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It’s Black Friday…and madness begins

On Black Friday, the Christmas season officially begins.

And so I'm always reminded of my dear Grandma Victoria, for whom my eldest daughter…

Betting on Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving is now, at least semi-officially, Black Friday. It is not funeral name like Black Tuesday in October, 1929, when the stock market crashed. No, Black Friday…

The big three stooges

What are we to think of the Big Three automakers plea to Congress (and each of us) for a $25 billion bailout, euphemistically known as a bridge loan or rescue…

Feds ante up another bailout

Rushing to rescue Citigroup, the government agreed to shoulder hundreds of billions of possible losses at the stricken bank and to plow a fresh…

An economy and nation in crisis

A global economy in free fall, banking giants like Citigroup tetering on the precipice of collapse, auto giants like General Motors facing insolvency, faltering…

So much for Obama’s promise of change

Barack Obama's apparent decision to ask Eric Holder to be his attorney general is not without peril for a young president-elect who has repeatedly promised to clean up the scandal…

Bailout lag

Auto executives flew into Washington in private jets, and before long there was congressional stalemate on what they wanted, not just because of the unfortunate symbolism, but because widespread discussion…

What’s gone wrong with our language?

Meh. Feh. Heh. Wha ...?

New words enter the language all the time, but not all of them warrant a mention in the dictionary. "Meh," say the word mavens at…

Redefining religion

How well I remember a dear Roman Catholic friend of mine saying to me, "you evangelicals are so caught up in your 'personal relationship with Christ' that sometimes you forget…

A bailout here, a bailout there…

The midst of a recession is no time to let a major component of the manufacturing sector, one with a large workforce, go under. Thus the consensus in Washington seems…