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It wasn’t some other guy who came along that I found more acceptable. It was another dog.
Why merely believing something that is true doesn’t qualify as real knowledge.
Access to everything and certainty about nothing. The Day of Judgment has given way to days of endless judgment.
A former prime minister of Australia argues that the success of the next climate change conference hangs on cooperation between the U.S., China, India and the E.U.
An approved all-expenses-paid trip highlights the need for the House Ethics Committee to apply far greater scrutiny.
If G.E. doesn’t complete the environmental cleanup job it has skillfully begun, a remarkable opportunity will be squandered.
Secretary Clinton relied on a political crony for backdoor intelligence.
The U.S. is right to resist China’s new territorial claims.
How to prevent a legal victory from becoming a political defeat.
What do we owe the Iraqi and Afghan ‘terps’ who fought with us in Iraq and Afghanistan? This Army vet is trying to save their lives.
Seventy years after World War II’s end, this Memorial Day would be a fitting time to visit a local monument.
George Eliot was right: “Marriage must be a relationship either of sympathy or conquest.”
Bigger is not necessarily better, some TV consumers said Monday after hearing the news of a proposed merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.
When it comes to California's roller-coaster finances, Gov. Jerry Brown has bent lawmakers and voters to his will, rejecting new spending programs, passing a temporary tax hike and strengthening the state's rainy-day fund.
Disney's “Tomorrowland” topped the box office over the Memorial Day weekend but fell short of expectations with an estimated four-day total of $41.7 million in the U.S. and Canada.
USC will make its first appearance in the NCAA baseball tournament since 2005 when the Trojans play Virginia on Friday in regional competition at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore.
Folk singer Karen Dalton released only two studio albums in her time before descending into lifelong addiction and dying homeless in New York City, but those recordings proved enough to nurture an obsessive fan base and bowl over a generation of interpreters.
There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here’s one more.
Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide.
The stories of two fallen Marines from two Illinois towns, who died nearly 72 years apart on very different missions abroad, crossed paths this month:
It was Sunday afternoon, the first of June, on Daniel Island, S.C. While walking our dog, Murphy, I came to realize I was paying an inordinate amount of attention to the lawns and hedges and plants. I stopped to admire the way a warm breeze moved through the tops of the trees. Cars passed on the...
The Memorial Day weekend of 1979 began beautifully, erasing memories of the record snowstorms that battered Chicago only months before. The mild Lake Michigan breezes, aroma of blossoms, and trees filled with robins stood in contrast to the snows that would turn out to be a footnote to world history.
It is difficult to fathom today the political firestorm that erupted more than 20 years ago when one of us called for sex education for the nation's youth, or the firestorm 14 years ago, when another of us released "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual...
Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in “flips.” “A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different,” the Wisconsin governor explained last week on Fox News. His altered views on immigration don’t count because he is not a legislator. “These are not votes,” he helpfully pointed out.Read full article >>
It’s time to worry about China. On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Just what would constitute a “crash” is murky. Already, China’s sizzling rate of economic growth has declined from 10 percent annually — the average from the late 1970s until 2011 — to 7 percent, which is still high by historical standards. The question is whether the deceleration continues and growth goes much lower. Read full article >>
Venezuela is afflicted with the world’s highest inflation, its second highest murder rate and crippling shortages of food, medicine and basic consumer goods. Its authoritarian government is holding some 70 political prisoners, including the mayor of Caracas and senior opposition leader Leopoldo López, and stands accused by human rights groups of illegal detentions, torture and repression of independent media.Read full article >>
Because so many Republicans want to be president — or at least pretend they do — debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.Read full article >>
The Revolutionary War and the Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. Now a senator from Virginia is determined that today’s war shall not continue indefinitely without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement congruent with the Constitution’s text and history. Read full article >>
I have no idea where I will be at 3 p.m. Monday, when a national moment of remembrance takes place, but Memorial Day will be very much on my mind. Monday is the day to pause and give a moment of respect to those who, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation, served, fought and died in behalf of our nation.Read full article >>
Agency set up to enforce campaign laws after Watergate scandals is mired in partisan stalemate.   
Candidates can spend less time fundraising and more time talking to voters.   
Trusting federal housing subsidies to save the city is triumph of hope over experience.   
Los Angeles lawmakers voted last week to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.   
Charter schools in Texas can make college graduates out of the poorest of America's poor.   
America's inventors deserve credit for their work, but Obama dismisses them as lucky.   
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