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Random thoughts on the passing scene

December 31, 2014 Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. more »»

George H.W. Bush released from hospital

December 31, 2014 HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. more »»

Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Barack Obama hasn’t ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. more »»

A look at some new Mich. laws signed Tuesday

December 31, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed 44 bills. more »»

Thousands protest near the Kremlin

December 31, 2014 MOSCOW — Several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in... more »»

Liberia eases up on cremation order for Ebola victims

December 31, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s government announced Tuesday that it will allow families to bury Ebola victims in a special plot of land instead of requiring that the bodies be cremated so as not... more »»

How to survive your holiday

December 30, 2014 Holidays would be so much easier if they took place around a photo wall of all of us when we were young and lovable. This has been my theory for some time now, and I'm sure I'm right. Definitel. more »»

What if it’s true?

December 30, 2014 Editor's note: This is a “classic” Cal Thomas column, which originally ran December 201. more »»

17 hospitalized after Texas high-rise fire

December 30, 2014 CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people remained hospitalized Monday following a fire that killed five residents at a senior-living facility near San Antonio, a city official said. more »»

British patient being treated for Ebola

December 30, 2014 LONDON (AP) — A health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital, Scottish authorities said Monday. more »»

Funding lags for sex-trafficking victims

December 30, 2014 As awareness of America’s sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat i. more »»

Dear GOP: Show, don’t tell

December 29, 2014 Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here’s something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The “P” in POTUS stands for “President,”... more »»

Democrats can’t be Dad

December 29, 2014 Democrats have done very well politically by convincing voters that they are, in a very broad sense, on the side of the little guy. more »»

A Christmas from the heart

December 27, 2014 Out of my three children, two of them have October birthdays. more »»

Cast reflects on challenge of adapting Sondheim

December 27, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — “Into the Woods, who knows what may be lurking on the journey?” goes a lyric from the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim musical. more »»

Court denies Polanski sex case dismissal

December 27, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when a judge rejected a motion for a new hearing. more »»

Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry

December 27, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. more »»

The government problem

December 27, 2014 Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. more »»

The rape on campus epidemic

December 27, 2014 The total discrediting of Rolling Stone's story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on... more »»

Up-Lyft-ing Xmas Tale

December 27, 2014 On Christmas Eve, if you saw a fat man in a sleigh distributing presents, you could have told him he was in violation of several government regulations. more »»

 
 
 

 

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