Why Duck Dynasty viewers flock

By Tom Purcell Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan. “Duck Dynasty,” as you surely are aware, is an A&E reality show that presents the Robertson clan, the long-bearded owners and operators of Duck Commander in West Mo … [Read more...]

Health Really Is Everything

By Tom Purcell IHis neck and underarms were swollen. His skin itched, particularly on his arms. Sleeping at night was impossible. The symptoms started five years ago. He was 50 then. He’d been fit and healthy all his life. The diagnosis w … [Read more...]

It’s (no longer) a Jeep thing

By Tom Purcell I became upset when I got word. Jeep, reports Automotive News, is shifting its focus away from hearty off-road 4X4’s to, mostly, dinky little two-wheel-drive cars that ride smoothly on paved roads — the kind of cars Eur … [Read more...]

Why I sometimes long for the Cold War

By Tom Purcell I‘ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War. You remember the Cold War. It brought us espionage, alliances with cheesy dictators and a devotion to making b … [Read more...]

For the Fourth of July, Declare Independence from Government

By Tom Purcell In the course of human events it is necessary, now and again, to reaffirm some of the thoughts and principles we have lost sight of. And so it is that we need to renew our independence. More than 55 percent of Americans now … [Read more...]

Catholic School Incisive, Not Devisive

By Tom Purcell I don’t know what President Obama was thinking. Speaking in Northern Ireland last week, he said Catholic schools are divisive: “If towns remain divided — if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have the … [Read more...]