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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years. We met at a lesbian bar in Los Angeles, and it was love at f… Read more

Ask The Doctors

DEAR DOCTOR: I am an 86-year-old female, and sometimes, about an hour after eating a meal, my blood pressure drops significantly, from a no… Read more

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: I was homeless for about two years. Finally, after a few false starts, a housing specialist was able to find me an amazing … Read more

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend who has had a hard time finding work. I recently helped her get a freelance job where I have also been work… Read more

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is. Sometimes when we're talking, she will interrupt me and… Read more

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl. I'm a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my friends and family. But one thing sometime… Read more

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Commentary: It may just be a lull, but foreign-inspired attacks have declined steeply

Are we quietly winning the war on terror - but are afraid to admit it? After President Donald Trump warned on Jan. 4 that terrorists were heading our way from Mexico, a remarkable statistic emerged: The number of terrorist acts committed by people who had sneaked across our southern border was exactly zero. Not zero this year; zero since the federal government began keeping records. Trump ... Read more

Commentary: A binge-watcher's guide to reading vs. watching

I know people who say they don't watch television, and I always nod and agree. Reading is an intellectual endeavor, even if it's a comic book, and television is lowbrow entertainment geared toward the lowest common denominator, right? Only idiots enjoy the idiot box, right? Idiots like me. I'm going to Scotland in 2019 and three different people told me I must watch "Outlander" before I go. I ... Read more

Commentary: Money talks, but does anyone understand it?

I always took a shine to language. When I was in second grade, Mrs. Peloso put me with the owl readers, the top animal ranking of us 8-year-olds with the finest reading comprehension, ahead of the bears, turtles, even dogs. Years later then, during the Great Recession, I became irritable - embarrassed by the fact that I could barely understand news reports of what happened to the economy. Why ... Read more

Commentary: Concealed carry doesn't guarantee our safety — it puts us at greater risk

Last week, a 25-year-old woman was standing at a bus stop before dawn on Chicago's Far South Side when she was approached by a teen who attempted to rob her with a gun. Instead, the woman, a concealed carry permit holder, pulled out her own gun and shot and killed the 19-year-old. On its face, this story may seem to make the case for the merits of concealed carry as a method of ... Read more

Commentary: Prison is 'too dangerous' for former Chicago cop? Prison is dangerous for every inmate.

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. In interviews and statements made by Van Dyke's defense counsel and some pundits, one sentiment in particular has struck me - that Van Dyke should not be sentenced to prison because it would be "too dangerous" for him. While I understand that the publicity generated by ... Read more

Commentary: Britain's a small country. Get used to it.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a small country that is about to get even smaller. I know that this simple statement of fact will nevertheless infuriate many English people - and I do mean English people, not Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish. Last week, at India's Raisina Dialogue, the Spanish foreign minister said that there were two types of countries in Europe: ... Read more

Commentary: How did we get to a place where the FBI wondered if an American president was a Russian asset?

It's hard to know why our reaction has been so muted to news that should shake us to our core. Blame the nanosecond news cycle, blame social media silos, or blame the sense that all of America is on a slow boil and we just can't recognize just how hot the pot has gotten. But let's take a close look at a recent headline: "FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of ... Read more

Commentary: Let's achieve MLK's fair housing dream

We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday because he was a transformative leader whose words and actions advanced a vision of the nation as it should be - one in which all people have equal opportunity. But too few people realize just what a huge role housing plays in this legacy - or that these hard-fought protections are now under threat. The Fair Housing Act, a landmark ... Read more



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