Tom Purcell

The comeback of cursive

Get this: After many schools have phased out cursive writing lessons across America, more schools are bringing the lessons back. As it goes, technology was ...

Hillary summons the dead for advice

"Journalists" love to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidates. Well, I just dug up some dirt on Hillary Clinton. In the 1996 book "The Choice," ...

Pondering the history of taxation

Ah, the campaign season. That's when the Republican presidential candidate promises to lower taxes and the Democrat candidate promises to increase them — which makes me ...

Teaching the young how to vote

"Son, you're 18 now. As an American citizen that means you'll vote for the first time in the upcoming election." "Gee, dad, I can't wait to ...

America's lost love affair with cars

I'm a car guy. As a teen, I spent hours working on my dad's car, buffing and polishing it with the hope that I'd be permitted ...

Yet another regrettable outcome of the 2016 election: Divorce

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured ...

How to get Americans to watch the Olympics

Fewer Americans are watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. I offer a solution. As it goes, reports The Christian Science Monitor, only 26.5 million ...

Comatose

"Where am I?" asked the man from his hospital bed. "You were in a freak accident," said the doctor. "You've been comatose since 1986." "Since 1986?" said ...

When parents go rogue at sporting events for kids

It was the championship game and, after a long tournament series, both the fans and players were showing signs of strain. A batter was at the ...

How the trivial & entertaining mask real issues

"Can you believe Melania Trump used some of the same words in her Republican convention speech that First Lady Michelle Obama used in one of ...

Late-night comedians on Trump & Clinton

This presidential campaign is the nuttiest in my lifetime but at least America is maintaining its sense of humor. Late-night comics have found a treasure trove ...