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Donald Trump and the fitness threshold

August 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the man who defied every political rule and prevailed to win his party’s nomination, last week took on perhaps the most sacred political rule of all: Never attack a Gold... more »»

Become familiar with stranger danger

August 5, 2016 Dear Readers: Need a lesson or activity to help you explain to your children about STRANGER DANGER? Teaching your children about this topic can be difficult sometimes. more »»

Trump’s shallowness runs deep

August 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the 1870s, when Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall controlled New York City, and in the 1950s and 1960s, when Chicago’s Democratic machine was especially rampant, there was a phenomenon that... more »»

Trump blusters shamelessly, reminiscent of Joe McCarthy

August 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Some 62 years ago, as a young reporter I sat at the press table in the Senate Caucus Room during the historic Army-McCarthy hearings, watching defense lawyer Joseph Welch irately walk... more »»

Trump simply can’t stop himself

August 5, 2016 This week, Donald Trump decided to step on every rake in a 30-mile radius. more »»

Newlywed miffed that hubby chose friends over day with her

August 4, 2016 Q: Should I be concerned that my husband of three months no longer wants to do everything together? Since marrying in April, we’ve had the time of our lives — just the two of us. more »»

Media’s convention tilt is unmissable — again

August 4, 2016 It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly ar. more »»

The third coming of Ben-Hur

August 4, 2016 Since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom... more »»

Lessons from the deep state

August 4, 2016 On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks — the courageous international organization dedicated to governmental transparency — exposed hundreds of internal emails circulated among... more »»

A tribute: At Home With Darlene

August 3, 2016 It’s not often I come across somebody who makes a lifelong impression on me. In fact, there have only been a handful of people in my lifetime I would place into that grou. more »»

Does either party have a winning strategy? Not clear

August 3, 2016 What is the campaign strategy for the two political parties? Clues can be had from the responses to a question I asked about a dozen dignitaries of each party at their conventions in Cleveland and... more »»

That Hillary

August 3, 2016 Six times now, I’ve revised the beginning of this column to avoid starting with the word “I,” my mother’s long-ago voice ringing in my ear. Not talking about oneself is a cornerstone of my upbringing. more »»

Democrats’ response reminds us of us

August 2, 2016 In the end, it wasn’t even clos. more »»

What New Right Is This?

August 2, 2016 The Republicans spent their week in Cleveland talking about terrorism and the lack of jobs around the country. more »»

How Credit Inquiries and Co-Signing Affect Credit

August 2, 2016 Dear Mary: My son is looking for an apartment near his new job in order to avoid a horrendous daily commute. more »»

Another Iwo Jima Memorial

August 1, 2016 In 1945, Rabbi Roland B. more »»

Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided We Stand

August 1, 2016 Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be presiden. more »»

Cakes galore

July 31, 2016 Today I have some cake recipes. The best smelling one while it’s baking is the Pumpkin Dump Cake. Pumpkin Dump Cake 1 large can pumpkin 1 can evaporated milk 1 c. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 ts. more »»

It’s your decision: VOTE!

July 31, 2016 As far as the proposed bond issue that would fund a new public safety facility, there are those in favor, some opposed and still others who have yet to reach a decision. more »»

Tired of unsalted bugs? Lock and load!

July 31, 2016 What’s the biggest problem with having a picnic in the summer? Getting yourself and your McDonald’s breakfast thrown out of Walmart at 4 a.. more »»



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