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Mortgaging the Pentagon

March 12, 2015 Say you really want a sports car, a vacation, a big new house, or some other fancy thing you can’t really afford. You know that if you buy it, you’ll bust your budget. more »»

AEA’s 40th marks improved standards for student support

March 11, 2015 A 40th birthday is an important milestone in a person’s life. Amid the joke about approaching middle age is the comfort of being a little wiser than a person was just a decade ago. more »»

King v. Burwell’s very existence says a lot about Obamacare

March 11, 2015 On Wednesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. more »»

In her grief, Tamir Rice’s mother stands alone

March 11, 2015 Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at Tuesday’s news conference, she still seems so alon. more »»

Like fourth grade all over again

March 10, 2015 I’m not sure why I loved fourth grade so much. Maybe it was because my teacher was extra pretty and her name was Mrs. Hunt (who could’ve guessed?. more »»

When do rules not apply?

March 10, 2015 Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average America. more »»

Ferguson, Mo., is not an exception

March 10, 2015 By now, it should come as news to no one that Ferguson, Missouri, has a lousy excuse for a police departmen. more »»

What does it mean?

March 9, 2015 Dear Dave, I bought a piece of lake property not long ago, and the developer has first right of refusal if we decide to sell it. more »»

Darren Wilson: free at last!

March 9, 2015 Eric Holder’s Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last... more »»

Irish Eyes — Not always smiling

March 9, 2015 There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of this writing, I had my last drink. more »»

I think we just lost ‘our place’

March 8, 2015 I’m not sure how to start writing this column, so I’ll start with the facts. JD’s Pub is closing in May. It will be missed. more »»

Comfort food please!

March 8, 2015 I don’t know about you but I need some comfort food and the following recipes fit the bill. Bean with Veggies Soup 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained and cut into pieces 1 (16 o. more »»

No matter what, the cat rules

March 8, 2015 When I got my cat, or as he calls it when “I allowed you the privilege of being blessed with Me”, little did I know he would present me a list of rules that I would have to abide by if we were going... more »»

Crude glut weighs on prices

March 7, 2015 U.S. crude oil prices are coming under pressure again as concerns build about a supply overload. According to the Department of Energy’s weekly storage report, U.S. more »»

Random thoughts

March 7, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Lower fares no substitute for higher wages

March 7, 2015 The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. more »»

Keeping kids safe

March 6, 2015 Dear Readers: Many of you have young children or grandchildren, and that means you need to be on the lookout! You know how curious they can be, and they can get into trouble before you can say “NO!”... more »»

Stopping the IRS

March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. more »»

Jeb Bush yet to pass the tea party litmus test

March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The significance of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in a Washington suburb was what it revealed about how far the speakers were willing to go to... more »»

The Hillary cover-up and the end of Democracy

March 6, 2015 On Monday, The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never — not once — used her official State Department email address for her official communication. more »»

 
 
 

 

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