Yet another thing I've noticed about my galloping downhill ride into curmudgeon-hood is my intense and ever growing dislike of television. More specifically, I am annoyed – nay, I am disturbed and offended – by most everything I see these days, from a plethora of utterly mindless content to the outrageous cost of having 265 channels of said utterly mindless content piped into my house via cable, satellite or internet.
OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist's ultimate wave, I am behooved.
WASHINGTON -- Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day.
I want you to re-read that sentence. I know I am in the Bible Belt, and folks probably read that as "My Boyfriend and I are Moving in Together." That is not the case. I am actually referring to the fact that my boyfriend and I are checking off our goals simultaneously. My boyfriend and I are moving at the pace we wanted.
WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a fall.
I know I have written about my many shenanigans over the years, the various and sundry moments when I almost but not quite made the Darwin Awards.
WASHINGTON -- No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt.
Ever since I was eleven, people have called me Hurricane. When Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, everyone realized my name was spelled and pronounced just like the devastating hurricane. That's where my moniker Hurricane came from.
PHILADELPHIA -- A longtime Republican friend texted just as the Democratic National Convention was burying itself in balloons: "I'm sorry," she said, "I'm a Democrat."
I used to see those people who fawned shamelessly over their dogs and cats and snidely chuckle into my sleeve.
As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad, or inspired. The rudiments of my education came around the kitchen table or in the car as I listened to Mama's and Daddy's storytelling.
PHILADELPHIA -- If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders if the two groups hail from the same country. Hint: One of them didn't present a diverse cross-section of America.
I hope this never happens to you.
Parker: CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump was a man in full Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination: Full-throated, full of fury and full of himself: "I am your voice"; "I alone can fix it [the system]"; "I am the law and order candidate."
It's a little odd to have such a beautiful spring day in January. Not unheard of, not even uncommon, but odd nonetheless.
WASHINGTON -- So, that happened.
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Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to ...
WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."
Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?
WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...
When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...
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