No second-guessing for ink-stained wretch
SOMEBODY told me a long time ago that if you have a job you like and a good mattress, you are two-thirds of the way to happy. The TempurPedic has worked out well, and so has journalism, even if it does sometimes seem like we're selling horse-drawn carriages outside the Ford plant. (It doesn't hurt that the other third of my existence, the love of my life for 40 years, also has been a winner. Three for three.) I've always been a sports junkie. By the seventh grade, though, I knew my love was unrequited. Even at Sunnyside Elementary, there were boys who were faster, stronger and in possession of better hand-eye coordination. I was average....
Act is giving hope to millions of Americans
THERE HAVE BEEN numerous letters objecting to the Affordable Care Act and calling for its repeal. This is a view from another perspective. Now retired, when working we were independent Americans, i.e., we were not corporately employed, didn't work for government or a public agency or make a career out of my military service....
Letter to the Editor: EPA must continue to protect our river
In response to the February 11 article, "Riverkeeper aims to move cattle out of river by 2015:"
Letter to the Editor: Good communities don’t exist where there are bad schools
The March 5th letter to the editor, "Of course you want a raise; don't we all?" misses a vital point. Almost any teacher in the Shenandoah County school system can get a raise if they want it, simply by going to teach at a better-paying school system in a nearby county, and sadly, more and more of them are doing so. Fortunately, a lot of very good teachers have remained loyal to our county and our kids, and they should be rewarded.
Connie Schultz: Now let’s talk about your face
The rules of 24-hour news cycles dictate that it's time to move on already from the heartless round of vitriol heaped on Kim Novak's face at Sunday night's Academy Awards.
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When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile's nomination to serve as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, Harry Reid cried racism. It's as if Reid was on autopilot, and the aide who usually touches his elbow to correct him wasn't available. If the aide had been there, he would have whispered, "Um, Senator, you're accusing your own side of racism."
Discomfited Christian, Prince Igor, stinking Knicks, lobster roll and snow
“You’re reading my favorite writer,” the server says at the Hungarian Pastry Shop at 110th Street and Cathedral Parkway in New York City. As she delivers tea and a slice of Black Forest cake, she poin
Hinkle: Gummint helps me eat good
Americans so dumb. Not know how to do basic stuff, like eat. Or read. Or math. Dumber than sack of hammers, really. Take labels on boxes and cans of food.
Top opinion: Apprenticeships can reform education, revive economy
Among the many reasons that explain the soaring cost of higher education might be the sense that a college degree is the new high school diploma: You need one to succeed in life. We are not interested
Rayner: Shore enough
The Eastern Shore of Virginia lies low. A flat, sandy, rural spit of land that barely divides the Atlantic and the Chesapeake, it’s easily forgotten. Logo designers crafting graphic images of the Old