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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…

Attack of the food fascists

Last week I gave a talk before a local theatre's production of Neil LaBute's play "Fat Pig." The play revolves around a workplace romance between a conventionally attractive (read:…

Advice from the vampire expert

When I was kid, many TV shows and films at the cinema were Westerns, and to this day I cannot think of family entertainment without thinking of horses and cattle.…

Send Wall Street execs to Gitmo

Today we are piecing together two seemingly unrelated news stories that ran on successive days -- because they will lead us to a solution for finally getting to the…

Why Wal-Mart doesn’t need a bailout

While America's auto manufacturers and other companies are begging Washington for bailouts, the liberal-derided Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making money hand over fist, providing the nation with more jobs than…

A big reward for screwing up

This could only happen in America.

The insurance giant AIG that is more than a little responsible for the current economic crisis reportedly has decided to lay out $503 million of…

Race crimes rise after Obama’s election

Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection…