I stopped at Starbucks for a coffee Friday morning, even though in the Wall Street Journal of the previous day Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz had pleaded with me to leave my civil rights at home.
A mostly humorous, sometimes serious, reflection on life in Madera, California, by the publisher of The Madera Tribune.
Whenever a politician says he or she wants to make something clear — or even perfectly clear, abundantly clear or mirror clear (how clear is that?) — you should stand by for obfuscation.
On Saturday, at 8:44 p.m., the sun will hover directly over the equator for a few minutes, resulting in the annual autumnal equinox, or the beginning of fall, according to astronomers who study and ponder su
International leaders on climate change (aka global warming) are beginning to despair that anything can be done about what they think will be the end of the world.
The flooding in and around Boulder, Colo., seems horrible to us who so far are enjoying a dry, balmy almost-autumn. Thank goodness, many of us probably think, nothing like that could happen here.
In today’s Madera Tribune you may have noticed a story about a row of raisins having been stolen. When I saw the story, I thought, “Ah, the work of Dandy Dimwit.”
The term has come up again — first as a mention in President Obama’s speech Tuesday on the Syrian crisis, and Thursday in an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times penned by none other than Russian President Vlad