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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 »»

Putting up lights seems like such a bright idea

December 7, 2014 For the record, I like Christmas. more »»

China on the rise

December 6, 2014 Global traders got another reminder this week that China is on the rise, as a new report from the International Monetary Fund showed that China’s economy has surpassed the United States by a metric... more »»

Opinions versus facts

December 6, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Are Americans turning post-materialistic?

December 6, 2014 In 1916, Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children’s parade with heralds, a brass band, Jack the Giant Killer, clowns, girls as snowflakes, boys as silver stars and Santa... more »»

Vinegar takes on winter windows

December 5, 2014 Dear Heloise: In the wintertime, I spray the outside glass on my vehicle with VINEGAR. In case it gets below freezing and snows, the ice and snow won't stick to the windows. more »»

Another case for term limits

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. more »»

Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won’t happen this tim. more »»

Set limits to stifle kids’ narcissistic behaviors

December 4, 2014 Question: I recently read that narcissistic behavior is on the rise, and this seems to confirm my own observations of a culture that seems to be increasingly selfish and entitled. more »»

The hypocrisy over Presidential kids

December 4, 2014 It's an obvious rule: Never pick on a president's family. more »»

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 »»



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