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President Obama, America’s Nero

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. more »»

Almanac

February 21, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2015. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

Sleaze in a $5,000 suit

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — When he was secretary of state, Henry Kissinger was often — and deliberately — seen in the company of attractive actresses, including Jill St. John and Candice Bergen. more »»

Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

February 20, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. more »»

Almanac

February 20, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2015. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. more »»

I lie, you lie, everybody lies

February 19, 2015 FLINT — “You know what Brian Williams’ biggest mistake was?” my back home pal Moon Dimple asked. more »»

Bobby Jindal for president?

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name is not first on most people’s list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least start paying attention to him. more »»

Almanac

February 19, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2015. There are 315 days left in the year. This is the Lunar New Year of the Goat. Today’s Highlight in History: On Fe. more »»

Glib ‘Happy Talk’

February 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Alfred E. Neuman said “What me worry?” on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. more »»

Bumpy learning curve for candidates in 2016 race

February 18, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re an aspiring presidential candidate, says professional crisis manager Eric Dezenhall, right now is “a great time to take a pratfall because it’s so far away from anything... more »»

Almanac

February 18, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2015. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

Your Lawmakers

February 18, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

Back to the 19th century

February 17, 2015 BERKELEY — My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a small barrage of criticism from people who contend that... more »»

Rand Paul backtracks on vaccines, college

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky eyes a presidential race, he’s likely to face questions about several contested or disproven statements he has made on various subjects. more »»

Almanac

February 17, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2015. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

Curb your pessimism

February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s tone of mild exasperation when tutoring the public often makes his pronouncements grating even when they are sensible. more »»

How They Voted

February 16, 2015 Only two roll call votes occurred in the full House and Senate this week. Two substantive committee votes are also described in this repor. more »»

Almanac

February 16, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2015. There are 318 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

Spontaneous Order

February 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one. more »»

Measles, Vaccines and Autism

February 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. more »»

 
 
 

 

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