Post Archive

November 2014

Opinion: Military needs sex offender registry

The 2006 Adam Walsh Act requires that convicted sex offenders publicly register with law enforcement authorities in the localities where they chose to live following

House members exempt from ethics training

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by ABBA – it’s how you sometimes feel when

Where did the phrase “talking turkey” come from?

There are few things that politicians do better than “talk turkey.” They might not be known for being able to accomplish much, at least in

The ubiquity of guns has become a basic fact of American life

In downtown St. Louis on the Friday night before the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Becca Campbell, 26, died of a gunshot would in the

Americans gobble up almost 100 million turkeys

As Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving repast this week, they might be interested to know that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be

Fairness: The racial gap is pretty huge

Protests have broken out across the country following the grand jury's decision in Ferguson to not indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and

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Stories of holiday turkey talk with Amy Dickinson.

Opinion: Trying to think clearly about Ferguson

There is no finer source of wisdom about race and moral empathy in our American canon than “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Atticus

Transfers show Gitmo closure still a priority

While the nation focused on the immigration plan President Obama introduced Thursday evening, the administration was quietly working to achieve another one of the president’s

Christie and Barry: Different, colorful pols

This week’s recommendations are long portraits of two of our more colorful politicians – from totally different worlds: Marion Barry, who died this weekend, and

Race relations: Have they improved under Obama?

The first black president in American history has been in the White House for nearly six years. With the racial bonfire known as Ferguson back

‘Marley Natural’ pot strain coming in 2015

The Bob Marley family is looking to do to marijuana products what Burt’s Bees has done to wax: launch a global market takeover. Family members

Could immigration action have been avoided?

They say making laws is like making sausage, not something you want to see. Well, making immigration policy (and I use the word loosely) has

Then Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., shakes hands with Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., as Owens' granddaughter Caroline Antonipillai, wife Jane, daughter Jenna and son-in-law Warren Jackson look on during a mock swearing in November 6, 2009 on Capitol Hill. Owens won the special election for seat that was vacated by John McHugh. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Retiring lawmaker advises colleagues ‘be rational’.

Dems need new dogs, even if they use old tricks?

Sometimes you can’t even teach an old dog old tricks. One of the old tricks in politics is that when times are hard, you bring