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A world without automobiles

The adjective "quixotic" must have been invented for the idealists who would like to rid the world of automobiles. The word, which we owe to the fictitious knight-errant Don Quixote,…

The FBI does not play well with others

There is little new in recent reports of a long standing feud between the nation's two top law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

Clothes don’t make the kid

When I was about 10, I received for Christmas a robe and nightgown which I later spied Jan Brady wearing in an episode of "The Brady Bunch." My brush with…

Homeowner bailout draws ire

As Congress moves to aid distressed US homeowners, the prospect of a new rescue is drawing fire from a diverse array of activists, economists and consumers opposing what they call…

Scum, thy name is terrorist

Recently the Department of Homeland Security came out with a report on the proper verbal etiquette federal agencies should use in talking about the murderous scum who are trying to…

Have moms lost their legacies?

With Mother's Day coming on Sunday, I'm again missing my own mom (who died in 1995), but I'm also asking, and more fervently with each passing year, "what kind of…

Flying the not-so-friendly skies

An old commercial for an airline we can't remember depicted first class as the place of champagne and revelry while business class passengers brought picnic baskets, chickens and their…

A breakdown on national TV

The science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon famously observed that "90 percent of everything is crap." His aphorism was intended to defend science fiction from the charge that most of it…

End the mistreatment of race horses

If you, as I, cannot get that horrific image of Eight Belles being put to death at Churchill Downs last weekend out of your head, you can take action to…

The mother of all regrets

Among the many "thou shall nots" of the Ten Commandments, the Almighty in his wisdom threw in a couple of positive ones to keep folks from becoming too depressed. It so…