Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

      Jeff Sessions must be wondering if the whole world has gone mad. Despite being appointed to the powerful position of Attorney General of the United States, Sessions never seems far from the joyless, pursed-lipped tattletale of his youth. In Washington, Sessions...

Contrition: Is There An App for That?

      Now that I’ve seen that Mark Zuckerberg actually owns a big-boy suit, I feel much better about the future of Facebook. OK, no I don’t. Like many who have testified before Congressional committees before him, Zuckerberg had been coached on how to...

I’m Allergic to Putin

      I knew when I felt the racing pulse, the flushed skin and constantly upset stomach that I had it. Yes, it’s true: I’m Putin-intolerant.     Or Putin-sensitive if you prefer.     I have a legitimate allergy to Putin. He speaks and I can only imagine...

I’m Allergic to Putin

      I knew when I felt the racing pulse, the flushed skin and constantly upset stomach that I had it. Yes, it’s true: I’m Putin-intolerant.     Or Putin-sensitive if you prefer.     I have a legitimate allergy to Putin. He speaks and I can only imagine...

Calm Down? Relaxation App Makes Me Jittery

      It says a lot about our national psyche when the highest rated app for your phone these days is something called Calm.     Having just returned from a vacation to San Francisco– in which my greatest worries were which Tartine pastry to order (I chose 8)...