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David versus Goliath is a great story because the underdog is an underdog for a reason.

Updated at 10:52 AM

I am a feminist.I am proud to call myself a feminist, I even relish in the term.

Posted Oct 11, 2015 at 5:00 AM

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Tensions among three of the Republican presidential hopefuls vying for support from the establishment wing of the party burst into public view this week after their campaign vehicles were involved in a pileup en route to an event in Cedar Rapids,...

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, are considering whether to create ďpublic safety zones,Ē areas within the city where people with past convictions, and merely arrests, would be restricted from entering.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:42 PM

A person’s ability to believe the absolute correctness of his own imagination is unlimited.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

In the wake of my previous column on the Oregon community college murders, several people raised a similar objection to my suggestion that we extend criminal background checks to all gun sales.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Once again in Afghanistan, the Taliban has captured headlines through a spectacular and startling military attack. On Sept. 28, the extremist Islamic movement overran the major city of Kunduz. Afghan government forces were quick to counterattack.

Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 11:07 PM

Remember when we only feared other countries?

Posted Oct 4, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Everyone loves to sit around and talk about the "crazy people" in the world and all of the funny things they do.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of...

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