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‘Crapitalism’

July 5, 2014 There’s capitalism, and then there’s “crapitalism” — crony capitalism. more »»

Things no one told me about sex and credit cards

July 4, 2014 I spend 40 percent of my adult life saying, “What? Why didn't anyone ever tell me that?” The topics vary from the importance of having a credit card with a rewards program (I just now got clued into... more »»

Economic freedom

July 4, 2014 A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: “‘The market will take care of everything,’ they tell us. ... more »»

The little giant

July 3, 2014 Back in the dark days — before the invention of cable news, texting and Twitter — there were a couple-dozen, mostly newspaper, almost all male reporters who covered U.S. politics nearly full time. more »»

Civil rights journey far from finished

July 3, 2014 But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep” —Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of “manifold evils.” Sen. more »»

Stay cool and be safe in hot weather

July 3, 2014 Although we may see significant news about the deaths of young athletes due to heat, older adults and senior citizens are more likely to be at risk for serious effects of heat due to the body’s... more »»

Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle... more »»

Thank you Washington Redskins

July 1, 2014 Increasingly in my travels, a person will discover I’m from Cleveland and want to talk about Chief Wahoo. Thank you, Washington Redskins, for this sign of progress. more »»

Half way is still only half way

July 1, 2014 “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” — Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of “manifold evils.” Sen. more »»

GM won’t limit crash compensation

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash. more »»

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul... more »»

N. Korea preparing to try 2 Americans

July 1, 2014 TOKYO — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it. more »»

Ukrainian cease-fire expires, no extension yet

July 1, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels have not handed back border posts, laid down their weapons or fulfilled other conditions, Ukraine’s president said Monday in a phone call with the leaders of... more »»

Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

July 1, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done,... more »»

Temptation of wishful thinking on Iran

June 30, 2014 PARIS — An estimated 50,000 Iranian exiles and supporters from Europe and North America are here to remind the world that no cooperation with the brutal, expansionist regime in Tehran can possibly... more »»

Warren can take advantage of Clinton

June 30, 2014 Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment. In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. more »»

The way to stop corporate lawbreakers

June 27, 2014 Earlier this month, GM released the results of its internal investigation about why it failed to respond to an ignition switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. more »»

Should Amazon just take over?

June 27, 2014 It’s the darnedest thing. Only a select few sites grace the bookmark bar topping my Web browser. Amazon.com is one. And Amazon is the only retailer to make the cut. more »»

Hispanics sour on Obama as illegals cross boarder

June 27, 2014 What should Republican lawmakers do about immigration? That’s been a simmering source of controversy ever since George W. more »»

 
 

 

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