Byline: By JOHN SHEIRER

When some people find out I write fiction as well as social commentaries, they tend to say something like, “I knew it! You just write lies...

Politics is considered a “forbidden topic” in etiquette guidebooks, often lumped with sex and religion. Political discussions have always been...

Let’s begin with the obvious: Donald Trump should never have been entrusted with the presidency. His entire life is a cautionary tale about how to...

I’m not a hater or a pawn of the establishment. But, with all due respect, I’m worried about Bernie Sanders as the potential Democratic nominee for...

When I was a kid, I overheard some adults telling a strange story that went like this. It seems one of their friends heard several reports about...

In the beloved movie “The Princess Bride,” heroic Inigo Montoya says to babbling villain Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it...

“Democrats don’t stand for anything. They’re just anti-Trump.”This sentiment has become a mantra for political pundits, social-media mavens, and...

Back in 2010, one of my students approached me after the final class of the semester and asked if we could talk about something that was bothering...

The period between the midterm elections and Thanksgiving was the most disturbing of the insane Trump presidency. Trump counts on “scandal fatigue”...

There’s a reason Election Day closely follows Halloween. Halloween is the day we indulge our fears. Election Day is the day we indulge our hopes...

When I was in college 40 years ago, our dorm rooms were tiny, barely able to hold matching pairs of tiny beds, closets and desks. After a date...

My wife, Betsy, and I recently visited our nation’s capital and gazed out at the skyline from our hotel’s roof. We were struck by how the...

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