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  • Liberals storm California's bedrooms

    I have a slightly different take on California's recent decision to regulate college sex. Don't get me wrong: I think it's beyond idiotic, unworkable, even borderline Orwellian. We'll get to all that. But I also think it's incredibly useful. You see, for...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Regarding political differences, just blame biology

    In an age of heightened political correctness, the suggestion that a person's political orientation might be related to physiology, genes or brain development would probably be considered gauche if not wholly offensive. One isn't born with a propensity...
  • Making a big decision? Balance your needs with the people you love

     Making a big decision? Balance your needs with the people you love
    Whether it's what to eat for breakfast — a doughnut or egg whites — or even what kind of car to buy, nearly all of our decisions will have some effect on our lives. It's the major decisions, though — involving careers, choosing a...
  • A philosopher's guide to decision-making: First, trust yourself

    A philosopher's guide to decision-making: First, trust yourself
    Often the most stressful part of making a decision is the possibility of making the wrong choice. We spend hours pondering the "what ifs" and soliciting advice from confidants. Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, said we devote...
  • Redskins maintain optimism amid three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange By David Elfin, The Sports Xchange Redskins maintain optimism amid three-game skid ASHBURN, Va. -- The optimist would note that after getting crushed by the New York Giants 45-14 at home 11 nights earlier, the Washington Redskins...
  • Wrong ideological choice has cost Obama dearly

    Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly. Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people running the...
  • Art exhibit gives rare, personal glimpse of young Bruce Lee

    SEATTLE Although he was floundering at the University of Washington with a 1.84 GPA in March 1962, Bruce Lee was teeming with confidence and ambition, as if he knew success was around the corner. And he could smell it. He filled an endless stream of...
  • Last child's senior year is graduation to a new life for mom, too

    The lasts are coming hard and fast. Last soccer game. Last homecoming dance. Last parent-teacher conference. It's my last child's last year in high school and the last time he'll ever ask me to borrow a 12-pack of toilet tissue so he can tee-pee a...
  • ECB's readiness to act again doesn't mean it should do so now: Weidmann

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has moved toward a "quantitative easing philosophy" but should not automatically use its remaining policy tools right away, Governing Council member Jens Weidmann said. The ECB has cut interest rates to...
  • U.S. justices scratch chins over prison beard lengths

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices, hearing an important religious rights case on Tuesday, expressed doubt over whether the state of Arkansas can justify preventing a Muslim inmate from having a beard. The court appears likely to grant...
  • Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s 'inner GPS'

    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - British-American John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's navigation system and giving clues as to how strokes and Alzheimer's disrupt it. The...