Beef market sizzling
March 21, 2015 Cattle prices charged to a two-month high this week, nearly reaching $1.59 per pound on Thursday. Prices are climbing as demand from meatpackers picks up going into the summer grilling season. The U. more »»
March 21, 2015 It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious — and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obviou. more »»
A sound solution
March 20, 2015 Dear Heloise: Thanks for the column about coping with a pet’s blindness. DOGS are so adaptable! Our miniature dachshund was in her teens when she lost her hearin. more »»
Kasich waits in the wings
March 20, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ideas fly from Gov. John Kasich like sparks from a flint. While explaining his prison reforms, he interrupts himself midsentence — his sentences, like some E. E. more »»
The strong emotions of little ones
March 19, 2015 In my position, I visit preschools and child care centers in hopes of helping children learn to deal with difficult social situations and their emotions. more »»
Are networks going to bury emailgate?
March 19, 2015 On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private email server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalisti... more »»
Fair trade is a racial justice issue
March 19, 2015 The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Missouri last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. more »»
Obama-Iran deal may not last
March 18, 2015 In her brief press conference at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton led off with a denunciation of the letter to Iranian leaders signed by 47 of the 54 Republican senators. more »»
Who else wants to slash their phone bill?
March 17, 2015 I just read about a woman in Philadelphia who decided to go over her parents’ phone bill only to discover they were paying $21 a month for three leased telephones — one of which they’d tossed out... more »»
The problem with being impulsive
March 16, 2015 Dear Dave, I have a problem with impulse spending. I switched to a debit card so that the money comes straight out of my checking account, but I still buy things I know I shouldn’t. more »»
Does Iran really want a bomb?
March 16, 2015 America, we have a problem. In the blood-soaked chaotic Middle East, with few exceptions like the Kurds, our friends either can’t or won’t fight. The Free Syrian Army folded. The U.S. more »»
A few random thoughts
March 15, 2015 If you’ve ever met state Rep. Mark Smith, you probably already know he’s a fairly level-headed, quiet, easy-going gu. more »»