A Prodigal Son Glimpses Salvation On the Road to L.A.

“First order of business on any long drive is to find yourself a shield,” I say to no one in particular as I rev up my car. I can still hear my latest, soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend screaming in the background, but whether it’s at me or about me, or just residual echoes in my head, I can’t be sure.

My heart is pounding, so I take a breath and look around. I’ve done a pretty good job considering the circumstances. There’s food and soda in grocery bags …

Running the Show

TV and Politics Aren't Worlds Apart

I’m batting 0-for-3 in convincing people to run for president.

The first time I approached someone to run was 12 years ago, long before I became a TV writer. I was …