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Gloomy, frantic Dems plead for more money
I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anderson Jewelers

From The Sheriff's Desk: VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6
It is an extreme honor of mine to be the Sheriff of Christian County. Throughout my 34-plus years of law enforcement experience, I have never enjoyed a job more than I currently do.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a nice man
When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, "What a nice  man." He was on the TV screens at New York's Hayden Planetarium, where he's director, urging us to behold the wonder of -- to use the biblical term -- the heavens.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Obama in Washington for meetings on Iraq, Missouri
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama returned to work at the White House Monday, replacing images of him bicycling and golfing on an island resort with those of him at the White House huddling over current crises with top advisers.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Perry moves ahead with '16 courtship despite case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by indictment, Texas Gov. Rick Perry intends to travel to three major 2016 primary states during the next two weeks even as he faces the prospects of a highly unpresidential booking on felony charges.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Here comes Entrepreneurial Barbie
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Don't do stupid stuff
If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Racially charged
(AP) — President Barack Obama has called for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot over the weekend by a white police officer.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Foreign holdings of US debt top $6 trillion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping $6 trillion for the first time.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Washington permanently mired in a culture of hazardous waste
President Obama is golfing on Martha's Vineyard, and Congress is adjourned for a five-week vacation. So who's minding the nation's capital? No one.
Friday, August 15, 2014

A's for all
The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell's is sitting in for Kathleen Parker while she recuperates from injuries.

Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The patriotism of prosperity
A few weeks ago, it was quite revealing -- but not surprising -- to hear Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew imply that corporate America should willingly pay the highest corporate-tax rates in the world as part of its "patriotic" duty.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Animal instinct
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mental illness
When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought -- for a moment -- "but he had everything." As if suicide is a "choice."
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Primary highlights:
(AP) — Highlights from Tuesday’s primary elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Connecticut.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Libertarians and fringe candidates could tip Senate races
Could libertarians and other fringe candidates decide who controls the Senate next year? With Republicans and Democrats locked in a number of tight races, it's possible that marginal candidates in states like Arkansas, Alaska and *North Carolina — all places crucial to GOP hopes to win Senate control — could play a small but decisive role.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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