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Updated Dec 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Everyone understands that words matter. Observers of my writing know that I hopscotch my way through racial and ethnic labels quite a bit, using the conventions of my source materials whenever possible so as to not tinge my point with an easily misperceived term.But labels can be landmines. They can be perfectly acceptable to some in a particular group and at the same time deeply insult others. As it turns out, which racial label is used in communicating neutral information can also...

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM

In our last column we expanded on some current financial issues that might be good topics for discussion at those upcoming holiday gatherings, with the promise that we would include some additional ones in this column.

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 12:27 PM

It came upon the midnight clear, or something like that. It was a long time ago so the facts are a little fuzzy. At any rate, by way of miraculous conception, a child is born to a woman blessed above all others and free of imperfection. Upon her...

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Are you part of the more than 80 percent of U.S. homes that now ban smoking?That is a great question — and one that thankfully most of us can now answer “yes!" Smoking in most private homes and apartments now occurs outdoors so that...

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama’s most difficult year in office.

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Most financial advisors, myself included, recommend that if you receive a raise, you use at least some portion of it, in this order of priority: pay down any high interest credit card debt you may have; next, by direct deposit, fully fund your...

Posted Dec 21, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Because of the many examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated and/or provably wrong, as well as the physical evidence that showed Michael Brown’s back wasn’t struck by any bullets — a grand...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 2:01 AM

The just-ending 113th Congress was not, by most measures, productive. But its endgame was at least instructive. As a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill trundled into law, the populist wings of both political parties declared...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has no fear of where angels dread to tread. By releasing the 500-page executive summary of her 6,700-page report on CIA torture, rendition and alleged...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Benjamin Wachs’ article (Hold your condemnation on rioters in Ferguson) disturbed me. In the context of his article, Mr. Wachs states that “… police officers are killing innocent men as a matter of course.” He also states that, “… all over the...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I believe I am in the majority when I say that our methods will make the world safer through our methods of enhanced interrogation. Those who demean our efforts and belittle the value of interrogating terrorists are suffering from a serious...

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