Cheap Dictators Are the Worst, Am I Right?

      The Princess, now a senior in college, was explaining to me the other day that it’s very important to avoid the appearance of being “extra.”     I had no idea what she meant.     “Extra what?” I asked innocently. I usually use that...

I Won’t Get Fooled Again…

    I’m digging the “apology tour” by the likes of Wells Fargo, Uber, Starbucks and Facebook these days. Someone’s been very naughty and, in a refreshing change of pace, they’re owning it. You can’t turn on the TV or open a...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker…

        You have to admire the stones on Mark Zuckerberg. Rather than retreating to his climate-controlled sleep pod with unlimited Fruity Pebbles (just a guess) after a tough week testifying before Congress, he has roared back with the splashy launch of a Facebook...

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...