Focus now returns to the economy
Well they finally did it – raised the debt ceiling. Now everything is cool again and we can all go back to enjoying life and watching the economic recovery unfold. Well, maybe not.
Lower your cooling costs in summer heat
The summer heat wave burning up most of the country is sending power bills soaring. Use these easy tips to cool down your energy costs and your home.
Political speak on debt crisis requires translation
I’ve always appreciated translators. On the few occasions I’ve been in foreign countries, I would have been lost without their help.
So, since I can’t pay them back directly and since I have become bilingual in understanding the great divide between political speech and normal speech, I’m offering to show my gratitude to them by translating for you.
Will America heed warning signs from public education?
According to tradition, King Louis XV knew France was sliding toward destruction. The vibrant empire handed down by previous kings was trembling on its foundations. When his advisers implored him to take corrective action, he is said to have replied, “Après moi, le deluge” — After me comes the flood.
And I thought marriage was easier as time wore on
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, are separated. Their perfectly scripted press release explained how they need time apart to work on their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
Improving Services for Victim’s Families
In an ideal world, every obituary would simply list natural causes as the reason for death. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Accidents and senseless acts of violence can have horrific effects on innocent people, including loved ones.
Inches to Go
Every Super Bowl Sunday, my wife LouAnn and I have talked about how neat it would be to see the game in person, to take in the spectacle of the biggest sporting event of the year.
We repeated that wish last weekend, even though we were just a few feet from the field where the NFL championship was played.
Duncan calls for rewriting No Child Left Behind
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called for a move away from a "one size fits all" standard for education as federal lawmakers start to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.
Mental illness demands health care reform
Can the shooting tragedy in Arizona be used to create real progress in American society?
And at the same time, can it give Democrats and Republicans something to agree on in terms of health care reform?
Angry rhetoric was background for Arizona shooting
To understand the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., last Saturday, consider the words of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik:
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