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A legislative update

February 18, 2015 We continue with committee work as we run bills through subcommittee and committee, and we have debated a few bills on the floor of the House. more »»

Making the high cost of ground beef easier to swallow

February 17, 2015 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high in November, to a whopping $4.20 per pound. more »»

Substituted morality

February 17, 2015 The United States Supreme Court will, by June, plunge the nation back into the throws of culture war. more »»

Judge Roy Moore stands on the wrong side of history ... again

February 17, 2015 In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door. more »»

Where’s the safety factor?

February 16, 2015 Dear Dave, I’m retired, and currently I have about 5 percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver I’ve been acquiring over the last few years. more »»

Sleaze in a $5,000 suit

February 16, 2015 When he was secretary of state, Henry Kissinger was often — and deliberately — seen in the company of attractive actresses, including Jill St. John and Candice Bergen. more »»

The ultimate enemy of ISIS

February 16, 2015 The president’s request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country. more »»

Buying a house and other bad decisions

February 15, 2015 So you’re looking to buy a new house. Congratulations on embarking on one of the most stressful, financially horrifying experiences of your life. more »»

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 15, 2015 It’s never too late to let your valentine know how special he or she is. Following are three recipes that say, “Happy Valentine’s Day — a little late. more »»

One more for the road ... and the wallet

February 15, 2015 High school english class is dominated by a few universal elements. There will always one kid that thinks they are a good writer due solely to their possession of a thesaurus. more »»

Pits close, end of an era

February 14, 2015 The world’s most famous and busiest commodity trading pits in Chicago and New York will close later this year, per an announcement from the CME Group earlier this week. more »»

Measles, vaccines and autism

February 14, 2015 The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. more »»

Should economic policy include a senior discount?

February 14, 2015 We’ve seen senior discounts for buses. We’ve seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We’ve seen senior discounts in supermarkets. more »»

A corporate apostate

February 14, 2015 Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots. more »»

Should houseguests complain?

February 13, 2015 Dear Readers: Responses to Carolyn in Houston’s letter regarding GUEST BEDROOMS cluttered with pictures and knickknacks flooded my email! Carolyn had no place to put her suitcase, cosmetics and hair... more »»

The Pence paradox

February 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Although he is always preternaturally placid, Mike Pence today exemplifies a Republican conundru. more »»

Obama’s uncertain trumpet in Middle East, Ukraine

February 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama’s outward calm in the face of the peril of Russian adventurism in Ukraine is in keeping not only with his personalit. more »»

Education funding critical to students’ success

February 13, 2015 It’s been a busy few weeks at the Capitol. First, a special thanks to all the high school students who came down to the Capitol on Tuesday to join in efforts to stop bullying. more »»

Husband learning that wife’s forgiveness will take time

February 12, 2015 Q: How can I get my wife to forgive me for the ways I've hurt her over the past couple of years? She's withdrawn from me emotionally, and I'm not sure how to convince her I've change. more »»

Brian Williams must step down

February 12, 2015 Brian Williams has ruled the roost at “NBC Nightly News” for more than 10 years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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