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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 »»

Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

July 30, 2014 "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy. more »»

Preserve a lie or save lives -- you pick

July 30, 2014 Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and felt the familiar onslaught of what-ifs. more »»

Oldest helping out is welcome

July 29, 2014 For years we wondered — how old will our oldest kid have to be to help out her younger sibling, thus giving a break to her parents a bit? Well, at nearly 6 years old, our daughter has graduated to... more »»

Big Murdy needs to spend some money

July 27, 2014 We used to have to write out the word “billion” whenever it was used in a headline. By “we” I mean anybody writing by the style guidelines of the Associated Press. It’s true. The idea of a billion ... more »»

Are we having any fun yet ... no really

July 27, 2014 As a parent, most of the time you’re simply trying to survive and maintain your sanity. Many businesses capitalize on sleep-deprived parents’ lack of mental acuity, which explains amusement parks. more »»

Cooking with ground beef

July 27, 2014 I can’t remember if I shared this this story before but if I did please indulge me because I think of it every time I use ground beef in a recipe. more »»

Bordering on madness

July 26, 2014 In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group sai... more »»

To share is not always to share alike

July 26, 2014 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house -- or the whole house. more »»

Goldwater 2.0

July 25, 2014 MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Se. more »»

Dirty or clean? Check the soap

July 25, 2014 Dear Heloise: We read your column every day in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. more »»

The Obama doctrine under fire

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West... more »»

 
 
 

 

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