Byline: By KATY BURNS

Katy Burns: Two days in August

8/16/20

If you want to know how our two major political parties are faring in this summer of coronavirus and attendant financial calamity, you need only...

When my mother was born, American women were barred from voting. Today her daughters and granddaughters vote regularly – and with enthusiasm. At...

So have you finally finished all of the wonderful books you’ve bought over the years and never got around to actually reading? Cleaned out all the...

Who would have guessed, less than a month ago, that a genuine revolution in cultural awareness and sensitivity culminating in the frenzied mass...

How on earth did ordinary Americans ever get to a time and place when the wearing of a simple face mask in the midst of a lethal pandemic became a...

Last Tuesday Annie Glenn – lifelong love and widow of the late astronaut and senator John Glenn – died from COVID-19. I don’t know if, at 100 years...

Katy Burns: The week in coronavirus

5/17/20

For 376 years the Académie Française has been manning the barricades against those who would pollute or misuse the French language. It ruled last...

One evening just a month ago – about the time Donald Trump assured us that “after a month or so … we’re not going to have to be, hopefully, worried...

These are strange times in which we live, to quote Plato and a multitude of people since he was around. Today – as so often happens in times of...

Katy Burns: Let’s kill Grandma!

3/29/20

Could someone please put Dan Patrick in a leaky rowboat and set him adrift on the high seas?I’m not talking about Dan Patrick, the presumably...

Katy Burns: Intimations of mortality

3/22/20

I am old. People who read this column are well aware of my antiquity, and I’ve never tried to hide it. Better than the alternative, I’d joke. The...

Joe Biden was only minutes into his speech celebrating his victories in Super Tuesday balloting when he was rushed by a sign-wielding anti-dairy...

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