The basic rule of choosing a vice-presidential candidate is in the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm.
Deep in their hearts, most presidential candidates would rather run alone and in most cases they’d probably be better off. Political strategists pay lip service to the idea that the running mate should help where the candidate is weak — with a particular region or voting bloc.
* Hell yes!
* Hell no!
* Hell, I don't care
For nearly a decade now, I’ve been writing about controversies regarding the relationship between weight and health. In the course of studying the matter, I’ve concluded that much of the conventional wisdom about the subject is simply wrong.
Two fascinating new legal trends reflect society’s sea change in attitude toward family and interpersonal relationships. The first is collaborative divorce, which sounds like an oxymoron but is actually a brilliant concept. The second, which I’ll get to below, is "legalized friendships."
As Father’s Day arrives Sunday and it already feels like summer, I offer today a father-son column on the old ballgame from an immigrant’s point of view.
When I say the old ball game, I do not mean baseball. That is where the immigrant part comes in. I write of the really old ballgame — cricket.