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What a border crisis looks like

News flash: There’s a crisis at the border. This was discovered again over the past few days when immigration attorneys talked to reporters about appalling conditions at a Border Patrol facility detaining migrant minors in Clint, Texas. According to the lawyers, many of the kids had to ...

‘He never called me boy…’

In 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mississippi’s senior U.S. Senator James O. Eastland spoke at a pro-segregation rally. Robert Caro, in his book “Master of the Senate,” describes Eastland’s racist rant to the crowd: “In every stage of ...

The moral cowards of Twitter

Here’s a thought experiment for you: Your government, the one your tax dollars fund, is systematically rounding up African Americans and placing them into forced labor. The government is reenslaving a people against their will and in violation of the 13th Amendment. Just hypothetically, ...

Reparations for slavery

Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, ...

Dear Dietitian

Dear Dietitian, I am 60 years old, and I’ve always been health conscious. I eat right and exercise three times a week. Recently, I’ve read that too much calcium may increase your risk of heart attack. Is this true? Also, how much is too much? Mary Dear Mary, How many times did ...

Lies the liar tells

When politicians talk in private, they regularly use a cruel shorthand. For example, a candidate who is uninformed, unreflective and uncurious is often branded a “lightweight,” as in, “He is so lightweight he could tap-dance on a souffle.” Conversely, a “heavyweight” would be a ...

Will Joe repudiate his Segregationist friends?

“Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There’s not a racist bone in my body.” Thus did a stung Joe Biden answer rival Cory Booker’s demand he apologize for telling contributors, in a southern drawl, “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland, He never called me ...

Wings still flying over Haiti

Jonathan Nash Glynn — artist, pilot and philanthropist — never envisioned himself as a missionary, but, absent religion, that’s what he has become in recent years. “I’m a secular Jew from Jersey,” he laughs, as we catch up by phone on the past eight years. “You don’t see many ...

Chicken recipes

You can never have too many chicken recipes, so today I have some to add to your collection. Rotel Chicken Spaghetti 3 c. chicken; cooked, cubed Half of a7 oz. package spaghetti 1 large bell pepper; chopped 1 lb. onions, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1/2 c. mushrooms, ...

President Trump is delivering

According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground states. Regardless of the accuracy of the story, what can polling really tell us now? At this ...

Trump’s personality is his biggest re-election obstacle

“What’s your pitch to the swing voter on the fence?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday. Questions of this sort are gifts to politicians, but interviewers ask them for a couple of reasons. One, they’re civic-minded. Politicians deserve ...

Lingering in lingerie

The only lingerie I own is from leftover costumes I’ve kept from my high school theater performances. I’ve never worn it off-stage, but it has hung in my closet for 20 years, somehow making the to-pack box as I’ve moved to and from countries and from one coast to the next. I guess I ...

Fifty ways to leave your loser

Paul Simon came up with “50 ways to leave your lover.” I wish I could say the same when it comes to leaving your loser of a job. Unfortunately, there are only seven ways to leave a job. If you don’t like it, don’t blame Paul Simon. Blame Harvard. The distinguished Harvard Business ...

Better late than never garden

We finally got our garden in, about a month late, we figure. There was way too much rain, and the ground was far too wet to do any tilling. What a spring. On the days when we could have possibly tilled, we were doing something else, like mowing knee-high grass. Last year, the asparagus and ...

AOC under fire for insane Holocaust comparison

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. detention centers being used as temporary holding facilities for thousands of migrants violating U.S. Customs and Immigration laws at the southern border are not concentration camps like ones used by Nazis during the Holocaust — far from it. In fact, any ...

Bernie Sanders is FDR’s unimaginative echo

That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy.” Already a linguistic ...

The dis-grace of Harvard

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school safety, meeting with politicians ...

Would Trump start a war to save his presidency?

Donald Trump’s saber-rattling against Iran over that fire at sea of two oil tankers has raised fears of a miscalculation that could lead to war. With all the latest polling numbers suggesting his reelection next year could be in jeopardy, would he start one to salvage his political ...

Must we wage war with Iran?

“The Pentagon has released new color photos as proof that Iran was behind last week’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman,” ABC News reported. Hours before that attack, Iranians launched surface-to-air missile at a U.S. drone monitoring the tankers. The missile missed. In ...

Univision tilts the newsroom and the courtroom

Just like its star, the showboating anti-Trumper Jorge Ramos, Univision cannot simply act like a “news” network. It’s a left-wing lobbying operation badly disguised as a “news” network. It’s one thing to slant the news. It’s another to enter the policy arena and fight for the ...