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Fueling corporate welfare

December 4, 2014 Getting something for nothing is a pretty sweet deal — at least if you’re the one getting something. Not so much if you’re the one receiving nothing in exchange. more »»

The fracking rush hits a pothole

December 4, 2014 Ever heard of Bryan Sheffield? The baby-faced tycoon enjoyed a brief blast of fame a few months ago when he became one of those rare non-tech billionaires under 4. more »»

Catching reading issues early is critical to overall success in life

December 3, 2014 Knowing how to read well (“literacy”) is the key to success in our nation toda. more »»

Democratic takeover of Senate in 2016 possible, not a slam dunk

December 3, 2014 Even as Republicans are about to regain a majority in the Senate after eight years in the minority, the conventional wisdom around Washington is that Democrats are likely to win back that majority... more »»

Holiday longings

December 3, 2014 The day starts with one of my newer holiday rituals. more »»

Smaller, thinner, faster, cheaper!

December 2, 2014 The first computer was unveiled in 1946. Weighing in at 27 tons, it took up 1,800 square feet of floor space. more »»

The wrong half of the month

December 1, 2014 Dear Dave, My husband and I are following your plan, and we’re trying to reconcile our on-paper budget with what’s going on in our bank accoun. more »»

There is no excuse

November 30, 2014 What has happened in Ferguson, Mo., should be a clarion call for the rest of the country. more »»

Ah, the joys of the holiday season

November 30, 2014 As I grow older, I am becoming more and more convinced that “happy holidays” is an oxymoron. more »»

Pick a family movie or face the consequences

November 30, 2014 Thanksgiving has come and gone, and after you’ve exhausted all creative attempts to repurpose the leftover turkey (top of the list: turkey quesadilla; bottom of the list: turkey Jell-O), you find... more »»

Marrying into a fictional family has its perks

November 30, 2014 Whenever my wife talks about her childhood, I often think she’s making it up or confusing it with an after-school cartoon. It was almost unfathomably happy. more »»

OPEC swamps crude prices

November 29, 2014 Crude oil prices collapsed to a four-year low on Thanksgiving Day, dropping as low as $67. more »»

Beware of our betters

November 29, 2014 Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. more »»

In Ferguson, as elsewhere, voting is what matters

November 29, 2014 In covering the violence engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, media routinely cite the following numbers to explain the frustration of the minority community there: Ferguson's population is two-thirds... more »»

Show up on Thanksgiving or get fired

November 29, 2014 Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won’t. more »»

Booking a shipment for troops

November 28, 2014 Dear Heloise: Some time ago, you published the address and requirements for sending books, stationery and other supplies to our TROOPS OVERSEA. more »»

A case for self-restraint

November 28, 2014 For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. more »»

Chuck Hagel leaves Obama’s war against war

November 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the... more »»

Quotes from kids: ‘What I’m thankful for’

November 27, 2014 Last time I wrote an article on how to teach your children to be thankful; well I thought we would keep it a little lighter this wee. more »»

Time to stop the moderator masochism

November 27, 2014 On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing. more »»



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