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Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend who is generous and thoughtful, but she is also loud. She is what we call "extra." Sometimes it is hard for… Read more

Ask The Doctors

DEAR DOCTOR: What's the deal with this new bug that made a bunch of people who ate raw vegetables get really sick? So much for trying to ea… Read more

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his chil… Read more

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I'm dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, "Gary." We've known each other since I was 6. (I'm 33 now.) In high sch… Read more

Ask The Doctors

DEAR DOCTOR: Everyone I know has leg cramps at night. Other than the multitude of "home remedies" and stretching (which is the advice my do… Read more

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am embarrassed that I never learned how to swim. I grew up in a neighborhood where nobody went to the pool and we didn't … Read more

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With Mueller, like Kenneth Starr, beware wishful thinking

In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to… Read more

The strength of hipocrisy

The stench of hypocrisy wafting out of this White House is particularly odious these days. The president continues to denounce what he call… Read more

Jeong's shortcomings are more about judgement than racism

Everybody's favorite logical fallacy these days seems to be the argumentum ad hominem. That's where you make a personal attack on somebody'… Read more

Commentary: Sick of increasingly hot summers? Well, they may just be warming up

Southern California sweated out record-setting triple-digit temperatures in July in places ranging from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Ana. That's Inland Empire heat in the L.A. Basin. And 2018 is on track to be one of the hottest years since record-keeping began in 1880, fitting in with the past four years – 2016 was the warmest year, 2015 the second-warmest, followed by 2017 and 2014. And ... Read more

Commentary: In revealing Catholic Church sex abuse, we can thank the law — and not the Men of God

Thank God for the criminal investigators and prosecutors. Thank God for the grand jury subpoenas. For they extracted - like rotting teeth - clergy-abuse personnel files in unreachable corners of six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses serving 1.7 million people. Thank God for the courage of the victims. For without them, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his team would have had no real cause ... Read more

Editorial: The military is not a toy

President Donald J. Trump officially cancelled his planned fall military parade in Washington, D.C., complaining about how much the District wanted to charge the federal government for the cost of hosting. Members of Congress had urged Mr. Trump to spend the money (as much as $92 million by one estimate) on veterans' mental health services. Instead, the president tweeted that he might just use ... Read more

Commentary: Gig companies keep trying to evade the law

Gig companies such as Uber, DoorDash and Instacart portray themselves as brave and brilliant innovators, underdog entrepreneurs whose explosive growth simply reflects that they've built a better mousetrap. But the companies have been sued again and again, in the United States and around the globe, by workers who say these businesses prosper by violating their workers' basic legal rights. That ... Read more

Commentary: In Israel, a cartoonist was fired for a political offense. I quit my job in protest

I have never met Avi Katz, the illustrator and editorial cartoonist fired by the Jerusalem Report in late July for a politically controversial drawing. In fact, I've never even spoken to Katz on the phone. Yet we have the intimate relationship that grows out of artistic partnership. For more than 10 years, once every four weeks, I have published a piece of short fiction in the Report, and Katz ... Read more

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