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Irish Eyes — Not always smiling

March 9, 2015 There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of this writing, I had my last drink. more »»

I think we just lost ‘our place’

March 8, 2015 I’m not sure how to start writing this column, so I’ll start with the facts. JD’s Pub is closing in May. It will be missed. more »»

Comfort food please!

March 8, 2015 I don’t know about you but I need some comfort food and the following recipes fit the bill. Bean with Veggies Soup 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained and cut into pieces 1 (16 o. more »»

No matter what, the cat rules

March 8, 2015 When I got my cat, or as he calls it when “I allowed you the privilege of being blessed with Me”, little did I know he would present me a list of rules that I would have to abide by if we were going... more »»

Crude glut weighs on prices

March 7, 2015 U.S. crude oil prices are coming under pressure again as concerns build about a supply overload. According to the Department of Energy’s weekly storage report, U.S. more »»

Random thoughts

March 7, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Lower fares no substitute for higher wages

March 7, 2015 The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. more »»

Keeping kids safe

March 6, 2015 Dear Readers: Many of you have young children or grandchildren, and that means you need to be on the lookout! You know how curious they can be, and they can get into trouble before you can say “NO!”... more »»

Stopping the IRS

March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. more »»

Jeb Bush yet to pass the tea party litmus test

March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The significance of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in a Washington suburb was what it revealed about how far the speakers were willing to go to... more »»

The Hillary cover-up and the end of Democracy

March 6, 2015 On Monday, The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never — not once — used her official State Department email address for her official communication. more »»

New Mommy must-dos and must-haves

March 5, 2015 So you have waited for nine months for your little miracle to arrive and now he/she is finally here. more »»

Obama's War on Transparency

March 5, 2015 On Inauguration Day 2009, the White House website declared President Obama's administration would become "the most open and transparent in history. more »»

This trade deal will make you sick

March 5, 2015 Food is more than just what we eat. It connects us to each other and our environment. And how we treat it is of tremendous importance to our democracy. more »»

It’s ‘funnel’ time

March 5, 2015 This week is marked by a sense of urgency in almost every activity. Friday is the “funnel” date when all individually filed bills must be passed through committee. more »»

Will Obama’s ‘America’s College Promise’ proposal survive?

March 4, 2015 In January, President Obama delivered a bold proposal entitled “America’s College Promise: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students. more »»

Watch out for China winning its 100-year marathon

March 4, 2015 In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, “On China,” notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than 40 years ago, “Eight... more »»

A racial slur and second chances

March 4, 2015 Last Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar crowd to its feet and ignited social media after belting out a medley of songs from “The Sound of Music” — and without a hint of iron. more »»

The hot new trend

March 3, 2015 I wouldn’t call it a radical new idea, although a recent issue of a popular women’s magazine did say that living below your means is the hot new trend. more »»

‘My Girl’ 50 years and counting

March 3, 2015 There are sounds it feels like you’ve known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it’s hard to believe they were ever ne. more »»



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