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My counters have some culture

August 8, 2014 Dear Heloise: I recently moved to a house with CULTURED MARBLE COUNTERS. How do I take care of them? I don't want to do anything damaging without knowing. more »»

Still kicking around Nixon

August 7, 2014 Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York Magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. more »»

Obama’s mythical retreat from military force

August 7, 2014 Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. more »»

Big government worked better in the Industrial Age; not so much in Digital Era

August 6, 2014 Earlier this week, I was thinking of writing a column about the lying and duplicity of Obamacare backers who argued that the difference between provisions providing subsidies in states with state-ru... more »»

Race-baiting for life, redux

August 6, 2014 The billboards loom over two of the poorest parts of Cleveland, in black neighborhoods that have yet to experience the celebrated renaissance of this cit. more »»

Go ‘freestyle’ to state fair

August 5, 2014 Paraphrasing the classic movie “Forrest Gump,” the Iowa State Fair is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. more »»

A GOP ultimatum to vlad

August 4, 2014 With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in Novembe. more »»

Guns in the workplace, NOT for pro-gun politicians

August 4, 2014 Its official title is the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” and when it was signed by Georgia’s Republican Gov. more »»

‘There are observable differences ...’

August 4, 2014 Yes, there is a “wage gap” between men and women — but importantly, “There are observable differences ...that account for most of the wage gap.” A 2009 U.S. more »»

Not your 2008’s streaming service

August 3, 2014 I’m going to get this out of the way right now: No, I did not watch “Sharknado 2: The Second One. more »»

Perfecting the silent treatment

August 3, 2014 When you’re Very Masculine like myself, you must work hard with fitness, often using a Bowflex or even a ThighMaster in between reps of stirring giant glasses of chocolate milk and cursing your wife... more »»

Tomato recipes sure to please

August 3, 2014 Can you believe it’s August?! I guess it’s true — the older you get the faster time goes by. Today I have some tomato recipes. If you don’t have a garden, check out the farmers’ market. more »»

Cease the cease-fires

August 2, 2014 Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. more »»

Doing well by doing good -- but better by doing bad

August 2, 2014 How curious to watch "60 Minutes," the famously hard-hitting TV newsmagazine, bless JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon with prime-time beatification for hiring some interns from poor backgrounds. more »»

Car care at home

August 1, 2014 Dear Readers: Most folks want to keep their cars looking nice, but it can get a little pricey to take to the car to the carwash all the tim. more »»

A middle course on foreign policy

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON -- With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itsel. more »»

If Hillary doesn't run, why not Joe?

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes. more »»

Retiree wondering what to do next

July 31, 2014 Q: After decades of looking forward to retirement, I find that the promised carefree lifestyle isn't quite what I expected. more »»

The blackout of Obama foreign policy critics

July 31, 2014 During the George W. Bush years, network news airtime was loaded with criticism of Bush for every foreign policy developmen. more »»

Obama’s mythical retreat from military force

July 31, 2014 Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. more »»



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