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  • What war on women? [Commentary]

    What war on women? [Commentary]
    Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the ...
  • Ask Amy: Teen's hospital tantrum sickens grandparents

    Ask Amy: Teen's hospital tantrum sickens grandparents
    Dear Amy: My 87-year-old husband suffered a life-threatening medical problem. Two of our granddaughters — ages 22 and 17 — visited his hospital room. When he inquired about the 17-year-old's school performance, she melted down — crying...
  • Income equality? Check your facts

    Income equality? Check your facts
    We live in a world of perceived absolutes. Conservatives care only about the rich, liberals care only about the poor, nobody cares about the middle class. The rich are evil. The poor are lazy. Most of us know, at least deep down, that none of those...
  • Ask Amy: Vacation expense question should be asked outright

    Ask Amy: Vacation expense question should be asked outright
    Dear Amy: Next month I am going on vacation with a friend and we are staying at my family's vacation home. Since there will be no hotel expenses and many of our meals will be supplied by my family, I am wondering if it would be appropriate for me to...
  • Ask Amy: Sleepy student's girlfriend a nightmare

    Ask Amy: Sleepy student's girlfriend a nightmare
    Dear Amy: I am at university and value my sleep. Along with caffeine, sleep helps me get through the day. I find sleep relaxing, pleasurable, and frankly, a human necessity. I am in love with someone, however, who has the most erratic sleep patterns I'...
  • You want a war? Pay for it

     You want a war? Pay for it
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
  • Debates about war protocol hamstring our defense efforts

    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can't stop laughing. The Washington Post's media blogger, Erik Wemple, called it an "insane" idea...
  • Ask Amy: Grandmother frets about questions following divorce

    Ask Amy: Grandmother frets about questions following divorce
    Dear Amy: I am 65; my husband is 67. We have been married for 13 years. Now we are divorcing. He will be leaving our state after the divorce, when he retires, and won't be returning. My husband has been a step-papa to my grandchildren. The older...
  • Packers and Bears appear headed in different directions

     Packers and Bears appear headed in different directions
    It's comical to imagine the Bears can exact fierce revenge Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field. Even an Old Testament-style "smiting" by the home team isn't going to return any yesterdays or erase past disaster. With apologies to sports...
  • Ask Amy: Buried feelings resurface over long-ago cheating

    Ask Amy: Buried feelings resurface over long-ago cheating
    Dear Amy: I married my girlfriend when we were 17. She was pregnant. We have been married for over 25 years. Our marriage has been happy and successful. The issue is that she cheated on me before we got married. I spent the summer with family out of...
  • Ask Amy: Parents of cyberharassment victim seek advice

    Ask Amy: Parents of cyberharassment victim seek advice
    Dear Amy: My 25-year-old daughter briefly dated a man she met in church last December. After one month, she ended the friendship (he was too emotionally needy). He continues to pursue her by constant texting and emailing. She says he alternates...