Jay Ambrose: How equality can breed poverty

Jay Ambrose: How equality can breed poverty

The book’s title was “From Dawn to Decadence,” it was about the past 500 years of Western culture, the author was the brilliant, lat...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


Lori Borgman: Are you a ‘fridge half-empty or half-full sort of person?

Lori Borgman: Are you a ‘fridge half-empty or half-full sort of person?

The husband noted that the refrigerator was bare again today.He then noted that I had been awake a lot the night before.He then came close to fulfilli...

January 21st, 2016 |  


George Will: China’s flawed ascent

George Will: China’s flawed ascent

WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-con...

January 21st, 2016 |  



Jerry Zezima: Trying to survive the skin game

Jerry Zezima: Trying to survive the skin game

For the past 40 years, which is how long I have been in journalism, I have had a nose for news. So I guess it was not surprising that the news I recei...

January 20th, 2016 updated: January 21st, 2016. |  


Dan K. Thomasson: The Iowa caucuses continue to make little sense

Dan K. Thomasson: The Iowa caucuses continue to make little sense

WASHINGTON — So once again the nation’s politicians, backed by the media, are about to turn the caucuses of a rural state into a significa...

January 20th, 2016 |  


John Grindrod: We often hurt the one we love, us

John Grindrod: We often hurt the one we love, us

As I look back on it, it really was one of the dumbest things I’ve done in a while. Engaging in the introspection that any self-destructive acti...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Michael Smerconish: Steven Avery might be guilty, but his trial wasn’t fair

Michael Smerconish: Steven Avery might be guilty, but his trial wasn’t fair

Kenneth Kratz was willing to answer all of my questions. Many these days are demanding answers from the former district attorney of Calumet County, Wi...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Christina Ryan Claypool: Finding purpose in life

Christina Ryan Claypool: Finding purpose in life

It was one of those phone calls that you don’t expect to get. No, it wasn’t a middle of the night crisis, rather an early morning candid c...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Doyle McManus: Is Bill Clinton’s past fair game?

Doyle McManus: Is Bill Clinton’s past fair game?

Is Bill Clinton’s sexual history fair game in the 2016 campaign? Donald Trump certainly thinks so.“Hillary is an enabler,” he said i...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Car talk: Maintenance follows a schedule

Car talk: Maintenance follows a schedule

Dear Car Talk:I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup with 210,000 miles. I change the automatic fluid whenever the transmission “feels” like i...

January 17th, 2016 |