It’s satellite TV vs. Super Bowl at Ike’s house. Which one wins?

By the time some of you read this missive, the Super Bowl will have already been played. But here’s the thing: I still will not have watched it. I’m reasonably sure someone will have told me the score or it’s bound to have been all over the news by Monday but I’m actually hoping it was 0 to 0 and […]

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Not motive in Vegas attack

LAS VEGAS The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans. While the agency found no “single or clear motivating factor” to explain to explain […]

Shutdown hit wall of truth evasion

It’s hard to count the halftruths, warped symbolism and abuse of logic that plunged our country into a government shutdown. Sure, blatant lies will do it, but these other players are worse because they are sneaky. Now, President Trump’s reason for the shutdown, a “crisis” at the border, was a lie. The real reason was Robert Mueller’s tightening noose around […]

Hating the federal government is not the way to improve it

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’’’ Ronald Reagan’s 1986 statement still invokes chuckles on the right and some nostalgia for the general good nature of his gibes. But the sentiment behind it remains one of the most destructive forces in our politics. If you bemoan the shutdown […]

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Rep. White Supremacist

In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs. “You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet. … We got the vigor from the planet to come to America.” This is racist. King’s Republican […]

Four lessons from a horrible crime

As most of us have heard, 13-year-old Jayme Closs of Barron County, Wisconsin, was kidnapped from her home after 21-year-old Jake Patterson allegedly broke in and shot her parents. She managed to escape, brave girl. But when something as horrifying as this happens, we are all so shocked, sad and angry that we wish there were some way to make […]

On drug prices, we Americans come out as the real suckers

Drugmakers rang in the new year by raising prices on hundreds of products — American prices, that is. Americans focused on the celebrations weren’t paying attention. Allergan led the parade, hiking its prices by 10 percent on more than two dozen drugs. But note this: It didn’t raise the price of Botox, the anti-wrinkle treatment. Why? Because most users of […]

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