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Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Januarys are horrible things. Like Adam Sandler movies, but with more snow. My Januarys are even worse. Like Will Ferrell movies, only with more groans. As most married men understand, if your wife wants you to do something, you do it, regardless of how silly, time consuming and potentially emasculating it may be. I’m looking at you Refinishing The Basement project. What January means to my wife is exercise – and not normal exercise, like walking to the fridge...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a GOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

Posted Feb 4, 2016 at 6:10 AM

The end is near, as always. I don't get the appeal of the so-called dystopian genre of movies and books. It seems that we're already hurtling toward a world of malevolent drones, eyes in the sky from horizon to horizon, and sloppily,...

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 11:29 PM

2015 will be remembered as a very volatile year in the stock market. In August we experienced a formal correction, defined by a 10 percent or more drop in the market, and fortunately some of that was regained by year end. The market volatility...

Posted Jan 30, 2016 at 8:10 AM

The tables that lined the narthex worried me. They were filled with nametags that had always been clipped to a wall outside the sanctuary. And by always, I mean always. In the years I’ve attended my church I’ve never seen anyone...

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Jan. 28s performance was the best and worst debate of the 2016 Republican Primary so far.

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 10:09 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court made a significant decision this week that could give more than a thousand inmates serving life in prison without parole a chance at freedom.

Posted Jan 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The machines are coming, starting with our games. Apparently researchers, writers of code and various other scientists persist in their belief that artificial intelligence will somehow make life better for, well, someone. Come on. You could...

Posted Jan 23, 2016 at 8:01 AM

I’m worried about almost everything. Clowns, tornadoes, the entire cast of characters in this year’s presidential race (it’s like a bad reality TV show), but as my loyal readers know, I’m mostly worried about going on...

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