Michael Smerconish

Rethink paths to wealth

If one ambition for your children is to see them join the 1 percent, you might want to re-evaluate their career paths. Here are a few pointers: End the search for the summer "internship." Stop obsessing with getting them into an Ivy League institution. Read more

Where there's ad smoke, there's ... what?

What was that? That's the question of the week as pundits, prognosticators, and the public try to interpret a Herman Cain Web commercial that went viral. Read more

Get serious: Making debates less of a spectacle

The staging and format of the GOP debates thus far is robbing viewers of substantive dialogue and will pose a long-term problem for the Republican Party. I have a prescription. Read more

Keys not the right replacement for cursive

I didn’t yet know what a font was but I do recall that learning how to write in cursive was a big deal, the sort of thing you anxiously... Read more

Wisconsin reactions show flawed discourse

Wisconsin says a lot about our political discourse, none of it good. Read more

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