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Granny for President!

By Barbara Kellerman

barbarakellerman.com

April 26, 2015

Note: As some of you will have noticed, for the last tw […] … Read More

The case for plagiarism

By Paul Greenberg

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

April 26, 2015

The case for plagiarism … Read More

Miss Manners: A random act more creepy than kind

By Judith Martin

Washington Post

April 25, 2015

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My very dear aunt has a hobby of making homemade greeting cards that she sends to some of her friends and family. The cards are usually very nice, but she doesn’t really make enough of them to make selling them online very worthwhile. She sends a bunch to Operation Write Home, but she still ends up with more cards than she knows what to do with.Read full article >> … Read More

PART TWO: THE MAD MEN AFFAIR

By Millie Garfield

My Mom's Blog

April 25, 2015

Last time I wrote about Mad Men I was disenchanted with the show. I didn’t like the turn of events, and the way the characters had aged. Every thing and everyone was going downhill, especially Don Draper. When I look back at my thoughts then, and how I feel now, it’s like when a person is caught up in a relationship, and they see only what they want to see, and go along with whatever is happening because they care for the person. It’s hard to let go! You try but you just can’t do it. W … Read More

Christians, Muslims, Jews

By Mona Charen

National Review

April 25, 2015

Those are among the topics Jay and I discuss with the sagacious Daniel Pipes on this week’s Need to Know. Pipes has been practically clairvoyant about the Middle East for many years and he offers his insights about the damage Obama has done. (Spoiler alert: It’s not quite as bad as you might suspect.) Jay and I then consider Barack Obama’s infuriating indifference as Christians are beheaded and drowned, and Jews are persecuted (even Argentine President Kirchner got into the act this week). Al … Read More

Explorer James Delgado still looking in San Francisco

By Carl Nolte

San Francisco Chronicle

April 24, 2015

[...] three years later when he was 14 and hanging around a construction site near Highway 101 in San Jose, he was on hand when bulldozers uncovered an Indian burial ground, more than 2,000 years old, with the remains of people who had lived at the time of the Romans.The ship sits upright on the sea floor, badly damaged by the force of the explosion of two atomic bombs.After the war, the ship was used as a target in two nuclear bomb tests at Bikini lagoon in 1946.After four years at the Hunter … Read More

Agnes Chan, former S.F. schoolteacher and civic leader, dies

By Carl Nolte

San Francisco Chronicle

April 24, 2015

Agnes Chan, former S.F. schoolteacher and civic leader, diesAgnes Chan, a retired San Francisco teacher and political activist, died in her San Francisco home after a heart attack on April 6.Ms. Chan led several lives, as a mother, a teacher and as a civic leader.Ms. Chan was a child musical prodigy, married young and had two children by the age of 21.In her spare time, she was an usher in the city’s theatrical and music venues.Ms. Chan is survived by a daughter, Maureen Gee of Las Vegas, … Read More

Desalination plants aren't an easy solution for California drought

By Michael Hiltzik

Los Angeles Times

April 24, 2015

As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. … Read More

Bagley Cartoon: The Trade Treaty Battle

By Pat Bagley

Salt Lake Tribune

April 24, 2015

This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, April 26, 2015.Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby.You can also check out the past 10 Bagley cartoons below. Billionaire Frat PartyNaked Patriotism Legalizing Marijuana The Good Thing About DroughtsKilling Lincoln Again Opening up to Cuba Rand Paul Stiff-Arms the Press Police Wrongs and Your RightsThe Future of EnergyTraditional Marriage, Biblical Style<img src="http://m … Read More

Rex Smith: The frontier moves again in Texas

By Rex Smith

Albany Times Union

April 24, 2015

When I visited as a kid, Texas was a place of dreams and romance, of big men wearing cowboy boots and luscious Mexican women spinning to mariachi music at night, and mile after mile of cactus-dotted plains alongside highways straight as a branding iron.When I lived in the state as a young man, it had emerged as a complex political ecosystem, then dominated by conservative "yellow dog" Democrats who were pragmatic populists.What’s different is a rambling and pugnacious individualism, asserting … Read More

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