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Glad the elections are over

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County is glad the elections are over.

November 09, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The best of the TV villains

There's a new television show called Nashville that's pretty eye-catching.

November 02, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Electoral College system doesn’t work

It's time to lay the Electoral College to rest – or at least to alter it from a system that worked well in the 1700s but is hopelessly outdated now.

October 26, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Noted and Passed

• Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Newsweek became a journalistic force of the 20th century; its weekly wrap-up of the news events affecting the world was required reading for those who wanted to be in the know. When the print woes that have affected the entire magazine industry, and much of the newspaper industry, became too severe, it switched to a sort of combination print-online publication. But last week, facing mounting losses, Newsweek gave up the ghost and cancelled its print edition. It's a sad occurrence, but a sign of the times in the magazine business.

October 22, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Editorials


A brawl for it all

The National Council on Presidential Debates is considering adding a mud-wrestling component to the final meeting between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, says Council president Ric Flair.

October 19, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The wooden box

There's this prison, you see, but there's something different about it. People who visit don't come away with visions of iron bars and murderers and breakouts and hardened men desperate to find a way out.

October 12, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


We’re not really getting smarter

Research tells us Americans are getting smarter as time goes by.

October 05, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Time to take a ‘joyology’ test

You might not be finding much to laugh about these days.

September 28, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Remembering the American spirit on the moon

It was half a century ago this month that President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.

September 21, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The burden of entitlement

These figures are staggering:

September 14, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Get ready for the Geezer Olympics!

Let's be Olympic champions, you and me.

August 31, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The Wide Awake Early Club

A new e-book says the early morning hours -- we're talking about getting up early, not staying awake till the wee hours -- are best for getting things accomplished.

August 24, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


What we think about the French

Even the French don't want to live in France anymore.

August 10, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The "other" Olympic games

If you've been watching the Olympic soccer competition, chances are good that you're now in a catatonic state -- drooling on your shirt, immobilized by boredom and trying desperately to suck down enough cans of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy to keep your peepers open.

August 03, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Smells like dead whale

Have you ever smelled a dead whale?

July 27, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


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Tucker: From the mailbag

• "Glenn," writes my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County, "I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out."

November 21, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


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