I was standing in the wings at the Ryman Auditorium Thursday and found myself in awe of the ghosts there. By ghosts I mean the spirits of all the magnificent country artists who had stood right there, in the same spot I occupied, waiting for their opportunity to grace that hallowed stage for the first time — or the hundredth.
It is much too early to know how things will turn out with the Education Reform Commission. I have no idea how much influence, if any, I will have in the final report. Only one thing is certain: I am going to give it my best shot
With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.
Over the years, I have come to appreciate certain shenanigans among our politicos for the pure humor associated with their tenure. You might find fault with their prejudice, maybe their scheming, and for sure the greasing of their palms. However, there was humor in their style
We don’t need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded airliner into a mountainside an act of terrorism.
Bidding a fond farewell
It is staggering that there are sane adults who can vote for someone to be President of the United States as if they are in school, just voting for “most popular boy” or “most popular girl”— or, worse yet, voting for someone who will give them free stuff.
President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.
Of the many books, movies, college music history classes and other explorations of Beethoven’s life I’ve consumed over the last 30 years, I can’t recall enjoying any other as much as Greenberg’s telling.
In his dangerous pursuit of a problematic nuclear weapons deal with Iran and his attempt to marry a cancerous Palestinian state to the land of Israel, President Obama is not purging evil; he’s inviting it to spread.
As you drive toward the restaraunt, you can’t help but thinking what a waste of time the questions were. How they didn’t particularly provide any insight or accomplish anything other than taking up time. At that moment, you may have a feeling shared by any coach whose game has appeared on national television.
Nothing beats revising some old, enjoyable meals.
Peace awaits three things. Eventual Palestinian acceptance of a Jewish state. A Palestinian leader willing to sign a deal based on that premise. A modicum of regional stability that allows Israel to risk the potentially fatal withdrawals such a deal would entail.
Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton’s email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.
I was very interested in Natasha and Victorine Saulnier’s new book “Hot Dogs & Croissants: The Culinary Misadventures of Two French Women Who Moved To America, Got Fat, Got Skinny (Again), and Mastered Eating Well in the USA — With Recipes.”
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