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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM

A Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a man who sped away after the officer noticed he had an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. When the officer caught up with the man he attempted to flee on foot.

Posted Mar 27, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:40 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 1:05 AM

My fascination with Ireland often leads me to not-so-well-known Irish films, and Academy Award nominee “Song of the Sea” is one of those.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Ted Cruz (R-Tex) is running for President in 2016.

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Yesterday afternoon, my sister and I went to see “Cinderella.” Fully aware of the rave reviews, it was even more magnificent than I imagined. The packed theater forced us to sit on the front row, where enchanted characters peered...

Updated Mar 21, 2015 at 12:43 AM

Iowa voters have proven you can do almost anything and have success there – almost anything.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 7:58 PM

About 15 years ago in Winter Haven, Florida, Thomas Roe Oldt, a columnist for the local paper, The Ledger, wrote about the quick and unlikely arrest of two teenagers accused of murder.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Some of the best lessons I ever learned came from teaching a Sunday School class.

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