Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

In 1982, 27-year-old Steve Jobs walked into a meeting of the Washington Area Computer Users group to talk about the Apple II, a “personal computer” he and Steve Wozniak created in a a garage a few years earlier as part of their new computer company. I owned an Atari 800 in those day, a rival […]

Is a ‘Cain Mutiny’ underway in the GOP?

Is a ‘Cain Mutiny’ underway in the GOP?

Herman Cain is the latest “big thing” for a frustrated Republican Party searching frantically for a contender — any contender — to unseat President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, former flavor of the month Rick Perry is plummeting in the polls. A new CBS poll puts former Godfathers Pizza CEO Cain tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt […]

More questions over Rick Perry’s racism

More questions over Rick Perry’s racism

Many Americans believe symbols of the Confederacy represent a shameful period in the nation’s history that are best left in the past. Texas Governor and GOP Presidential contender Rick Perry is not one of them. Perry, throughout his political life, has defended public displays of the Confederate flag and other such symbols in Texas, saying […]

Is Chris Christie too fat to be President?

Is Chris Christie too fat to be President?

Chris Christie jokeS that his weight once hit 550 pounds.  He won’t say how much he weighs right now but the rotund New Jersey Governor is the fattest Presidential contender in many years and is drawing comparisons to William Howard Taft, who tipped the scales at 340 pounds when he won the Presidency in 1908. […]

Still here after all these years

Still here after all these years

Seventeen years ago today, I got a fresh cup of coffee from the kitchen, wandered into the den of our condo in Arlington, Virginia, and logged onto my email to find that our Internet service provider — PSI.Net — was offering five megabytes of free space to set up a personal web page. Not being […]

Good news, bad news for both parties

Good news, bad news for both parties

Nine out of 10 Americans think the nation’s economy is in the crapper and most of them still blame former President George W. Bush and the Republican Party. That’s the finding of a CNN/ORC poll released Friday.  It’s the second time since 1997 that so many Americans have felt so much doom and gloom about […]