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Editorial: Hooray for convictions

posted: 07/06/2015 4:19 a.m. Comments 5

What a country. What a Constitution. What a First Amendment. What a time and place to be alive, and celebrate this week, this great anniversary week, with, as John Adams said, pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and iluminations.

Editorial: Early, crazy polls

posted: 07/06/2015 4:18 a.m. Comment 1

We saw a report the other day that Donald Trump had made it all the way to 10 percent in an early poll out of Iowa.

Others say: Love thy planet

posted: 07/06/2015 4:17 a.m. Discuss

Pope Francis, in his recent encyclical "Laudato Si," aligned himself with the overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made climate change, affirming its reality and calling for immediate action to ease its effects.

Columnists: The worst agreement

posted: 07/06/2015 4:15 a.m. Discuss

The devil is not in the details. It's in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama's fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

Columnists: The president on a roll

posted: 07/06/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Even without knowing the latest news, you can tell something is up by the glowering super-conservatives and the grinning ultra-liberals. The rest of us are just watching in amazement at what seems like a kaleidoscope of change.

Guest writer: Just walk away

posted: 07/06/2015 3:52 a.m. Comments 2

A nuclear-armed Iran would be a threat to the United States, our allies and the world as a whole.

Setting the odds (Part II)

posted: 07/06/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Last week's column laid odds for the long-shot contenders seeking the GOP presidential nomination, from former New York Gov. George Pataki, at 500-1, to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (40-1).


posted: 07/06/2015 3:47 a.m. Comments 2

Is there anybody else out there like me? I spent most of a recent evening about to throw up. The TV showed men kissing men (as in "You may kiss the bride."). Which was which?

Commentary: Who said that?

posted: 07/06/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

How many organizations are you affiliated with?

Column One: My own speech code

posted: 07/05/2015 1:57 a.m. Comments 22

Now it is The Hon. Barack Obama who has run afoul the Language Police after using the forbidden word in an interview the other day, even if only to warn against its use. "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public," the president opined. Naturally he drew fire from our instant censors, who demanded that he find a way around the unspeakable word if he couldn't drop it entirely.

Do it yourself

posted: 07/05/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

After 12 years working as an engineer for a Fortune 500 company, I quit my management job to become an auto mechanic. I traded high heels and an air-conditioned office for boots, Dickies and grime-covered hands. The reason was simple: I was tired of feeling like an auto airhead and getting scammed by the male-dominated car-care industry.

You can't always get what you want

posted: 07/05/2015 1:56 a.m. Comments 3

Most of us learn early on that we don't always get what we want. Part of growing up is bumping up against our own limits, discovering that no matter how much we try and want, no matter what the inspirational posters and the Hollywood movies tell us, there are some things we can never achieve. We can only run so fast, jump so high or think so deep.

Guest column: Fulfilling the Enlightenment dream

posted: 07/05/2015 1:53 a.m. Comment 1

On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. This landmark decision was a critical legal and moral victory for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, and for all others who support welcoming them into the fold of the American community.

Television is surviving digital takeover

posted: 07/05/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Within a year, Netflix will have more viewers than any of the three broadcast networks, a couple of analysts at FBR Capital Markets predicted recently. There are some caveats having to do with the differing ways that streaming and broadcast audiences are measured, but still, an 8-year-old streaming service now claims an audience of comparable size to major television networks that have been around since the dawn of TV.

The score on women's sports

posted: 07/05/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Women and sports are two topics about which people tend to be long on opinion, even if they're short on knowledge. So it's no surprise that women's sports are mired in misinformation. With the success of the U.S. women's soccer team in the World Cup, let's dispel five myths about women's athletics.

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