Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2016 9:27:55 AM
By NORRIS BURKES
The Sacramento Bee
Memorial Day often takes me down "hero's highway."
This particular highway consisted of about a hundred feet of concrete from the helicopter-landing pad into the back door of the Air Force Field Hospital i ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:29:13 AM
If "the truth is out there," as they used to say on the old "X-Files" program, Hillary Clinton says she's eager to expose it.
No, she's not talking about her controversial email server, although an FBI investigation is looking into that, too.
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 11:28:10 AM
First, do no harm. Doctors get that. They embrace it. It's nevertheless the conclusion of a major study that medical mistakes kill at least 250,000 Americans a year, trailing only heart disease and cancer as a threat to human life. Here's an overly h ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:33:57 AM
Have you even been intruded upon by somebody else's public porn consumption?
A quiet young woman in one of my classes wanted to know if she could ask a question about college "etiquette" (her term). A sophomore who appeared not to be feeling quite ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:50:06 AM
By HEATHER WILHELM
Last July, Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison threw an entire ABC News roundtable for a loop with just two lines: "People terrified of the possibility of President Trump better vote, better get active, bette ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2016 9:37:31 AM
By JOEL MATHIS
and BEN BOYCHUK
Tribune News Service
On Monday, Gizmodo reported that a former Facebook contractor had revealed the company discriminates against conservative news and news sources when curating the site's "trending topics" s ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:22:54 AM
By MARC SCHEIPE and WILL REYNOLDS
Next week, Orlando, Fla., will host veterans from all over the world to compete in the 2016 Invictus Games. This international sporting competition taps into the power of sport to inspire reco ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:46:20 AM
One of them is a free trade-wary millionaire and political neophyte who locked up the Republican presidential nomination with promises to make America great and get the economy firing on all cylinders.
The other is Donald Trump.
As he's insulted, ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:27:16 AM
The rites of the graduation are commencing. In gyms, auditoriums and grassy quads, high school and college graduates will be treated, or subjected, to the great tradition of oratorical advice.
The most popular advice nowadays, grads be warned, is l ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 02, 2016 9:54:53 AM
wCoward that I am, I've always been afraid to watch that old movie "Thelma and Louise."
What stopped me was that car, the one they drove off the cliff together while holding hands, that gorgeous turquoise 1966 Thunderbird convertible hurtling into ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:52:36 AM
I registered as a Democrat in 1980, shortly after I turned 18. I was fairly apolitical and picked that party because I (wrongly) assumed that most of my relatives were registered with the party of JFK. We were Catholics, after all, mostly working cla ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:22:55 AM
We live in a country where people think it's okay for has-been rock stars to cancel concerts because of their beliefs, but it's not okay for bakers, florists and photographers to do the same.
We also live in a nation controlled by very confused peo ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 9:17:27 AM
By JOHN KASS
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two most disliked candidates ever to run for president of the United States.
I don't mean perhaps. I mean really. And if they win their party nominations, it will only get ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:03:27 AM
By MARIEL GARZA
Los Angeles Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week officially blamed the Zika virus for causing birth defects in infected mothers. It's something that everyone believed to be true, but everyone has been ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:19:17 AM
Banning texting while driving is pretty easy for states to do. Creating a policy that actually reduces texting while driving seems especially difficult.
Only four states have decided not to ban all drivers from texting while driving. Those four onl ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2016 9:27:09 AM
By MEGHAN DAUM
Los Angeles Times
During the last year, have you purchased domestic, mass-market beer to stock your own fridge? Have you patronized Applebee's or Chili's? During the 2014-2015 television season, did you regularly watch "Scandal, ...
Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:02:09 PM
We have reached the point in the 2016 presidential campaign where everyone needs to go look at some pictures of capybaras.
What, you ask, is a capybara? It's a preposterously large South American rodent -- imagine a guinea pig the size of a large d ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:27:55 AM
And once again America reaches for the Tylenol after wrenching its collective back recoiling from the wacky ugliness monopolizing the presidential election primary process, but this time, it's... the Democrats.
Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:24:55 AM
I'm crabby this time of year -- absolutely miserable, if you want to know the truth.
My taxes are due.
Every year at this time, I worry that I'll owe more than I think I will, and I will. No matter what I do, I generally owe our government $5,0 ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:38:28 AM
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There. That should be better. You see, one of ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2016 9:38:59 AM
By MARY CLARE REIM
The Heritage Foundation
It's bad enough that college students today have to juggle academic and social pressures while paying historically high tuition rates that often saddle them with years of debt. But now they're struggl ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:22:38 AM
Here's the salutation from an email that appeared in my inbox recently: "You liberal, tree hugging ACADEMIC [expletive]!" And then it turned ugly.
The writer asserts that "We conservatives" are tired of "you folks" in higher education who think they have a "b ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 9:38:52 AM
Go ahead, exhale a deep sigh of relief because our long national nightmare could very well be over. Yes, dear friends, Donald Trump might have bitten off more than he can chew and we may be mere moments away from combing him out of our hair for good. ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2016 9:50:42 AM
By RICK JENSEN
Cagle Cartoons syndicate
Hillary says she won't debate Bernie Sanders again unless he changes his tone.
Bernie won't talk about the FBI's criminal investigation into Hillary's illegal email server, gunrunning to J ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:53:21 AM
How low can a presidential campaign go? In 2016, the answer to that question is find a snake belly and dig. Lower than the vertical zinc mines of Atlantis. This particular crew of candidates dived so deep in their race to the bottom, the plastic iPho ...