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The secret of youth

November 22, 2014 During a recent interview, Stephen Colbert shared his definition for a young adult novel, which is “…a regular novel that people actually read. more »»

 
 
 
Truth about Obama’s ‘temporary’ Ebola amnesty

November 22, 2014 When it rains, it pour. more »»

Control freaks

November 22, 2014 Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves “public servants. more »»

And now the richest .01 percent

November 22, 2014 The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. more »»

Let’s really reform immigration

November 22, 2014 “When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said when charged with inconsistency. more »»

Pope calls for family resurrection

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. more »»

Educational fraud

November 21, 2014 Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffi. more »»

Rights elders should teach Protest 101

November 19, 2014 Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns. Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. more »»

Plane crashes into Chicago home

November 19, 2014 CHICAGO — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. more »»

Texas to allow inmate weddings in prison

November 19, 2014 HOUSTON — Texas plans to allow marriage ceremonies inside prisons between an inmate and an intended spouse who isn’t incarcerated, officials disclosed Tuesda. more »»

Obama orders review of US hostage policy

November 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage oversea. more »»

Suspected US strikes hit al-Qaida-held town

November 19, 2014 BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition overnight hit a town controlled by al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria, two activist groups said toda. more »»

Suicide bomber hits Iraq

November 19, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck in the heart of the northern Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, killing at least four people, according to initial reports in local Kurdish media. more »»

Hong Kong activists clash with police, 4 arrested

November 19, 2014 HONG KONG (AP) — Tension spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as police arrested four men early today after a small group of activists tried to force their... more »»

Trolling for hollers

November 18, 2014 For last week’s postelection column, I described a piece of artwork that hangs in my home. more »»

China’s choice

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — One of the few incontrovertible assertions one can reasonably make is that no one supports forced abortio. more »»

Democrats loss is not a win for Hillary

November 17, 2014 In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars... more »»

Obama always puts US on wrong side

November 17, 2014 Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. more »»

Cause of deadly leak unknown

November 17, 2014 LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — DuPont officials said Sunday it’s still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. more »»

Hagel: US speeding up training in Iraq

November 17, 2014 FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Hagel said U.S. more »»

Bay City Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

November 17, 2014 BAY CITY (AP) — A 31-year-old Green Beret from Bay City who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been killed fighting in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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