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The Juice is Loose: O.J. Simpson has served his time; now maybe he can fade into obscurity

Published Jul. 22 2017

The news Thursday that the onetime beloved actor and former football star who became America's most famous acquitted murder suspect...

Cheers & Jeers

Published Jul. 22 2017

CHEERS: Not sure who is responsible, but was almost brought to tears when I noticed someone had left kiddie pools...

Congress, Trump must rise to occasion

Published Jul. 22 2017

Senate Republicans' efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act collapsed suddenly this week after seven years of criticism. The defection...

They're porking out with your money

Published Jul. 22 2017

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to eliminate governmental waste and fraud, just released its "2017...

Islamic State threat isn't going away

Published Jul. 22 2017

The Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate, the brutal "state" the extremist group ruled for three years in Syria and Iraq, is...

Sweltering Prisons: Should Texas inmates be provided air conditioning?

Published Jul. 21 2017

Many Americans think prison inmates have it too easy. The popular idea is that inmates lounge around watching TV or...

The surprising joys—yes, joys—of flying with children

Published Jul. 21 2017

The woman across the aisle on a recent flight gave me a knowing look.

Rethinking Donald Sr. and Jr. and the secrets they keep

Published Jul. 21 2017

After all of the negative Trump news that's been pouring over us, it's time somebody in my biz said a...

Adoptive Forfeiture: Sessions wrong to bring back extortionate federal program

Published Jul. 20 2017

Imagine you are traveling down the interstate, possibly going on vacation or making a final move to another city. You...

Air Force has dug into the equivalent of trench warfare

Published Jul. 20 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—It is said that America's armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such...

GOP has managed to produce gridlock all by itself

Published Jul. 20 2017

The sudden collapse of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's health-care bill on Monday was much more than a tactical setback for...

And yet another shooting

Published Jul. 20 2017

A woman in a normally quiet neighborhood hears a disturbance late Saturday night behind her home. She calls the Minneapolis...

What Price Pot?: City should get its share, but also be wary of market forces

Published Jul. 19 2017

The price of pot just went up.

Taking stigma out of mental health days

Published Jul. 19 2017

Kudos to web developer Madalyn Parker and her compassionate boss for helping us understand what "taking a mental health day"...

Both parties created health-care mess

Published Jul. 19 2017

For months, I've been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living...

A blast from the past: Here's Ronnie!

Published Jul. 19 2017

While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on "The Tonight Show," hosted by Johnny Carson....

Legislative Privilege: Texas claim in redistricting trial leaves bad impression

Published Jul. 18 2017

When the Texas Legislature changed district voting lines after the 2010 Census, there was immediate controversy.

The hypocrisy about Russia from left and right

Published Jul. 18 2017

I am a member of the last generation that grew up thinking the Soviet Union was a godless, murderous regime...

It's not too hard to imagine a better world, is it?

Published Jul. 18 2017

In GinaLand, everybody would be able to change a diaper, change a tire, change the dressing on a wound and...

A federal court reaffirms the right to film police

Published Jul. 18 2017

Another federal appeals court has ruled that people have a First Amendment right to videotape police in public and that...

Rabid: Arkansas dog first in state to test positive in two decades

Published Jul. 17 2017

There was a time when rabies was a dreaded disease across the U.S.

Haters of higher education

Published Jul. 17 2017

The Pew Research Center recently polled Americans about their views on some major societal institutions, and much of the results...

In the Trump era, we need to trust media, but can we?

Published Jul. 17 2017

Unless you were hiding under a rock for the entirety of 2016, you knew that the first year of Donald...