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The blackout of Obama foreign policy critics

July 31, 2014 During the George W. Bush years, network news airtime was loaded with criticism of Bush for every foreign policy developmen. more »»

Obama’s mythical retreat from military force

July 31, 2014 Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. more »»

Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

July 30, 2014 "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy. more »»

Preserve a lie or save lives -- you pick

July 30, 2014 Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and felt the familiar onslaught of what-ifs. more »»

Oldest helping out is welcome

July 29, 2014 For years we wondered — how old will our oldest kid have to be to help out her younger sibling, thus giving a break to her parents a bit? Well, at nearly 6 years old, our daughter has graduated to... more »»

Big Murdy needs to spend some money

July 27, 2014 We used to have to write out the word “billion” whenever it was used in a headline. By “we” I mean anybody writing by the style guidelines of the Associated Press. It’s true. The idea of a billion ... more »»

Are we having any fun yet ... no really

July 27, 2014 As a parent, most of the time you’re simply trying to survive and maintain your sanity. Many businesses capitalize on sleep-deprived parents’ lack of mental acuity, which explains amusement parks. more »»

Cooking with ground beef

July 27, 2014 I can’t remember if I shared this this story before but if I did please indulge me because I think of it every time I use ground beef in a recipe. more »»

Bordering on madness

July 26, 2014 In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group sai... more »»

To share is not always to share alike

July 26, 2014 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house -- or the whole house. more »»

Goldwater 2.0

July 25, 2014 MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Se. more »»

Dirty or clean? Check the soap

July 25, 2014 Dear Heloise: We read your column every day in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. more »»

The Obama doctrine under fire

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West... more »»

Step right up to MTV's incest plot

July 24, 2014 For those who predict the coming collapse of Western civilization, there's always MTV for proof. more »»

Sick pig problems

July 24, 2014 A pound of bacon now costs more than $6. That’s a record increase from $3.86 a pound four years ago. What’s driving this spike? Blame Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. more »»

Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

July 23, 2014 "Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2. more »»

A pipeline of sorrow

July 23, 2014 The Rev. more »»

Daughter walking down the aisle

July 22, 2014 Well, the music played and my daughter walked down the aisle of a church Saturday in a beautiful dress holding flowers. No, I wasn’t the father of the bride, though sometimes I feel old enough to b. more »»

The normal people have gone Full Geek

July 20, 2014 There was a time, in the long-long ago, that geekdom was considered to be a hinderance, a liability, something to hide when in public. more »»



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