Gerald Nachman is author of "Right Here on Our Stage Tonight: Ed Sullivan's America" and "Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s."
Looking at pop culture, politics and social issues.
EF-4 rated tornado scars the earth, destroying all in its path, including an elementary school, where seven children have died.
"President Obama escaped the conversations about his lack of political potency by jetting off to Latin America. " - RNC Spokesman
Top US terrorist defense lawyer to help Boston bombing suspect skip death row
A-List on Americanism: Is the IRS allowed to read your email without your consent, and what does 'Star Trek' have to do with any of this?
A collection of communities writers columns on Benghazi
In a world that is increasingly complex, we need to seek greater awareness of the blending of cultures and America's changing role in a global community.
A look at what’s new and what’s worth driving, no matter the budget.
Finding health and health care is not easy. It is changing. Know what's on the rise.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up.
Published 1:55 p.m. November 27, 2012
The Petraeus affair is almost like an episode from some TV sitcom, “Generals and their Gal Pals.”
Published 12:21 p.m. September 1, 2012
"Ready to serve you despite my humble beginnings and huge obstacles to greatness," candidate declares. (Satire)
Published 7:25 a.m. August 25, 2012
There are lots of reasons the GOP swoons for Ryan besides that he is not Sarah Palin. (Satire)
Published 12:15 a.m. August 14, 2012
You really have to wonder, after listening to countless man-in-the-street interviews, if the man in the street is worth listening to anymore
Published 11:50 a.m. August 4, 2012
The Olympics are a scary sideshow of sculpted freaks, alleged fellow humans with such highly refined athletic skills that they seem to be from another planet.
Published 12:56 p.m. July 28, 2012
It’s time the public protects itself from madmen. (Satire)
Published 7:46 a.m. July 21, 2012
If we could eavesdrop on the President’s inner thoughts, we might find out what he’s really thinking when he hits the campaign trail. (Satire)
Published 1:02 p.m. July 14, 2012
If we had the benefit of ESP, we could eavesdrop on Mitt Romney's thinking and understand just who he is. The writer takes us inside Romney. (Satire)
Published 10:49 a.m. July 7, 2012
A satirist’s research reveals that Roberts has slowly and secretly been moving to the Left over the last two years.
Published 8:50 a.m. June 30, 2012
Nora Ephron's death was a surprise because she had always seemed so indomitable. Anyone who knew Nora figured she would live to be 110
Published 9:21 a.m. June 23, 2012
Romney is uncomfortable around average Americans. So what’s a guy like him to do? Some advice. (Satire)
Published 3:06 p.m. June 16, 2012
Apps, social networking, virtual tours, even an IPO are all tools that could bring Greece back from the brink. (Satire)
Published 9:07 a.m. June 9, 2012
Skinny President Barack Obama is still a 98-pound weakling when it comes to opposing the big bully on the beach called Congress. (Satire)
Published 9:21 a.m. June 2, 2012
Trust nothing on your plates today. It’s all poison. (Satire)
Published 10:41 a.m. May 19, 2012
Can he find someone even more boring than he is? (Satire)