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  • There's a better way to do immigration reform

    Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn't have to be. When the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of comprehensive reform in a decade. Here's a good rule: Three strikes, you're out. It's time for a different approach. Congress should forget comprehensive reform and try for pragmatic and incremental change instead.
  • Michael Smerconish: California leads way in workable political initiatives

    With Election Day two weeks from Tuesday, I wanted to take the national pulse from California, where I just spent a few days. I know what you're thinking: California doesn't have a U.S. Senate election this year at the top of the ticket, Jerry Brown seems...

    Removal of healthy breast doesn't improve odds against cancer, study says

    MIAMI Many women who undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy to remove a healthy breast along with a diseased breast do not need to, but might do so for peace of mind. When Sandra Perez, a Pembroke Pines mother of two was diagnosed with cancer in...

    Ethnic aristocracies have no place in modern America

    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...

    Senior Focus: Exercise, eat right, look to the future to thwart Alzheimer's

    With the passing of each month I become more convinced that the key to preventing Alzheimer's disease is physical exercise and a Mediterranean diet with lots of extra virgin olive oil. The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive...