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Posted at 12:01 AM

Fighting terrorist organizations is not like fighting wars of years past.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 12:23 PM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also retiring from Congress. This concludes a...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 11:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Is the right to counsel in America’s courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court appointed...

Posted Sep 20, 2015 at 5:30 AM

The GOP presidential hopefuls held their second debate last week. It proved to have more substance, and was more revealing, than the first.

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 11:51 AM

“Corporations can only commit crimes through flesh and blood people,” declared Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates. She made the statement in an interview regarding important new rules which emphasize prosecuting individuals as well as banks...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 11:49 AM

I didn’t watch the first Republican Primary debate for a couple of good reasons.

Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Taking steps in development can mean new challenges and satisfactions. It also can mean giving up or letting go of earlier gratifications along with less age appropriate behavior. The first steps in this process in one sense, is true of a baby’s...

Posted Sep 13, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Kim Davis swore an oath to uphold the law and has violated that oath.

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