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All talk, no action…as usual

If you were advising a friend who was unfit and lacking energy, would you tell him to diet or exercise? You'd probably suggest he do both.

Manufactured news ain’t news

This is a cautionary tale about how journalism sometimes gets practiced in contemporary America.

A few weeks ago, a Wall Street Journal reporter named Amy Chozick got a bright idea for…

Note to the Olympics: I’m ready

I have always dreamed of competing in the Olympic Games. Sadly, as with so many who have dared to dream of glory, the only thing that held me back was…

Was anti-gun activist an NRA spy?

A gun-control activist who championed the cause for more than a decade and served on the boards of two anti-violence groups is suspected of working as a paid spy for…

Solid evidence or just a vendetta?

Seven years later, the FBI is said to be ready to go public with documents and explanations about its investigation into the fatal anthrax attacks that still has no definitive…

We can’t drive 55…or 65

In 1984, I split the driving with a friend on a trip from north Minnesota to south Texas, some 1,500 miles. He cruised between 75 and 80 mph, with a…

A lesson of history for today’s world

It is said that you can line up all the world's economists end-to-end and still never reach a conclusion. However, one crucial consensus seems to be emerging in recent years…

We spend too much on our kids

We parents on average spend five times more on our kids today than we did 25 year ago, and that's in real dollars. So David Briggs, head of the Good…

An ode to cruising

High gas prices are threatening an almost sacred American tradition -- driving around aimlessly, cruising, if you will.

Driving around aimlessly is such a part of our culture that it has…

Knowledge: An outdated concept?

When he became president of the University of Chicago, Robert Hutchins is supposed to have remarked that a college administrator's job was to provide sex for the students, football…