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Opinion - Columnists

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....

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...

Spring Lake Park will be better than ever

Published Jul. 16 2017

It looks like a giant dried-up mud puddle at the moment, its base dark and dank in places, its now-visible...

Nissan Titan XD

Published Jul. 16 2017

It was 28 years ago that an American auto executive confidently told me, "The Japanese will never figure out how...

What you need to know about independent used-car lots

Published Jul. 16 2017

Shoppers in search of an inexpensive used car often start with the used-car inventory at a new-car dealership. Some go...

Under the Hood: Leaking sunroof just the start of Acadia's issues

Published Jul. 16 2017

Brad, each corner of my 2008 Acadia's sunroof has a very small drain hole. When these get clogged, water leaks...

2017 VW Golf SportWagen an antidote to anonymity

Published Jul. 16 2017

We live in an age of self service.

Ducati adds Desert Sled to Scrambler line

Published Jul. 16 2017

Ducati introduced its Scrambler line of affordable, entry-level motorcycles in late 2014, marketing them as lifestyle vehicles and hoping to...

Congress won't act on war responsibilities

Published Jul. 16 2017

WASHINGTON—Predictably and sensibly, a three-judge panel of the nation's second-most important court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C....

The true confessions of a bad father

Published Jul. 16 2017

Moved more by perspiration than inspiration after a nasty tweet storm, I sat down recently and wrote an open letter...

Chaldeans fear deportation for good reason

Published Jul. 15 2017

The legal status of Eastern Christian immigrants to the United States requires special consideration, something worth keeping in mind as...

At long last, the smoking Russian gun

Published Jul. 15 2017

The unraveling mystery of whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russia just produced a smoking gun: those emails from...

U.K. conflict: The state is not God

Published Jul. 15 2017

Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict...

Has Russia robbed the GOP of its patriotic grandeur?

Published Jul. 14 2017

The Family Trump is outraged that the fake media has refused to take them at their word.

Drive toward electric-car future picking up speed

Published Jul. 14 2017

Let's talk about one of our favorite things: cars. And more specifically, how the internal combustion engine is on the...

Wage law kills jobs, but it's the thought that counts

Published Jul. 14 2017

Celebrity businessman Jon Taffer saves hospitality jobs for a living on the hit TV show "Bar Rescue." He helps small...

Can't somebody speed up baseball?

Published Jul. 13 2017

That didn't last long. A day after basking in the glow of the most watched All-Star Home Run Derby in...

Bold Saudi Arabia targets another neighbor

Published Jul. 13 2017

Over the past two years, Saudi Arabia has become a source of conflict in the Middle East when it formerly...

To benefit 300 million people, fix health care

Published Jul. 13 2017

Leftist policy tactics seldom fail to fail, as has been shown in Obamacare.

Fix what ails the 'rotting carcass' tax code

Published Jul. 13 2017

WASHINGTON—Cynics are said to be people who are prematurely disappointed about the future. Such dyspepsia is encouraged by watching Republicans...