Oklahoma Jenga

Oklahoma Jenga

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Jenga is a game played with 54 wooden rectangular blocks. Each block is three times as long as its width and one fifth as thick as its length. After the blocks are tightly stacked 18 levels high, players take turns removing...

Arithmetic

Arithmetic

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Math was actually my best subject, until seventh grade, when I was the only girl on the math team: As if it were on the intercom, I heard loud and clear that girls weren’t supposed to be good at math. But today I’m...

Spin Machine

Spin Machine

BY SHARON MARTIN Listening to the chairman of the Republican Party a couple of Sundays ago, two things were clear: 1. Power is more important to the Republicans than policy or people. 2. The GOP holds the Clintons to standards that they reject...

Scoop And Toss

Scoop And Toss

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Raising cattle provided a nearly endless supply of “organic fertilizer” for our garden and flower beds. Gathering the fertilizer from our corrals, pastures and pens was relatively labor intensive but it paid huge dividends...

Donald Trump?

Donald Trump?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Donald Trump: the Republican Party’s nominee for president? Yes. Could there be some last-minute twist, some redemption, an unfinished Frank Capra movie? No. There are no backrooms anymore. Delegates are enthusiasts. Try...

Robbing The Poor

Robbing The Poor

BY SHARON MARTIN Ever hear something that just stops you dead? On NPR, Mara Liasson was discussing political polls. She said that Republicans don’t poll well on women’s issues. That’s easy to explain – unequal pay, attempts to control women’s...