Dear Joe Biden,

I hope this letter finds you well as you pack up your belongings to move into the White House.

My recommendation before you set foot in the West Wing: for your safety and Jill’s, please have the place thoroughly fumigated. I suggest an antibacterial inside the Oval Office, something that knocks out the infection in a jiffy. “In a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”

A cleaning would be good.

Also, don’t ditch the Resolute Desk just because the former occupant’s nasty, grease-stained fingerprints…

Jussie Smollett (Shutterstock)

Now that Jussie Smollett’s claim to being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack is unraveling, anti-hate groups across the country will have a harder time convincing people that Smollett’s allegedly fictional account is the sort of nightmare that happens to LGBT people and people of color every day.

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, appeared in court February 21 on felony charges of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. …

Elaine Herscher

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