Tom Purcell

Posted September 29, 2015

Your Holiness, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but since you and I have some things in common, I figure what the heck.

Posted September 21, 2015

Ah, the autumn is upon us. College campuses are buzzing with activity as college kids and their parents rack up massive debt to cover the cost of high tuition.

Posted September 09, 2015

Here's a sobering fact: American entrepreneurship is in decline for the first time since the U.S. government started measuring it.

Posted August 31, 2015

After the wild stock market downs and ups last week, I crawled out from under my desk and began Googling plans for a backyard survival bunker.

Posted August 24, 2015

There were so many people buying breakfast bags of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to a standstill and the dealers cursed at anyone who dared honk.

Posted August 19, 2015

I'm turning into my father.

Posted August 11, 2015

It's been almost three weeks since you dropped me off at summer camp. You better come get me 'cause I'm in big trouble.

Posted August 10, 2015

Get this: Renting is the new American dream. And that doesn't bode well for America.

Posted July 21, 2015

With all the money we borrowed and spent in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and all the money we keep borrowing and spending, our debt-to-GDP ratio has shot up to 74 percent.

Posted July 14, 2015

Get this: The average human being now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish.

Posted June 30, 2015

"Beer, family gatherings and fireworks! Gosh, I love the Fourth of July!"

Posted June 25, 2015

According to WikiLeaks, the United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, reports Reuters. I contacted my French informant, Pierre Le Paint, to learn why.

Posted June 23, 2015

It's a fashion trend that I don't think I'll ever get used to: More American women are letting their armpit hair grow.

Posted June 20, 2015

At 53, I've come to understand the fleeting nature of time and how it is intent on robbing from me the people I hold dear.

Posted June 02, 2015

Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts.

Posted May 26, 2015

I don't know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president.

Posted May 19, 2015

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

Posted May 09, 2015

I handed my debit card to the owner of a barbecue restaurant. He saw my name on the card.

Posted May 05, 2015

I didn't know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me.

Posted April 20, 2015

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer