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After Trump video: ‘This has become so personal for me’

October 19, 2016 Twenty-year-old Hana Barkowitz had never before had this reaction to a stranger’s T-shirt. “I really wanted to say something,” she told me Wednesday. “This has become so personal for me. more »»

It’s Only Too Late to Save for Retirement If You Don’t Start Now!

October 18, 2016 Does the dreaded question “How much money will I need for retirement?” tie your stomach in knots? Millions of your peers are in the same boat, having saved little, if anything at all, to supplement... more »»

America, the most civilized of nations?

October 18, 2016 Meantime, back at Guantanamo... Chances are you haven’t thought of that American gulag — or, for that matter, of “extraordinary renditions,” CIA black sites and torture — for a long time. more »»

Lessons For My Children

October 18, 2016 For the first time, my wife and I have had to consider what might happen if we both died and left our children behind. These are not the thoughts any parent likes to think about... more »»

Trump guy-talk controversy a distraction from what matters

October 18, 2016 If you’re among the more than 100 million people on this planet who purchased and was titillated by “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the best-selling novel about a sadomasochistic sexual relationship between... more »»

Mother is 95 years old; where should retirement go?

October 17, 2016 Dear Dave, My mom is 95 years old, and she’s in amazing health. Financially speaking, she has about $150,000 in Certificates of Deposit, money market accounts, and savings bonds. more »»

Anti-Catholics & Elitist Bigots

October 17, 2016 Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd? In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was... more »»

The Unanswered Question

October 17, 2016 Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. more »»

Festive fare for a fall meal

October 16, 2016 I am planning a fall get-together for friends and these are the recipes I am planning on making. Crunchy Onion Chicken Recipe 1-1/3 c. more »»

Machina ex McDonald’s

October 16, 2016 Due to an unforeseen illness columnist Wes Burns is off this week. Please enjoy this classic column from the “Best of Burns” file. It was late, it had been a long day, and I had skipped dinner. more »»

An apology to the lady using the thigh machine

October 16, 2016 Dear Woman Using the Thigh Squeezer Machine I Accidentally Glanced at in the Eyeballs, First off, I have to say, my bad. My complete and total bad. more »»

Corn rallies, despite record harvest

October 15, 2016 Corn prices topped $3.58 per bushel on Friday morning, the highest price in almost three months. Corn is accelerating higher, even as a record crop is coming in out of the field. more »»

Words versus deeds

October 15, 2016 Donald Trump’s gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump’s talk is indefensible. more »»

The importance of keeping Donald afloat

October 15, 2016 It seems ages ago, but recall when the second presidential debate was deemed the sink-or-swim moment for the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. more »»

Home in the range

October 14, 2016 Dear Heloise: If you have a GPS, or a phone with GPS, don’t store your HOME ADDRESS in i. more »»

Trump’s vile candidacy is chemotherapy for the GOP

October 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — What did Donald Trump have left to lose Sunday night? His dignity? Please. more »»

Trump doubles down on his worst tendencies

October 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — That fiercely combative second presidential debate Sunday night in St. Louis only assured that the ugliest campaign for the American presidency in history will drag on to election nigh. more »»

What is SIDS?

October 13, 2016 It’s a topic many people don’t like to discuss, but needs attention drawn to it. It’s called SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. more »»

The Trump tape Vs. Hillary the assault enabler

October 13, 2016 In the election cycle dominated by Donald Trump, it should not be much of a shock that the first October Surprise came from “Access Hollywood. more »»

Whole Foods and Chicago partner to fight poverty

October 13, 2016 I have always been a great fan of the idea of “enterprise zones,” originally introduced by the late Cong. Jack Kemp in 1980. more »»



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