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July 17, 2014 I dimly recall being rousted out of my bunk bed as a young child before sunrise on Oct. more »»

Illinois Gov. Quinn facing investigations

July 17, 2014 CHICAGO — Democratic Illinois Gov. more »»

Taylor Swift deserves a little bit of credit

July 17, 2014 Let’s all give Taylor Swift some credit. But just a little. more »»

Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. more »»

'Photo op' gaff reveals Obama's tin ear

July 16, 2014 President Obama's comment that “I'm not interested in photo ops” about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrel. more »»

Meet the new Cleveland

July 15, 2014 Greetings from Cleveland, the birthplace of Superman. You knew that, right? Please say yes. Like so many here in this fine city, Superman was a complicated soul. more »»

Hobby Lobby ruling heads down slipper slope

July 15, 2014 It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy. The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest act of judicial malpractice. more »»

Obama puts politics before security

July 14, 2014 All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. “In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts” (N.Y. more »»

How to fight sexual assault

July 14, 2014 Two University of Miami football players have been arrested and dismissed from the university after being criminally charged with sexual battery on a 17-year-old girl. more »»

The value of Dreamers who are Doers

July 12, 2014 Galileo Galilei, a famous Italian scientist, championed the idea of heliocentrism, the idea the planets revolved around the su. more »»

A new family PARC

July 12, 2014 U.P. KIDS encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a better place for children and families. more »»

Young Adult books aren’t just for kids

July 12, 2014 Is watching TV better than reading a book? According to Ruth Graham, a book reviewer for, it is. If that book happens to be a young adult novel. more »»

Important slow news

July 12, 2014 Wars, plane crashes, mass murder — it’s easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. more »»

How (not) to cure a headache

July 11, 2014 I ran into my good friend Nick Brubaker last weekend. I only get to see him about once a year, so there were a lot of benign topics we wanted to cover. more »»

Spending and morality

July 11, 2014 During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, Mr. more »»

Giving public service a better name

July 10, 2014 A while back, after the Gallup poll had reported that public confidence in Congress had fallen to a then-record low of 9 percent, Arizona Sen. more »»

How to combat a sedentary work life

July 10, 2014 As an IT professional and “white-collar warrior,” there are days where I bounce around from one area to another, barely spending time at my desk. more »»

For children, hate is bilingual

July 8, 2014 Last week, three buses filled with undocumented immigrants — most of them mothers with young children — were forced to turn around in Murrieta, California. more »»

The mob that failed to show its humanity

July 8, 2014 The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason. more »»

Waning patriotism of liberal Americans

July 7, 2014 You wouldn’t think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn’t like America. more »»



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