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My dinner with the family of Justina Pelletier

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:59pm

In case you’ve ever wondered, when you take a psychiatrist to dinner (especially a forensic psychiatrist, like me), he doesn’t leave the office 100 percent.

What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:32pm

Gun control has largely been a top down effort.

Chicken Little 'science'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:17pm

The cult centered on "global warming" alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show "climate change" barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.

Facebook removes post about rancher Bundy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:07am

Your friendly neighborhood columnist has once again run afoul of Facebook’s elusive community standards. 

15 years after Columbine: What we still need to do to protect kids

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:42am

As the 15th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School approaches, it is time to take a serious look at how far we have come in protecting our schools. Here are three steps that we can take to help prevent another Columbine, Virginia Tech or Newtown massacre.

Easter 2014: Hope for the dead

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:00am

What is the connection between freedom and rising from the dead?

Why is Harry Reid so concerned with a local Nevada rancher?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:04pm

Doesn’t it strike anyone as strange that the U.S. Senate Majority Leader is so obsessed with a small rancher who hasn’t paid grazing fees?

Holy Week in Jerusalem: Remembering miracles

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:57pm

During the sacred week of Easter and Passover, Jerusalem’s streets are swept, sun-washed and graced by flowers of every color and fragrance, and sacred celebrations embrace both Jewish and Christian traditions, marking a season of miracles.

US still Israel's best friend but no longer its only friend

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:17pm

Israel is no longer an impoverished, embattled, emotionally needy client state. It is an emerging international power with options it never had before.

City utility drops 'Duck Dynasty' contest over LGBT fears

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:25pm

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has decided to cancel an upcoming "Duck Dynasty" look-alike contest off because the contest might offend people, a spokesman for the utility told me.

Anzio Anniversary: Saluting a 92-year-old hero

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:24pm

We who were too young to fight in World War II cannot spend enough time listening to this dwindling group of heroes. We should stand up and salute them when they enter the room. They will soon be gone.

The shocking secret behind ObamaCare enrollment numbers

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:15pm

Barack Obama wants you to know he enrolled 7.5 million Americans through ObamaCare’s health insurance Exchanges. What he doesn’t want you to know is how.

What's Putin's Ukraine endgame?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:26am

Putin has been diligently working on his own plans. His plan is to keep breaking off chunks of Ukraine – and he has nothing to lose and there is nothing to stop him.

Why does Sharpton still have pull with our political class?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:04am

As usual, Al Sharpton has an answer. How is it possible, I ask him, that he carries so much tainted baggage from the past, yet still enjoys enormous pull with the political class?

Earth Day: Why I am cheering for fossil fuels

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:00am

"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts.

Did professor advocate censorship of conservative student newspaper?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:32pm

University of Minnesota at Morris biology professor Dr. Paul Zachary Myers doesn’t like young Republicans. In fact, he's called them "a**holes."

Forgiveness is a journey

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:30pm

We all need to forgive, and there are many of us who need forgiveness. The question is, how do we forgive?

Sebelius quits: How do you spell 'scapegoat'?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:52am

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was tasked with putting the square peg of government into the round hole of free enterprise and competition.

Sebelius quits: Can do you spell scapegoat?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:52am

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was tasked with putting the square peg of government into the round hole of free enterprise and competition.

Business school experts: High CEO pay hurts American companies

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am

In 2013, CEOs of S&P 500 companies earned, on average, 204 times the salary of rank-and-file employees. Some stockholders are upset. Should they be?