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Happy New Year

August 22, 2016 As regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. more »»

Love is thicker than blood

August 21, 2016 It was not hard to be captivated by the athletic talent on display during the Olympic Games in Rio. more »»

Corn dogs anyone?

August 21, 2016 Today I have corn dog recipes in honor of the Iowa State Fair. Corn Dogs 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying 8 candy-apple craft sticks 8 (2-ounce) hot dogs 1 c. more »»

A recommendation beyond redemption

August 21, 2016 As of 2:47 a.m. more »»

When the cat’s away, robots get attacked

August 21, 2016 One of the supposed benefits of having cats is that they’re more-or-less supposed to take care of themselves. That’s what my cat salesman said, anyway. I think I was hoodwinked. more »»

Trump and Blacks

August 20, 2016 Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is... more »»

The price of powerlessness

August 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarme. more »»

Is the Left Really Wary of Clinton?

August 20, 2016 The hard left can be an unforgiving crowd, not always mindful of the give-and-take required to get things don. more »»

Be a D.E.A.R. and read!

August 19, 2016 Dear Parents of Schoolchildren: Now that school is underway in most parts of the country, consider practicing D.E.A.R. time (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) with children at home. more »»

All eyes on the Silver State

August 19, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Nevada, which calls itself the “Battle Born State,” actually was born prematurely because of Republicans’ anxiety. Now, 152 years later, it again is a subject of their anxiety. more »»

Unpopularity of presidential candidates harms both party brands

August 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Much has been written of the damage Donald Trump has done to the Republican Party brand with his disruptive rhetoric and antics. more »»

Trump isn’t an easy decision

August 19, 2016 Serious acrimony has now broken out among conservatives regarding whether to vote for Donald Trump. As I’ve made clear, as of now I have no intention to vote for Trump. more »»

Please … and thank you!

August 18, 2016 Attend any event where children are present, and one will quickly learn that the idea of using manners is almost nonexistent. more »»

A valentine of investigative journalism

August 18, 2016 When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there’s no telling what student scandal they might uncover. more »»

In praise of Paul Ryan

August 18, 2016 Voters in last week’s Republican primary in Wisconsin wisely supported House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a landslide, to continue to represent them in Congress. more »»

Will Trump take down Congressional Republicans?

August 17, 2016 On Friday, Republican National Committee and Trump campaign staffers held what one described as an “emergency meeting” at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. more »»

Trump speaks, children listen

August 17, 2016 Earlier this summer, I was walking through the Miami airport with my 8-year-old grandson when I looked around and noticed I suddenly wasn’t. more »»

What the past can teach us

August 17, 2016 While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from i. more »»

Surprising Ways to Use a Slow Cooker That Have Nothing to Do With Food

August 16, 2016 They’re bulky and take up precious cabinet space, but we’ll never get rid of our slow cookers. more »»

Racism pervades yet all are ‘innocent’

August 16, 2016 We will get to Baltimore in a moment. First, let’s talk about innocence. more »»



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