One of the strangest aspects of political discussions these days is that the word "liberal" gets tossed around as an insult.
It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."
Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
They were fired up and ready to go home.
The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.
So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.
In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.
There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.
Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.
Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.
If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.
I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember.
The justice system in Mississippi is partially broken, and lawmakers have long ignored the most obvious fix -- a statewide public defender program.
Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two.
Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.
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