Attention Pulitzer Prize committee, I have an announcement: The world wants you to award me a Pulitzer.
How much shame are we obliged to feel about our nation’s racist past? And how much pride do we have a right to enjoy about how we became a nation?
This is the 17th edition of my New Regular series, devoted to helping your small business successfully navigate the uncharted, post-pandemic economy. When normal tried to pass as “new” on Twitter, the cancel culture came apart and the account was immediately suspended.
Asking President Donald Trump how he feels about “white privilege” is sort of like asking a young fish how it feels about water.
The Mideast story with the most potential to change the region for the better is getting insufficient attention.
This is the 16th edition of my New Regular series, which has the singular purpose of delivering small businesses safely to the other side of the pandemic abyss. Normal was just inducted into the Irrelevance Hall of Fame, joining payphones, VHS tapes and, sadly, fellow 2020 inductees, the hug…
The cable networks, including Fox News, could talk of little else Labor Day weekend but the Atlantic magazine piece by Jeffrey Goldberg alleging President Trump had said Americans who have died in wars are "losers" and "suckers." The comments allegedly were made two years ago during the pres…
In response to credible reports that President Donald Trump has derided fallen U.S. soldiers as “losers” and “suckers,” the least I could do in protest was to change my Twitter photo.
This is the fifteenth edition of my New Regular series, which has the sole purpose of helping small business owners emerge into the post-pandemic economy successfully and happy. Normal is now as relevant as an employee-of-the-month parking space during the shutdown.
The times are so strange, so confusing, so upside-down that it is easy to miss what counted most at the two national political conventions conducted under coronavirus conditions. Audiences were largely missing, Hamlet-like soliloquies were a new ingredient, show biz was at its political best…
This is the fourteenth edition of my New Regular series devoted to helping small business owners have the maximum opportunity to open their businesses on January 1, 2021. Normal was caught stalking Dr. Fauci and arrested for not wearing a mask.
A week after the Democrats convened under a platform that could best be summarized as “We’re not Donald Trump’s party,” Republicans approved a platform that essentially said, “We’re all-Trump, all the time.”
Many of the supporters of President Donald Trump who I talk with, through email or in person, express less passion for the man than fear of the alternative: A vote for Democrats is a vote for socialism or, even worse, communism.
This is the 13th edition of my New Regular series (nope – not superstitious), which is dedicated to helping small business owners stick their finger in the eye of the coronavirus. Normal has assumed the stage name “Abnormal” and is now touring in a traveling freakshow across the Australian Outback.
This is the 12th edition of my New Regular series, designed to help Main Street operators restart their business into the post-pandemic economy. Normal tested positive and has been quarantined indefinitely.
President Donald Trump trembles at the thought of required mail-in ballots in every state this election year, and half of everyone else trembles at the thought of President Trump. They say the mail-in ballots will keep people safe from COVID-19, adding that they are super-reliable and that f…
This is the 11th edition of my New Regular series, which is committed to helping Main Street businesses make the tenuous transition to a post-pandemic economy. Normal hasn’t been seen since corona was just a beer.
“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day?” This is a question that Henry David Thoreau asked in 1848 as he considered his relationship to an administration that he thoroughly detested.
This is the 10th edition of my New Regular series, which is committed to helping Main Street businesses make the tenuous transition to a post-pandemic economy. You can catch normal in a bit-part on the revival of PBS’s “Downton Abbey.”
The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. These acts no longer fit the definition of protest. Rather, sedition defines them: “incitement of discontent or rebe…
John Lewis, at the age of 80, has died, and one result is remembrances of his life, his courage, his Christian faith, his sacrifices and his dedication to nonviolence as one of the foremost civil rights leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries. Peace and love resided in his heart, it is said, …
This is the ninth edition of my New Regular series, dedicated to helping small businesses cope with the one-two punch of the coronavirus pandemic and associated economic constraints. Normal was just sighted in a homeless shelter in the north of France.
This is the eighth edition of my New Regular series, which is devoted to helping small business owners deal with the financial and emotional damage created by the coronavirus shutdown(s). Normal went MIA around March 15.
President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence — he and the president say he was falsely accused — reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his pres…
We already have a statue problem. President Donald Trump’s solution to the problem is … more statues.
This is the seventh edition of my New Regular series, which is devoted to how small businesses have been impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.
President Donald Trump likes to call himself a fighter. That’s true, although he tends to show it by taking on easy targets, whether he needs to or not.
The United States reached a grim milestone last week — the number of deaths in the U.S. from the new coronavirus surpassed 200,000.
The Cullman Times on the benefits of reading for children:
SEC football makes its long-awaited return this weekend. The big question on everyone’s mind is will the revised 10-game season be completed?
UNA reports revenues and expenses in the 2019-20 fiscal year at $128,207,677. The 2020-21 budget anticipates revenues of $130,086,152 and expe…
Question: If Jesus Christ were to come back to Earth for a visit, which church would he choose to worship with?
Christ and politics? I won’t go there
This year’s presidential election may be the first one in U.S. history not decided by the voters and the electoral college. This year’s electi…
Would someone in the Franklin County Commission explain to me how we can pay County Engineer David Palmer over $150,000 a year, and every day …
If Uncle Joe Biden was elected president, he would be correct to take the oath of office on the Capital steps. Now campaigning for president, …