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By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services LYNCHBURG, Va.

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 7:40pm

When I look back on it, I really didn't have much of a choice on whether I wanted to be a fisherman or not.

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:30pm

Alexandra Petri The Washington Post As a culture, we're unhealthily obsessed with our mothers. For the past several months, I have been deluged with e-mails wanting to know if I have made plans yet for Mother's Day.

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:10pm

As things stand, the spokesman does not have the supplies necessary to clean up the mess Biden made in his appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 6:26pm

"In a second term," Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Barack Obama "would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 8:43pm

WASHINGTON — The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner — the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor th...

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 6:33pm

WASHINGTON - The preezy of the United Steezy is making me queasy. I'm not troubled by President Obama's slow jam with Jimmy Fallon, who dubbed the commander in chief "preezy" during Obama's appearance on late-night TV.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 4:51pm

The first anniversary of the SEAL Team 6 operation that killed Osama bin Laden brings the news that President Obama plans during the coming campaign to exploit the bragging rights to the achievement.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 6:16pm

Here’s the first thing to understand about federally subsidized crop insurance: In an era when direct payments to farmers are increasingly difficult to justify, crop-insurance subsidies are becoming the main way in which public policy supports commodity crop farmers. The farm bill negotiations tak...

Sun, 04/29/2012 - 4:49pm

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about an Arizona immigration law, supporters of the crackdown set up an amp on the sidewalk in front of the court and belted out a tune: “We’ve got illegals in the back yard It’s time we claimed our borders once again I think Ari...

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:06pm