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The plague of overcriminalization

December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled by tragedies caused by callousness, folly or ignorance. more »»

The Senate torture report, Bush and Obama

December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. more »»

To the Left, lying about rape is just dandy

December 12, 2014 This week, Rolling Stone printed an editor’s note retracting one of the most highly praised pieces of investigative journalism in its history. more »»

The best toys for young children

December 11, 2014 Is it just me or does Christmas come a little sooner each year? It seems like I just got done taking the tree down and putting all the decorations away; and yet here it is again, just a few weeks... more »»

Rolling Stone crumbles

December 11, 2014 No parent wants to consider the travesty that when he sends his 18-year-old daughter to college, she could be vulnerable to sexual assault. more »»

Neighbors don’t let neighbors frack

December 11, 2014 All my life, I’ve been a good citizen. I vote. I volunteer. I know my neighbors. Moreover, I take care of my property. I garden. I make jams and jellies to give away for Christmas. more »»

The season for mindless consumerism

December 11, 2014 ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism. I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation. more »»

A recommendation for the perfect gift

December 10, 2014 If you are like me, you are spending a lot of time right now thinking about gifts — deciding who is on your list, what they might want or need, and how much money to spend. more »»

A properly budgeted Christmas

December 8, 2014 Dear Dave, My wife and I are still paying off debt, so we didn’t budget anything for Christmas. more »»

Racist cops — or liberal slander?

December 8, 2014 We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. more »»

2016 nominees: Truly unconventional

December 8, 2014 Since 1952, nearly every battle for an open Republican presidential nomination when there has been no Republican incumbent running for re-election has followed two dependable storylines. more »»

‘And a little child shall lead them’

December 7, 2014 Like many of us, I sometimes am overwhelmed with the holidays — the commercialism, the holiday parties, gifts, wrapping paper, ornaments, Christmas cards, light displays, giant air-filled Santas and... more »»

This meal is easy peasy

December 7, 2014 This month is filled with days to eat, drink and be merry. That usually means lots of cooking, so today I have an easy meal that even includes homemade bread. more »»

Villains: The overlooked heroes

December 7, 2014 I’ve always had a penchant for liking the characters you’re supposed to hate. Case in point: High school English class. more »»

Putting up lights seems like such a bright idea

December 7, 2014 For the record, I like Christmas. more »»

China on the rise

December 6, 2014 Global traders got another reminder this week that China is on the rise, as a new report from the International Monetary Fund showed that China’s economy has surpassed the United States by a metric... more »»

Opinions versus facts

December 6, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Are Americans turning post-materialistic?

December 6, 2014 In 1916, Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children’s parade with heralds, a brass band, Jack the Giant Killer, clowns, girls as snowflakes, boys as silver stars and Santa... more »»

Vinegar takes on winter windows

December 5, 2014 Dear Heloise: In the wintertime, I spray the outside glass on my vehicle with VINEGAR. In case it gets below freezing and snows, the ice and snow won't stick to the windows. more »»

Another case for term limits

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. more »»

 
 
 

 

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