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Without a center, how does the nation’s business get done

February 23, 2016 “Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold.” — William Butler Yeats And so this is the presidential campaign of 2016. If it were a movie, it would be pornography. more »»

‘You Will be Made to Care’

February 23, 2016 I have a new book out this week titled “You Will Be Made to Care.” I chronicle the disturbing trend of persecution in the United States against people of faith. more »»

My top 5 favorite homemade cleaning solutions

February 23, 2016 If there’s one area that you can cut down in household spending, it’s household cleaners. The cost of most home cleaning products is becoming outrageou. more »»

Ethical dilema

February 22, 2016 Dear Dave, I work an extra job part-time for a retail store chain while I’m getting out of debt. I like my job, except for having to pitch the store’s credit card to customers. more »»

In defense of George Wallace

February 22, 2016 David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute — which champions individual liberty, limited government, peace and free markets — has been outspoken in his criticism of 2016 Republican front-runner... more »»

Trump is right on trade

February 22, 2016 Republican hawks are aflutter today over China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea. more »»

The ratings battle: Zombies v. Navy cops

February 21, 2016 During the week of February 8 through the 13 the Columbia Broadcast Corporation aired all 10 most popular programs in the United States, according to the Nielsen Corporation. more »»

Girl Scout cookies recipes galore

February 21, 2016 It’s Girl Scout cookie time! As a Girl Scout I sold my share of Thin Mints and Shortbread Girl Scout cookies — the only two kinds at the time. more »»

A guide to grocery store etiquette

February 21, 2016 Today’s question comes from frequent reader Jeremy Kluke from Madison, Wis. more »»

Oil deal slips away

February 20, 2016 Major oil producers announced a deal Tuesday that could halt the bloating of global oil supplies, potentially boosting prices. more »»

Tragedy and choices

February 20, 2016 Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that. more »»

Put puppy-whistle politics on a leash

February 20, 2016 In politics, the “dog whistle” is coded language designed to delight a targeted subgroup and pass over the heads of everyone els. more »»

Carbon monoxide detectors can save lives

February 20, 2016 Breathing high levels of carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and even death. Every year in the United States, more than 500 people die from exposure to this odorless, colorless toxic ga. more »»

Return to sender ... ahead of time

February 19, 2016 Dear Heloise: After reading many library E-BOOKS this past year, I recently made a discovery: After finishing a book, if I touch and hold the title of the book on my bookshelf, I can return the book... more »»

A jurist of colossal consequence

February 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia, who combined a zest for intellectual combat with a vast talent for friendship, was a Roman candle of sparkling jurisprudential theories leavened by acerbic witticisms. more »»

Scalia’s political legacy

February 19, 2016 WASHINGTON—In the end, Justice Antonin Scalia’s greatest influence may yet turn out to be in the political rather than in the judicial realm. more »»

Moving forward in Des Moines

February 19, 2016 Thursday marked the first funnel date, the date by which a bill must have passed at least one House committee for it to remain eligible. more »»

The gap between rich and poor kids

February 18, 2016 When I was young, it didn’t seem to really matter if you had money or not (of course we are talking 50 years ago). In fact, you probably couldn’t really tell in most cases. more »»

Hillary’s manservants, exposed

February 18, 2016 Liberals who remember “Doonesbury” surely recall the joke about George H. W. Bush pledging to “put his manhood in a blind trust” so he could be Ronald Reagan’s vice president. more »»

See Marco run

February 18, 2016 Since his relatively strong third-place showing in Iowa, the ups and downs of Senator Marco Rubio’s GOP presidential campaign are getting more attention. And so are the lefts and rights. more »»

 
 
 

 

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