Live from New York

NBC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live on Sunday, Feb 15.  They have a big show planned with former cast members, hosts and music acts all coming back to celebrate. With this momentous occasion, I went searching in the Times-Tribune Library to...
On sociopaths and solid citizens

On sociopaths and solid citizens

As we await a verdict in the Hugo Selenski capital murder case, I’m busy writing my Sunday column about Dominic “Mickey” Mazza, who is 91 and still working as a mechanic at his service station in Jessup. Mickey is undeniably one of the best people...

New poll has Toomey leading Sestak

I’m a day late getting to it, but this Quinnipiac University poll that came out yesterday had some interesting stuff about the U.S. Senate race next year. Mostly, Sen. Pat Toomey looks pretty good. He’s up on his 2010 Democratic challenger Joe Sestak, 45 percent to 35...

Professor Obama

— President Obama’s fairly anodyne speech before the recent National Prayer Breakfast has right-wingers’ panties in a knot. They evidently expected to be told that Christianity is the “awesomest” religion in the world and that it’s...