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Kids or Mosquitoes

September 13, 2016 Aedes aegypti may be the most deadly animal on the planet. It is better known as one of several species of mosquitoes. more »»

Don’t touch the 401(k)

September 12, 2016 Dear Dave, My wife and I make $100,000 a year combined, and we have about $12,000 in credit card debt. more »»

Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

September 12, 2016 Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. more »»

The Sound of History

September 12, 2016 What comes to mind when you listen to the two last names of a presidential ticket spoken as one word? For example, I always thought the winning 1980/’84 combination of Republicans Ronald Reagan and... more »»

Burkini ban a symptom of deep discontent

September 12, 2016 The rest of the world should be paying close attention to France’s burkini controversy, because this is the kind of fiasco that ensues when you blast past every exit ramp en route to total social... more »»

Football fan favorites

September 11, 2016 It’s football season, so today I have some dip recipes for fans sitting in front of their televisions. Reuben Dip 1 butter Tbls. 2 green onions, chopped 1-1/2 c. (6 oz. more »»

VHS and YouTube present: A better world

September 11, 2016 This column, from the “Best of Burns” files, originally ran on October 18, 2015 ... but it’s still relevant. more »»

The Walking Zombies

September 11, 2016 At first I thought AMC’s acclaimed The Walking Dead was a fictional horror/science fiction show about a zombie apocalyps. more »»

Oil swings on supply shocks

September 10, 2016 Crude oil staged a huge rally throughout the week as OPEC members talked again about cutting production to prop prices upward toward $60 per barre. more »»

Misleading statistics

September 10, 2016 Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — ‘’lies, damned lies, and statistics.’’ Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds. more »»

Trump is a phony on immigration

September 10, 2016 Donald Trump’s recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally. more »»

Check out this scam

September 9, 2016 Dear Heloise: In your column, I read your advice on things NOT to do when SELLING ONLIN. more »»

In a ‘change’ year, Sen. Portman deserves re-election

September 9, 2016 TERRACE PARK, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman probably will win a second term, despite the fact that he deserves to. more »»

Trump’s campaign is a house of cards

September 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — With Labor Day now behind us, the final drive for the presidency has begu. more »»

Couple fears son is being bullied at his new school

September 8, 2016 Q: Our son just started at a new school, and we’re afraid he is being bullied. more »»

No respect for national anthem haters

September 8, 2016 The Black Lives Matter movement is two years old, so it’s a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has suddenly become a convert. more »»

The EU’s taxing problem

September 8, 2016 Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. more »»

Waking up from minimum wage fairy tales

September 8, 2016 The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. more »»

A new year and a renewed sense of optimism

September 7, 2016 The start of a new academic year always brings our campuses back to life with a sense of renewed excitement and enthusiasm. more »»

The battle of the secret cabals

September 7, 2016 Anyone contemplating this year's appalling presidential campaign may be tempted to explain what's happening by applying the third rule of bureaucratic organizations, enunciated by the late poet and... more »»



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