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  • Cuba libre!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please add the accent mark to libre in this column.) Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative...
  • Blood pressure apps may be dangerously wrong

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Millions of people could be trying to measure their blood pressure with untested, inaccurate and potentially dangerous smartphone applications, or apps, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the top 107 apps...
  • Pittsburgh judge grants US more time to prepare appeal of immigration ruling

    PITTSBURGH A federal judge on Tuesday granted the Justice Department extra time to prepare its appeal of his ruling last week that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution in issuing an executive order delaying deportation for millions of...
  • U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York said he would not resign from Congress following his guilty plea on Tuesday to a federal felony tax charge. "As long as I'm able to serve, I'm going to," said Grimm, who noted he easily won a third term in...
  • Congress must show gratitude to military

    Congratulations to Congress for having enough foresight (and cooperative spirit, for once) to pass legislation that will create a separate fund, outside the regular defense budget, to build the next generation of ballistic missile submarines. The...
  • Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot

    Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot
    Watching Edward Snowden is interesting for me. In the 1990s, freshly graduated from a top liberal arts college, I found myself in a job with a Top Secret security clearance. I would have loved to brag to my former classmates — and the rest of...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration. In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
  • Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be linked to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras....
  • May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature

    May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature
    This year I've been pleasantly haunted by a gift I received 50 years ago: a new moral vision for nature, courtesy of the Wilderness Act of 1964. For most Americans, this law faded into history, quickly overshadowed by the higher moralities associated...
  • Exiting O.C. Supervisor Moorlach weighs state Senate run

    After eight years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and more than a decade before that as the county treasurer, John Moorlach now finds himself in the midst of emptying out his office. But where exactly the Costa Mesa resident will be unpacking...
  • Banking on Washington

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Dec. 16: As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, "Who does Congress work for?" She...