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Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against him? Answer: That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe … more
WASHINGTON - Even though an estimated 115 million Americans rushed to malls and big-box stores for Black Friday sales, others were reporting that the annual spend-a-thon has lost its bang. Gone is the thrill of the stampede, the fist fights over … more
It's been a tough era for Davos Man, the personification of the great and the good who meet in the World Economic Forum in that Swiss ski resort every January. The rebukes just keep coming. The European debt crisis. Brexit. Donald Trump. And now, … more
WASHINGTON - Thanksgiving is a splendid holiday but also a useful one. It reminds us that gratitude is a virtue. We owe the most satisfying parts of our lives to others and fool ourselves if we imagine otherwise. We usually begin, rightly, by … more
WASHINGTON - Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity, including: A … more
CHICAGO - Let's be real: Sometimes it's just plain hard to give thanks. It may be because of personal issues like a job loss, a death in the family, the end of a relationship or an illness. Or it could be the accumulation of terrible events in … more
How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill'' this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be "a light unto the nations''? To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues … more
A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for … more
WASHINGTON - It seems more than coincidence that the first year of Donald Trump's presidency coincides with a trend that was heretofore unrecognized - groping. Gropers abound, it seems. From Harvey Weinstein to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy … more
WASHINGTON - The scenario that personal finance and credit experts feared most about the heist of consumer data from Equifax may already be underway: Criminals are using the stolen information to apply for mortgages, credit cards, student loans, … more
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