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Orlando and the Core Issue


When horrific carnage strikes this country, like it did in Orlando, you can predict a pattern that will usually emerge in 2.6 seconds. It goes something like this: Group 1 trumpets their cause and expresses outrage, Group 2 repeats the process but for a different cause, while Groups 3 and 4 try to latch on and drown out the other […]

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A Legend and His Legacy


My favorite Muhammad Ali story came on the phone. Several years ago, I was talking to his longtime trainer Angelo Dundee. I wanted to ask him about the 1964 fight with Sonny Liston for a story I was doing then for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The boisterous Italian was a joy to talk to, and it exuded with his every […]

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What Happened to Rush, Sean and Sarah Palin


I’ve been watching this strange obsession for a while now, and I’ve figured it out. As a political junkie, I’ve been trying to discover why Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and so many other high-profile Republicans are mesmerized by Donald Trump. I know why. They’ve succumbed to an old sickness. One that should have left their system years ago, […]

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