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  • America's 'toughest sheriff' has a soft spot for animals

    America's 'toughest sheriff' has a soft spot for animals
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, AZ, puts animals in jail -- and he's proud of it. "I believed from the start that working with animals softens hardened criminal types," says the man who proudly touts himself as the nation's toughest sheriff,...
  • John Kass: Embattled Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton should swap war stories

    If this NBC news anchor thing doesn't work out for Brian Williams, I've got the perfect job for the guy: Hillary Clinton's press secretary. Or better yet, as the New Commander McBragg. The problem is that Commander McBragg is a cartoon character from...
  • Rachel Marsden: The downside of globalization and an interconnected world

    PARIS -- Massive interconnectivity in our era has ironically resulted in self-isolation, self-delusion and aggression -- for individuals and nation-states alike. Did anyone predict that the perception of close proximity fostered by globalization and...
  • Ask Amy: 'Grandma' honorific offends son-in-law

    Ask Amy: 'Grandma' honorific offends son-in-law
    Dear Amy: The birth of my children has caused my father and me to reconnect after many years of no contact. During that time, he remarried (for the third time) a very nice lady who has been instrumental in getting us back on speaking terms. She always...
  • Declawing with a laser is still inhumane and unnecessary

    Declawing with a laser is still inhumane and unnecessary
    Q: I was told that it's possible to humanely declaw cats with a laser. My two kittens are dangerous with their claws. Would this be a good choice? -- C.S., via cyberspace A: No offense, but I'm unsure how kittens might be perceived as "dangerous." It's...
  • Ask Amy: Twins come up with solution that doubles the trouble

    Ask Amy: Twins come up with solution that doubles the trouble
    Dear Amy: I am a father of 17-year-old twin daughters graduating soon from high school. I divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife remarried immediately; I have not. My daughters live primarily with their mother and stepfather in a home in the country. My...
  • Military and police dogs deserve to be treated as heroes, too

    Here's the dictionary definition of a hero: "A person admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities, as achieved with altruistic intent. Typically a hero doesn't boast about his or her achievements." This definition...
  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Rachel Marsden: China's torrid Middle Eastern affair

    PARIS -- While surfing the Internet on Valentine's Day, I came across a love story so poignant that I just have to share it with you. I'm taking really hot and heavy -- as in actual fire. I noticed a banner advertisement for an event in Riyadh, Saudi...
  • Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates earns Polk Award for commentary

    Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates earns Polk Award for commentary
    Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates has won a prestigious journalism award for his ground-breaking and exhaustively researched essay on the obstacles that African-Americans have faced in building wealth. "The Case for Reparations," the June 2014 cover...
  • Ask Amy: Bad chemistry between preschoolers spoils play dates

    Ask Amy: Bad chemistry between preschoolers spoils play dates
    Dear Amy: A good friend of mine from college has a preschool-age daughter, the same age as mine. I love seeing my friend, but our daughters do not get along. Neither girl can share with the other, and my friend's daughter is a bit too aggressive for my...