The real reasons for the holiday in the first place have been relegated to afterthoughts.
There is a science to communications.
As our aging process changes due to better medical practices and longevity evolves actuarially, just about everything needs to be recalculated.
Regulations can have regressive effects, disproportionately harming low-income households.
Positions that appear far apart from one vantage can look much closer from another.
Continuing an end-of-year tradition, contributor Tom Squitieri is visited by a familiar face.
Tsunami survivor and supermodel Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund is using social media to help rebuild schools in places hit by natural disasters.
The master of language distortions, George Orwell, was having coffee with me recently — or at least his spirit was.
When the 114th Congress convenes in January, it will include a record 101 women in its ranks.
Though Coburn seems certain to lose this battle, he has won many others.