Tom Purcell

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 ...

Nostalgic for the drive-in theater

Here's something I miss more each summer: the drive-in movie theater. It's a uniquely American creation, after all. According to Kerry Segrave, author of "Drive-in Theaters: A ...

Beware of distracted drivers this summer

As you hit the roadways this summer, here's a safety tip to keep in mind: Beware of distracted drivers. According to Distraction.gov, the official U.S. government ...

Remembering our history one war memorial at a time

I became angry when I saw the neglected World War II memorial. The stone tribute sits on a triangular piece of property at the junction of ...

Memories of a 1970s dog

A thread on the question-and-answer website Quora discussed the stark differences between dog ownership in the 1970s compared with today. That made me remember the time ...

The benefits of not working from home

I don't care what the new study has found. Working from home is getting old for me. The study, by TinyPulse, finds that full-time workers who ...

The right to conceal & carry in Washington, D.C.

"Why did we just file for a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Washington, D.C.?" said my friend as I walked with him and ...

Celebrating freedom this Memorial Day

Ah, Memorial Day is upon us and the summer picnic season has begun. After all, one of the most delightful ways to celebrate our freedom ...

The Little Sisters of the Poor & the fight for freedom

God bless the Little Sisters of the Poor. They just put our overzealous federal government back in its constitutional place. The Little Sisters of the Poor ...

Premium handmade cigars go up in smoke?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has got me smoking mad. Last week, the FDA released 499 pages of new regulations that pertain to the production ...