Obama was the right man for the wrong time

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Attytood readers, you and I have been through a lot of ups and downs these last few years. There were nights when I fell asleep wondering whether... Read more

Why is Pat Toomey afraid of Philly?

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My colleague Helen Ubiñas weighed in last week on public officials who -- contrary to the key word in their job description -- seem... Read more

What's up, Doc (and Mr. Mayor), with the Trump flirtations?

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It was just the other day that we were talking about the moral bankruptcy of the national Democratic Party when it came to addressing its internal... Read more

The scary, slow creep of Trumpism. Is it fascism?

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"To live in the process is absolutely not to notice it -- please try to believe me -- unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness... Read more

People 1, Congress 0, in a rousing start to 2017

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Some words are really well-suited for their purpose. Consider the word "norm" -- sounds reassuring, doesn't it? It is any surprise that that... Read more

Democrats, stop blaming Putin and look in the mirror

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The other day, as 2016 was winding down to its much anticipated close, I was trying to delete the hundreds of junk emails that I get every... Read more

How to save the dying newspaper editorial

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Recently, I've been thinking a lot about something that most people aren't thinking about much at all these days: Newspaper editorials. They've... Read more

The true meaning of 2016's celebrity-death tsunami

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The news felt like a gut punch after a few hours of blissfully avoiding any and all media in the car coming back from visiting family in upstate... Read more