- Marco Rubio: U.S. at social, moral crossroads
- ‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL
- White flags baffle NYPD: ‘We’re lucky it wasn’t a bomb’
- N.Y. Gov. Cuomo’s office interfered with, pressured corruption commission: report
- Brit lawmaker: I would fire on Israel if I lived in Gaza
- VA apologizes to forgotten Marine veteran locked in Fla. clinic, forced to call 911
- U.S. social and economic trends on worrisome track, survey finds
- McDonald nomination unanimously referred to full Senate
- Chuck Norris honorary chairman of NRA voter registration campaign
- GOP outraged Obamacare investigators able to get coverage with fake IDs
Topic - Ben Stein
Sex remains the surest prop for all that is funny — and sad. In the first instance, we often call the result ribaldry. In the second instance, it is always called tragedy.
In 1973-74, Ben Stein was a bone-thin, intense, extremely hardworking young man, still in his 20s, graduate of Yale Law School, just hired onto the small, hand-picked White House writing staff, determined to do his very best for President Nixon (full disclosure: we were colleagues there). And he did, producing, among other things, the primary draft of the first and only national energy plan, as well as the first and last coherent draft of an affordable health care plan. Had it been adopted, there'd have been no Obamacare.