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Spend the Weekend in an Alternate History

By Stephen L. Carter

November 27, 2015

What if the Allies had lost? That’s the hook to binge-watching “The Man in the High Castle.” … Read More

Good Time Charlie wins National Dog Show

By Roxanne Roberts

Washington Post

November 26, 2015

it’s not the Puppy Bowl, but the National Dog Show is must-watch Thanksgiving television. … Read More

Let Pharmacies Prescribe Birth Control for 11/26/2015

By Froma Harrop

Creators Syndicate

November 26, 2015

Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birth control with their patients. The need for such a bill showed how controversial the subject was. But this was the heart of the Great Depression, when impoverished Americans could barely feed the children they had. Oregon, along with California, is again ahead of the curve in promoting wom ... Updated: Thu Nov 26, 2015 … Read More

Things I’m Grateful for

By Mona Charen

National Review

November 25, 2015

‘Who is happy?” asks a sage in the great Jewish wisdom compendium “Sayings of the Fathers” -- Answer: “He who is contented with his lot.”And how, with Thanksgiving Day beckoning, do you acquire contentment when you are constantly barraged with evidence that others have more beautiful possessions, are better looking, more talented, healthier, more admired, more loved, more valued? I count my blessings.Here is a partial list of what I’m thankful for on Tha … Read More

James Forcillo testifies in Sammy Yatim murder trial, ‘never wanted to kill anyone’

By Marcus Gee

November 25, 2015

Toronto cop tries to establish that he shot knife-wielding teen just as he was trained to do, but why did he not try to de-escalate? … Read More

Mormon apostle's European visit underscores need to help refugees

By Peggy Fletcher Stack

November 25, 2015

If actions truly do speak louder than words, then in the current debate about refugees, the LDS Church comes down squarely on the side of helping those fleeing their war-torn homelands.The Utah-based faith recently sent one of its senior leaders, apostle M. Russell Ballard, to Germany and the Greek island of Lesbos to witness firsthand the humanitarian efforts underway to ease what the United Nations has called the worst refugee crisis in a generation.“It’s overwhelming to see the m … Read More

The most American holiday

By Paul Greenberg

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

November 25, 2015

The most American holiday … Read More

Bagley cartoon: Trump Matters

By Pat Bagley

Salt Lake Tribune

November 24, 2015

This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.You can check out the past 10 Bagley editorial cartoons below.Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at of the SeasonPutting Out the Unwelcome MatTrump’s Huuuge Polling NumbersOur Gift From FranceStopping Syrian RefugeesDon’t Mess With ParisNew State of the StateThe Red PlanetWard Drone ProgramPrimary Mormon Concern<img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7 … Read More

Responding to ‘Spotlight’: Advice for investigating sexual abuse by clergy

By Steven Buttry

The Buttry Diary

November 24, 2015

I can’t imagine how uncomfortable it would be for survivors of sexual abuse by priests to watch “Spotlight.” It was plenty uncomfortable for me as a reporter who merely had the unpleasant job of interviewing survivors and telling their stories. I saw “Spotlight” last weekend and comment on the movie in a separate post. My point here will […] … Read More

‘Spotlight’: a generation-later echo of ‘All the President’s Men’

By Steven Buttry

The Buttry Diary

November 24, 2015

“Spotlight” may become this generation’s “All the President’s Men,” a riveting movie based on real-life journalism that uncovered abuse of power. The similarities, both in the journalistic stories and in the movies, are plentiful and probably not coincidental. The Washington Post’s investigation of the Watergate break-in and its cover-up has inspired investigative reporting ever since. The […] … Read More

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