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Sometimes being a Mom is just:

October 1, 2015 Being a mom has been one of the most rewarding “jobs” I have ever had! I was a very young mom; I came home with this little bundle and instantly knew that this would be the most incredible job I... more »»

Media trust hits all-time low

October 1, 2015 Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. more »»

Jeb Bush blows it on race

October 1, 2015 The Republican Party has struggled for years to attract more voters of color. In a recent campaign appearance, candidate Jeb Bush offered yet another useful case study of how not to do it. more »»

Are we on the verge of a mental crisis among youth?

September 30, 2015 An estimated 20 percent of all children and youth now suffer from “significant” mental health conditions. more »»

Is there any precedent in history for Donald Trump?

September 30, 2015 In November 1964 a crowd of 5,000 attended the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. Presiding were New York Mayor Robert Wagner, Gov. more »»

Double suicide: The presidential campaign of 2015

September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Meanwhile, on the Democrats' side: – Their leading presidential candidate is 27 points underwater on the question of honesty and is under FBI investigation for possible mishandling of... more »»

It doesn’t erase your credit history

September 28, 2015 Dear Dave, I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. more »»

US and Catholicism in crisis

September 28, 2015 During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. more »»

The ‘Me’ Generation

September 28, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

Eyeing a clearer plan

September 27, 2015 What if wearing a body camera went beyond law enforcement? What if everyone were required to strap those cameras on during the work day? Would our behavior change? Would we be open to the possibilit... more »»

Sing a song of Happy Birthdays

September 27, 2015 Breathe deep the air of freedom, dear readers, for a yoke has been lifted from our collective necks. Judge George H. King, who is the chief U.S. more »»

Anatomy of an ad: Bracelets and buffalos, part 2

September 27, 2015 This is part 2 of the Anatomy of an Ad series, a periodic analysis of some of today’s “finest” advertisements. This week’s selection can be viewed here: more »»

Platinum market tarnished by scandal

September 26, 2015 Platinum prices fell to a six-year low at $925 per ounce this week, tumbling as news broke of the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel cars. more »»

The Left has its Pope

September 26, 2015 Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poo. more »»

Students are the real victims of censorship

September 26, 2015 The 2015-16 academic year has opened with a predictable collection of demands for banning certain views, often involving sexual or racial matters. more »»

Nuts to first class

September 26, 2015 I recently had the occasion to fly first class. As a poet and director of a small non-profit organization, this was a rare treat indeed. So why couldn’t I enjoy myself? It started with the warm nut. more »»

Stop the streaking

September 25, 2015 Dear Heloise: I always end up with a streaked mess whenever I try to clean the inside of my CAR WINDSHIELD. Do you have any good hints? I read your column in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. more »»

Yogi Berra, an American story

September 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The 18-year-old U.S. more »»

So long, Scott Walker

September 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Scott Walker, we hardly knew ye. more »»

Mending our welcome mat

September 25, 2015 My great grandmother Rose was just 10 when she traveled to the United States with her family. They fled from Poland to England, took a boat to Canada, and crossed the border. more »»



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