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Preparing for the holiday season

November 6, 2014 It’s November already and soon the holidays will be here. To help you enjoy your holidays at home and stay healthy here are a few guidelines to help you prepare. •Know what’s importan. more »»

Voter fraud and voter I.D.

November 6, 2014 One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just... more »»

Nixing midterm elections good, but unlikely

November 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — As American political junkies pore over the mid-term congressional election results to appraise President Obama's fate for his final two years in office, a very welcome idea has emerged... more »»

So cute, this insistence on facts

November 4, 2014 By the time you read this, it’s likely another politician has flashed his Doctors Without Degrees membership card and decreed another mandate that does nothing but fuel misinformation about Ebola. more »»

Holding memories for Aunt Millie

November 4, 2014 CHICAGO It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday. more »»

The D.C. cure, take the hard votes

November 3, 2014 What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. more »»

Outsourcing: The last talking point?

November 3, 2014 When I fretted to my friend and colleague Jay Nordlinger that Republicans may learn the wrong lessons from success in 2014, he noted sagely that he prefers to wait until the results are in before... more »»

What will our children’s employers look like?

November 1, 2014 More than 7.5 million of the 16 million Veterans returning from World War II took advantage of the G.I. Bill and enrolled in colleges and universities at little or no expense. more »»

Incumbents always win

November 1, 2014 I’m told that the public is “angry” at today’s politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday’s election bring a big shakeup? No. more »»

Democratic dogs that aren’t barking

November 1, 2014 Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn’t bark in the night. more »»

Random thoughts

October 30, 2014 The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide. more »»

Local food is good food

October 30, 2014 In business news this week, Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, said its quarterly earnings plummeted 14 percent compared to a year ago, continuing a decade-long trend of softening sale... more »»

Downey, Duvall battle in ‘The Judge’

October 30, 2014 Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you'll have a movie, a truism that "The Judge" does its damnedest to disprove. more »»

Review: Taylor Swift's '1989' a mature reflection

October 30, 2014 Taylor Swift’s all-out move into pop music on her fifth album, “1989,” is the sound of a young artist who has gradually evolved from a teenager obsessed with boys and journal writing into a young... more »»

Hillary takes a leaf from Nixon’s book

October 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. more »»

Clearing up stand on Common Core

October 28, 2014 It has come to my attention that I am the subject of some mail from Americans for Prosperity, alleging that I support the Common Core educational standards we have all been hearing so much about. more »»

Twerk on, sisters

October 28, 2014 The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke... Let’s start over. I can’t bring myself even to go there again. more »»

Why narratives are more powerful

October 27, 2014 There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. more »»

Federal persecutors

October 25, 2014 A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General. more »»

Getting a grip on Ebola

October 25, 2014 We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluid. more »»



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