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Early presidential prospects

With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is honing her message to appeal to the mindset of the left wing of her party, whose support she will ...

Improvement in GERD found following chiropractic care

CHASSELL?- A case report discusses the results of chiropractic care on a 27 year old female with the diagnosis of GERD and vertebral subluxation, as published in the Journal of Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.Your Chassell based Dr. Mischa Doman, D.C., stated, "A 27 year old female ...

‘Paddington’ the first must see of 2015

Based on Michael Bond's Paddington Bear character, "Paddington" is the story of a young bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw, who travels from Darkest Peru to London in search of a home. He is taken in temporarily by the Brown family, who name him Paddington and try to find him a more permanent ...

‘Selma’ sparks interest in historic Alabama city

SELMA, Ala. - The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year.Visitors can still walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and see the ...

What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

By SANDY COHENAP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES - Just as Hollywood's awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to showcase emerging ...

Comedy Central to roast Justin Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedy Central says Justin Bieber will be the victim of its next roast.The channel said Tuesday that the pop star will face the music at a taping in Los Angeles on a still-unannounced air date.In a posting on his Twitter account, Bieber said he's long wanted to be roasted but ...

TV son says painful to watch Bill Cosby face allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Malcolm-Jamal Warner says it's difficult to see Bill Cosby face allegations of sexual assault.Warner, who played Cosby's son Theo in the hit 1984-1992 sitcom "The Cosby Show," told Billboard magazine that the comedian has been an important mentor and friend to him.The ...

Embarking on a new adventure

I have an unusual name, with an unusual situation, but a great life. My name is Camille, I am sixteen, a junior at Calumet High School, I'm going to another country for 10 months and I have a family who loves me enough to let me go for a while. I believe everyone should pursue what they love. ...

Administration goes to extremes

Could this argument be any dumber?The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed. Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam.This debate is different than the much-coveted "national conversation on race" that ...

A war of ideas

By savagely attacking and murdering writers and cartoonists as well as Jewish shoppers, French Islamists clarified something that many in the West have deceived themselves about: that the war we are engaged in is a war of ideas. Islamists have once again reminded us that freedom itself is their ...

Beards

One of the unique perks in longevity is the ability to follow history as it unfolds within a lifetime. As years go by and history begins to repeat itself, the observations become almost an amusing pastime. And here is one observation on a current male fad:This is going to be a hairy tale, but ...

Why wages won’t rise

Jobs are coming back, but pay isn't. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession. Last month, average pay actually fell.What's going on? It used to be that as unemployment dropped, employers had to pay more to attract or keep the workers they needed. That's what ...

The better option

It's easy to fire a business that rips you off. Just go to a different one. It's a lot easier to patronize another business than to get government to fix the problem.But bad businesses and the politicians they own, I mean influence, often don't want you to have that choice.I've written about ...

Why it was right not to go to Paris

If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.The White House has admitted the error.This more or less sums up the news of the past two days, ...

Basic economics

"Whether one is a conservative or a radical, a protectionist or a free trader, a cosmopolitan or a nationalist, a churchman or a heathen, it is useful to know the causes and consequences of economic phenomena." That quotation, from Nobel laureate George J. Stigler, is how Dr. Thomas Sowell ...

New Year’s irresolution

President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing irresolution in the face of terror.Even the recent ...

Risk and protective factors for toxic stress

I've been thinking a lot about how we protect our children from emotional distress, especially when toxic stress is present. I want to focus on protective factors that may decrease the harm of risk factors for bad outcomes related to the experience of toxic stress.Let me define some of these ...

Terrorists usher in the end of satire

Dear Terrorists:OK, you win. We surrender.Never thought I'd say that, but then, I never thought I'd see gunmen burst into the offices of a satirical magazine as happened last Wednesday in Paris. Never thought I'd see 12 people killed most were employees, two were police officers because a ...

China’s choice

WASHINGTON - One of the few incontrovertible assertions one can reasonably make is that no one supports forced abortion.Yet, coerced abortions, as well as involuntary sterilizations, are commonplace in China, Beijing's protestations notwithstanding. While the Chinese Communist Party insists ...

Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, "A man is known by the company he keeps."The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about Prince Andrew keeping company with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, now accused of keeping underage girls as "sex slaves" for ...