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Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Apparently life can't get any better in our household. If recently-released research is to be believed, our household income rate has put us above the 'happiness plateau,' which is the point where people no longer report better emotional well-being regardless of how much more they earn.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund webpage, 28 U.S. officers have been gunned down in the line of duty so far this year.

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Jim Stovall wrote “The Ultimate Gift” published in 2001. I read it recently and want to recommend it to all my readers. Though fictional, it unfolds like a human interest story we might read in a magazine.

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I’ve never been a political consultant, but insulting specific groups of potential voters just doesn’t sound like good strategy.

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM

The headlines say that the Supreme Court dealt a blow to “Obamacare.” Maybe, and maybe not. What their recent ruling did was to cast a shadow over the approach our country has taken to providing health care to our people. In short, Hobby Lobby...

Posted Jul 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

After a week of non-stop activity in Florida with my 7-year-old son plus six other members of my family, including my mother, my sister and her family, I have returned sunburned, completely exhausted, almost penniless and with digestive issues and...

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state’s biggest threat — heroin addiction.

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Let’s have a conversation about humans and corporations. Later we’ll move onto robots, so hang on for the exciting science fiction portion of today’s column.

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