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Studying ISIS, and ourselves

January 6, 2015 The commander of American Special Operations in the Middle East, Major Gen. Michael K. Nagata, is reported to be seeking help in learning why the Islamic State is so dangerous. more »»

There is no one behind the wheel

January 5, 2015 There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet: “The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. more »»

Who had the worst year? Jonathan Gruber

January 5, 2015 Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of the Affordable Care Act, may well have had the worst year in American public life. more »»

Does success create happiness or happiness breed success?

January 3, 2015 While at Harvard, Shawn Anchor (2010) served as a Proctor at the Residence Halls with the task of guiding undergraduate students through their personal and academic challenges. more »»

Don’t use quotation marks for emphasis

January 3, 2015 There are a lot of ways you can accentuate a word. You can bold it, italicize it, underline it, but what you shouldn’t do is use quotation marks. more »»

North Korea’s inglorious hackers

January 2, 2015 If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I’d sketch a chubby imp dressed in a diaper, sporting a chia Mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on Earth while straddling a... more »»

‘Annie’ is a big, fun, campy disaster

January 2, 2015 “Annie” is a contemporary remake of the classic 1977 musical that fails to live up to its source material or stand alone as a good film, but, at times, does so with winning gusto. more »»

Nobody will be punished for torture

December 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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