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Updated at 10:10 PM

If you are like me, you are starting to feel like you are getting whiplash from listening to the reports and speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will actually raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. It looks like now is the time, because the economy is getting stronger; no, the economy has stalled; yes, the job reports are looking good; no, the housing market has declined. It has gone on and on like this for years, and it continues as we look ahead to the next...

Updated Sep 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM

Onerous sex offender registration laws have pulled together unlikely alliances. Victim advocates have begun standing up for sex offenders in litigation and legislative battles across the country.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 1:44 PM

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska highlights vital foreign policy as well as environmental challenges. The difficulties confronting the global north undeniably are serious. This gathering is related to the Arctic Council, which includes...

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 9:36 AM

It seems like President Barack Obama is just having fun making people mad lately.Earlier this week, he announced that he is changing the name of Mount McKinley in Alaska back to Denali.

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM

The presidential campaign of 2016 is already in full swing, and the primary issues have crystallized. Chief among these is what to do about illegal immigration and about the estimated 11 million illegals hiding just below the surface in our...

Posted Aug 30, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Given World War II’s ubiquity, the definitive book about it may never exist. Perhaps William L. Shirer’s classic "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" comes closest. One section details the Allies’ bombing of Nazi...

Posted Aug 30, 2015 at 2:01 AM

In the last column we discussed some of the personal finance issues that came to mind during and after a vacation to Italy. Here are a few more. An important tip for a foreign vacation, even to Canada, is that if you are planning on using...

Updated Aug 30, 2015 at 12:54 AM

Four years ago, most of us wouldn't have predicted award-winning TV series would debut via online streaming on websites such as Netflix and Hulu and would never be aired on cable or network television. Just four years ago, it seemed unlikely that...

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.

Posted Aug 27, 2015 at 2:01 AM

 

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