washington these days, it’s hard for me to imagine anything more mindless than the Obama administration’s thinking on energy policy.