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Throngs of self-styled conservatives and Republicans have now reached the thunderous realization that Donald Trump is not just a harmless clown. Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged to Chuck Todd that Trump’s rhetoric was incendiary, but insisted that this kind of inc…

An autopsy of Donald Trump’s presidency can proceed from an early example of his memorable utterances. On his 13th day in office, Feb. 1, 2017, the first day of Black History Month, he said: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized mor…

A House majority, including 10 Republicans, voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” The vote will initiate a trial in the Senate – but that trial will likely not be finished before Trump’s term of office comes to an end on Jan. 20.

On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln went to Richmond.

A few things, actually. But before we get to them, we must recognize last week’s insurrectionist rampage at the Capitol for what it was. It is being seen, and not wrongly, as the angry response of delusional right-wingers lied into believing a presidential election was stolen.

First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page is probably the most influential elite conservative outlet in the country. Fox News, talk radio and the rest may hold more sway with the grassroots, but the Journal has always been the gold standard for educated opinion shapers. Millions of busy people …

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When driving around the city of Clinton at night, you can spot them – a red porch light outside of a home, glowing in the darkness, or a yard light that throws a red hue into the night sky.

DEAR ANNIE: I’m 76 years old and need to know if I’m behind the times where etiquette is concerned. I have never been married and have not been around “young folks” a lot, so maybe I’m just behind the times.

Many elder millennials may have learned to manage money much like our parents did: waiting for statements to arrive in the mail, balancing checkbooks and paying in cash. But if you’re planning to impart the same lessons to your own children, ask yourself a few questions first.

Now that Donald Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud have been summarily dismissed by the courts, perhaps some attention can be paid to the true threat to free and fair elections: not voter fraud but systemic and massive voter suppression. Voter suppression, not voter fraud, could have cr…

When did we become so merciless? I’m not talking about the 18-year-old kid, featured in a New York Times article, who elected to torpedo a fellow student over a three-year-old video clip — though what he did was cruel. No, I’m talking about all of the supposed adults who created the world th…

DEAR ANNIE: Like so many others, I lost my old job because of COVID-19. I was a waitress in a small restaurant and bar. Now, I work in a yarn mill. I am not unfriendly with my co-workers, but don’t socialize with them, as we have very little in common. There is a former co-worker, who now is…

DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, I received the high-dose flu vaccine at my doctor’s office. It resulted in a severe case of SIRVA bursitis in my shoulder. I suffered for three months, taking Tylenol after getting two shots of steroid from my orthopedic surgeon and physical therapy. Since then…

DEAR ANNIE: Sometimes, in the course of conversation with someone who has an accent, I’ll find myself mimicking their speech. It’s entirely unintentional and embarrassing, and I’m sure it irritates the other person. I’ve had to explain multiple times to people of varying vernaculars that I’m…

COVID-19 has been a catalyst to create extreme poverty throughout the United States and all over the world. Unemployment and the closing of small businesses have created real hardships. People are having difficulty putting enough food on the table, paying student loans, taking care of rent, …

The year 2020 taught investors many important lessons. To start off the new year, I want to reflect back on the one that I feel is the most important to understand: Most things don’t matter. That may seem like a weird lesson to glean from such a tumultuous year, but bear with me on this.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old male disabled veteran. I started work out of high school in a factory where I did hard but not brutal work. Then went to Vietnam, where I injured my knee and had to be operated on. Next, I worked for an airline as a baggage handler then became a licensed ai…

It’s been a terrible year for the American worker, with a notable bright spot courtesy of one of the tech firms in the crosshairs of regulators and lawmakers.

DEAR ANNIE: My husband has a HUGE family. They gather every year between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a hotel for at least three days. They are planning to do so this year, during the pandemic. So far, most of them plan on going, which would be almost 80 people. They are coming from Flori…

DEAR DR. ROACH: Whenever I go to my local VA clinic for a checkup, I’m asked if I want the pneumonia vaccine. I’m 70, and I wonder if that vaccine has proven to be beneficial. Thank you. — L.B.

DEAR ANNIE: My son has been dating a girl for a little over three years. My husband and I really like her. Our son loves her. Here’s the problem: I have asked her before to help in the kitchen with meal preparation and cleanup, and she refuses.

If you believe, sensibly, that Congress’ diminished – mostly self-diminished – role in governance is regrettable, you should regret that Sen. Pat Toomey is leaving the Senate in 2022, upon completion of his second term. Last week, the Pennsylvania Republican showed why he will be missed in a…

The list of President Donald Trump’s pardons and clemencies so far looks a lot like a supermarket tabloid: In other words, a lot like Trump’s life itself. There’s Rod Blagojevich with his saucy smile, and there’s smug Joe Arpaio.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been using turmeric on my food for quite a while. I’ve noticed I’ve started having bouts of diarrhea. I found others’ reports of this when searching on the internet. I might quit taking it to see if the diarrhea ceases. Do you have any other information on contracting …

Everyone complains about failures of our political system. But our political system does not fail. Observed failures are symptoms of something larger. Our rejection of the pursuit and acceptance of objective truth is the failure.

To say it was shocking is the understatement of all time. For those of us living in the Bay Area, the news of the Jonestown Massacre was the equivalent of an earthquake, monsoon, and tornado striking at the same time.

Some heads snapped when Attorney General William Barr told the truth on Dec. 1. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

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There have been a lot of headlines in the past couple months about the rotation from the large growth and technology type stocks into the smaller and more cyclical type stocks.

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As a way of greeting, hugs spread a warmth that goes beyond words. And in a year of social distancing, one of the things we hear most often is how people miss hugging their loved ones.

We’re nearing the end of 2020, and it’s been a tough year. Our community has come together in ways that we never dreamed we would need to do.

No one will ever accuse President Donald Trump of being overly careful in his exercise of his pardon power.

‘Twas a month before a vaccine, when all through the house,

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