Guns, gold, and spirit of Jefferson rise again

by Jim Fletcher -- Until very recently, I was one of millions who blissfully rolled along, assuming that American government existed for the good of the people. I don't believe that anymore. more…

Repairing the American soul

by Jim Fletcher -- It can't be a coincidence that I finished reading a wonderful new book, "What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song" just as more…

Any redemption for 'The Lord of Lobbyists'?

by Jim Fletcher -- A fascinating social trend in our country today is watching the life of a pariah unfold. Think Michael Vick: He paid for crimes for which he was convicted, more…

Publishing world 'hit by a bus'

by Jim Fletcher -- I only saw the first installment of the new Stephen King miniseries, "Bag of Bones," so I can't pass judgment on the whole thing. Let's just say I more…

The president who prayed on 9/11

by Jim Fletcher -- George W. Bush will always remain one of the most compelling figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. Ironically, the complexities surrounding the nation's 43rd president stand out more…

Mark Twain lives again!

by Jim Fletcher -- I can't stop writing about Mark Twain. Or Samuel L. Clemens. Not sure which one was the real writer in that family. At any rate, the greatest of more…