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"Tell me something," my neighbor Babble demanded. "Do you know whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat?" I really don't, Babble, I said. I don't recall hearing you speak highly of either political party. I've heard you curse a lot of politicians, but...
Robert Koehler"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." I think Archimedes was serious. I know we need to be. Now is the time to choose our future, as the Earth Charter declares. This means thinking big: embracing...
Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to summer. 1. Lake Michigan I love the lake in its lonelier seasons, too, but now, when the warmth comes back and the people come out, the lakefront reminds...
American VoicesMy mother went into paid work soon after my father's clothing store was flooded out in a hurricane, almost wiping him out. She had no choice. We needed the money. This was some two decades before a tidal wave of wives and mothers went into paid work....
The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique," which revealed the mind-numbing ennui of the mid-20th century American housewife, and a great deal of ink has been spilled describing how far we still...
I think Edith Bunker did more to liberate the caged American housewife than Betty Friedan ever did. The author of "The Feminine Mystique" is the one who identified the nameless dissatisfaction of women at home with the kids and the kitchen chores. But...
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Cal ThomasAddressing a meeting of Planned Parenthood last Friday, President Obama accused pro-lifers of wanting to "turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century." Like any decade, the '50s had its problems -- racism,...
Less than a week before the U.S. election, former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev berated America and all but endorsed the sitting president and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner at an event I attended in Houston. Speaking last Thursday from a...
Over the past 40 years, college wrestling programs have been in a frequently unsuccessful fight for their lives. Nearly half of the 147 Division I wrestling programs that existed in 1982 are gone. Athletic directors would lop off wrestling teams, then...
The Hartford CourantThe bombs did not stop a field trip of first-graders from making a picnic lunch on the sidewalk outside the Old South Meeting House Tuesday afternoon. No, the gruesome pressure cooker devices did not dissuade a Kansas City couple from setting out for...
WASHINGTON -- When I met Margaret Thatcher she was out of office, watching with more than a touch of amusement as her successor, John Major, meandered from crisis to disappointment to sticky wicket. Major seemed in thrall to events, not in command of...
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