Tom Purcell

Posted October 20, 2014

If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.

Posted October 14, 2014

I'm starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.

Posted October 13, 2014

"Dad, why does America celebrate Columbus Day?"

Posted September 29, 2014

Are religious people as equally prone to immoral acts as nonreligious people?

Posted September 22, 2014

Marcotte says that a study by North Carolina State University sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton finds that "the stress that cooking puts on people, particularly women, may not be worth the trade-off."

Posted September 16, 2014

Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.

Posted September 10, 2014

Ah, college is back in session - which means, says The Washington Post, that "helicopter parents" are in full flight. Helicopter parents, says The Post, are parents who have "watched their (childrens') every move, checked their grades online hourly, advocated for them endlessly and kept them busy from event to activity to play date ..."

Posted September 03, 2014

They're going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub.

Posted August 29, 2014

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

Posted August 26, 2014

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done?

Posted August 19, 2014

It was just a matter of time for the program to be abused.

Posted August 11, 2014

?Get this: Low expectations are the key to happiness.

Posted August 04, 2014

?Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."

Posted July 29, 2014

Teens not working doesn't work for America

Posted July 24, 2014

I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid.

Posted July 22, 2014

"I say it's high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution."

Posted July 21, 2014

Boy, our political debate is getting crasser by the moment.

Posted July 08, 2014

?Ah, summer is here. We all know what that means: The rights crowd will demand that our politicians pass new federal laws to make paid vacation mandatory.

Posted June 24, 2014

"Look, it is hard to believe that the email records of six people involved in this scandal are somehow lost forever due to a series of convenient hard-drive crashes. It's awfully coincidental, don't you think?"

Posted June 19, 2014

"Who the heck cares about a bunch of guys playing footsie with a little ball?"