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Why I appreci-hate my credit card

October 27, 2015 Erma Bombeck, the late humorist, summed up family relationships when she spoke of “the ties that bind ... and gag!” That just makes me laugh because it is such a colorful word picture. more »»

The fundamentals still matter

October 27, 2015 Much of what the American press covers in political campaigns is the daily horse race of polling and — every three months — the campaign finance number. more »»

Where there is no police accountability, justice is tenuous

October 27, 2015 The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Translation: “Who watches the watchmen?” The old question find... more »»

Vote yes for the library levy

October 25, 2015 A library is more than a repository for books. It’s a living, breathing entity that is representative of a community’s desire to learn and become more engaged with the world. On Nov. more »»

Apples anyone?

October 25, 2015 It’s time to bake with apples, so today I have three recipes that use the seasonal fruit. The Apple Crisp recipe is an old Weight Watchers one; I added the ice cream. Apple Cheese Bread 1/2 c. more »»

Helping them budget

October 25, 2015 Dear Dave, My husband and I live on a budget and are getting out of debt. Our daughter is in high school, and we’ve been teaching her about your plan. more »»

LeBron James bails on arches, Monster

October 25, 2015 Say what you will about LeBron James, but the man knows when to bail. Confession: I don’t follow the NBA. more »»

Why republican voters are not acting like the GOP

October 25, 2015 In the important matter of choosing their parties’ presidential nominees, Republicans and Democrats have behaved entirely differently. more »»

Making the grade more difficult

October 25, 2015 With our first parent-teacher conferences completed this week and our five-year-old kindergartener finishing with higher scores than I ever received on any collegiate test I ever took; naturally I... more »»

America in search of a cause?

October 25, 2015 “If the Cold War is over, what’s the point of being an American?” said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels. more »»

Energy prices cool down

October 24, 2015 Thanks to rising U.S. energy production and stagnant demand, this winter could be one of the cheapest in years for Americans to drive and to heat their homes. more »»

Politicians’ words

October 24, 2015 At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much. more »»

What happened to Jeb Bush? Too much money

October 24, 2015 Jeb Bush has dropped into single digits in the polls — and that’s just among Republicans in his home state of Florid. more »»

I saw Elvis!

October 23, 2015 Dear Heloise: I hope you got to see the letter I sent. I put the new commemorative ELVIS FOREVER STAMP on it for you! -- Shirley F. more »»

Candidates should choose their judicial muse

October 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — A supremely important presidential issue is being generally neglected because Democrats have nothing interesting to say about it and Republicans differ among themselves about it. more »»

Nixon chronicle captures creepiness of doomed president

October 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward likes to call the Watergate saga “the gift that keeps on giving,” and it certainly has been that for him. more »»

Superman takes on the cops

October 23, 2015 One of the most depressing features of modern American life lies in the left’s total war on every facet of our shared culture. more »»

Couple considers open vs. closed adoption

October 22, 2015 Q: My spouse and I are seriously considering adopting a child, but we haven't yet decided whether to make it an "open" or a "closed" arrangement. more »»

Benghazi and 'untrustable' Hillary

October 22, 2015 Kevin McCarthy was factually right -- if grammatically and politically wrong -- when he told Sean Hannity that the House's Benghazi committee demonstrated Hillary Clinton was "untrustable. more »»

Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

October 22, 2015 Pope Francis waxed radical on several big issues in his speech to Congress last September. more »»



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