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Embrace a philosophy of pessimism. Every human will disappoint you, and you’ll do the same to them.
World leaders seem more interested in barricading their nations from the fallout of conflict than in dealing with its root causes.
Let’s pretend that the presidential candidates could have a serious debate.
When I called for my fellow progressives to welcome conservative academics on campus, readers were in agreement that I was dead wrong.
How I became the target of a hate-filled campaign.
Sound policy making by the Federal Reserve requires responding to conditions as they are, not as policy makers might wish they were.
They’re from the government and they’re here to make you wait.
A ‘moral revolution’ won’t stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
Sanders puts two hostile voices on the party’s platform committee.
The challenge: Distancing themselves from Trump without alienating voters who like or despise him. One offsetting advantage: the Hillary effect.
Oversight will revert to the city from the state, but with safeguards to ensure that gains remain intact.
What if Jimmy from Georgia hadn’t been killed? And we’d all danced at his wedding instead?
Adrian Gonzalez stopped a few feet from first base and turned toward the Dodgers dugout. He pumped his first to celebrate breaking a deadlock at Citi Field. Standing on the dugout steps, Manager Dave Roberts saluted him. A two-run single by Gonzalez in the ninth inning of a 4-2 victory delivered...
Federal and state authorities in Mexico were conducting a massive search Sunday for a star Mexican soccer player kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas. Officials confirmed that  Alan Pulido — who plays professionally in Greece and was a member of Mexico’s 2014 World...
Libertarians pick Johnson again; Sanders sees California as the 'big enchilada" May 29, 2016, 7:43 p.m. Bernie Sanders continues to traverse California ahead of June 7 primary. In Orlando, Gary Johnson ekes out victory at Libertarian convention Sanders pledges to defeat Trump , but warns Clinton...
Junior pitcher Tanner Bibee of Mission Viejo has been selected the MVP of the Sea View League. First-team all-league: Zach Sanchez, Mission Viejo; Jake Spillane, Mission Viejo; Joey Garman, Mission Viejo; Chad Crosbie, Trabuco Hills; Cooper Uhl, Trabuco Hills; Riley Glenn, San Juan Hills; Jack...
An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash in Corona, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Philip Borja, 25, was pronounced dead at a Riverside hospital after the Friday afternoon crash that involved two cars and two motorcycles, according to the Corona Police...
SERIES So You Think You Can Dance The contestants this time around will be much younger — between the ages of 8 and 13  — as this competition kicks off its 13th season.  Dance star Maddie Ziegler, 13,  joins Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe at the judges’ table, and Cat Deeley returns...
Across the planet, the fight to help wild animals survive against human encroachment usually produces predictable results: People win. Animals lose. That's why the comeback of the monarch butterfly in Mexico, or the resurgence of wild tigers in Asia, inspires headlines and hopes that conservationists...
Millions of Americans take statins to cut their risk of heart disease. Study after study has shown these drugs, introduced in the late 1980s, to be effective. But how do they function? For years researchers believed that statins worked by lowering cholesterol in the blood. Over the decades the...
The only thing we like more than a good debate is resolving one: The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are the best NBA team of all time. Swish. But we're not just about pretty shots here. We believe in playing defense, too, in this case protecting the Bulls' legacy in the face of a challenge by the rising...
In today's world, the threats we face are constantly changing, and the government's ability to keep America safe relies on its capacity to adapt quickly to these new and evolving threats. In the years following 9/11, the U.S. made significant changes to our intelligence and law enforcement capabilities...
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Teachers Union hosted a rally designed to gin up support for a potential teacher strike. The rally included closing remarks from a teacher — not a union member because she teaches at a private school — who yelled into the microphone, "F--- the police, f--- CPD, f--- the...
What about Mike Madigan? Those four words sum up the bulk of the critical responses to my column Wednesday, in which I argued that Bruce Rauner has been an epic failure as governor of Illinois. If Rauner deserves an F for his first 15 months in office — a highly polarized time in which the state's...
The irony may be that her urge for privacy produces the opposite of what she needs.
Obama is ignoring how the Sissi regime foments anti-U.S. propaganda and cracks down on human rights.
The president does not apologize for the bomb. He acknowledges the uncertainties in moral realism.
Help the nation, and yourself, understand what our sacrifices mean.
A new report shows more Americans doing better, but consumers are still wary because of past financial shocks.
Excerpts from a conversation with Thomas de Maizière.
Ask questions and listen to the answers. I wish I had done that with my friend before his suicide.   
The late-night comics on the youngest spelling bee contestant and his word-stumping moment   
Peter Neffenger met with USA TODAY's Editorial Board to discuss the outlook for the summer travel season.   
University's quest to punish single-gender organizations excludes women leaders from campus life.   
As loved ones struggle to heal, some confronted with misguided perceptions about payoffs   
TSA, Congress, airlines, passengers all share the blame for long security lines.   
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