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The progression of the man-cold

December 14, 2014 Unlike the common cold, the Man Cold can be tricky to overcome. I weakened my immune system to see how I would fare and kept a journal of the ordeal. more »»

Corn prices sweeten

December 13, 2014 As farmers harvested the largest corn crop in history this fall, prices fell to a five-year low, nearing $3 per bushel. more »»

Christmas books

December 13, 2014 This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached... more »»

Do you vote what you drink?

December 13, 2014 Did you know that Democrats drink more than Republicans? Or that they are likelier to choose clear liquors, whereas Republicans tend toward the darker ones? That voters who skew most Republican favo... more »»

Torturing Obama’s legacy

December 13, 2014 An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.” Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. more »»

A safe launch into a New Year

December 12, 2014 Dear Readers: New Year's Eve is right around the corner, and many people celebrate with FIREWORK. more »»

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 »»



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