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Posted at 11:00 AM

Did the First Amendment ever have a more stylish defender — and one who made more effective use of it — than Ben Bradlee?The legendary managing editor of The Washington Post who died Tuesday at 93, Bradlee’s 23 years at the helm were marked by landmark collisions between a free press and government, from the Pentagon Papers to reporting on Watergate. He also weathered criticism that he was too close to one-time Georgetown neighbor John F. Kennedy to be an...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Yes vengeance and revengeAre just two words for painAnd the quality of mercy is not strained--Michelle ShockedWhen Cain killed his brother, God spared his life. He even went so far in his mercy to curse anyone who...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Do elections matter? The short answer is an emphatic “Yes,” even though it’s easy to be cynical and disillusioned.In 1974, state senate president Robert Bennett, a moderate Republican, came from far behind to edge...

Posted Oct 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

My oldest daughter is a doctor and I question her about the chronic wasting disease and have a hard time getting her to give me hard medical answers. She says it a disease spread by organisms called prions, and there isn’t she can...

Posted Oct 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

As the 2014 election races toward the finish line on Nov.4, candidates from both parties have stooped to their old tricks of slinging mud, name calling and finger pointing at one another. Why can’t candidates do what’s right...

Posted Oct 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

A neighbor a few miles away had a sick buck deer, acting tame, come up to his place covered with ticks and too weak to go much farther. He photographed it, and you can see photos of the deer on my website, given at the end of this...

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

After hearing repeated references to the Kansas City Royals’ "small ball" strategy that focuses on scoring by getting singles, stealing bases, bunting, and moving runners along one base at a time — rather than...

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

During wild price swings many recall, understand, and fear inflationas an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if prices go down?

Posted Oct 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Imagine it's a typical afternoon. Do you know what you're having for dinner tonight? Most adults living in the U.S. do not decide what to eat that night until 4 p.m. or later, according to a survey. For a quick meal, many cooks use...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice has made it possible for local law enforcement agencies to fund some of their policing practices through collaborative civil asset forfeitures. The process known as Equitable Sharing drives revenue to local...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.Good for you, Mark (We’re...

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