Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto

In 1951, America had a visitor from outer space.  His name was Klaatu.  He appeared, along with his short-tempered robot Gort, in the science fiction movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” This remarkably skinny humanoid anticipated that his visit to our planet would be problematic. Continue reading “Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto”

Column: Wanted: Public Service Not Lip Service

Thomas “Tip” O’Neill was the Speaker of the House of Representatives when Ronald Reagan was President.  He was asked to characterize how the U.S. government functioned under President Reagan, and he allegedly responded, “We borrowed a trillion dollars and threw a party.” We may still Continue reading “Column: Wanted: Public Service Not Lip Service”

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