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Far be it for us to bestow guilt for any overindulgence during the holiday season. It’s not like we haven’t done the same thing. We’re expected to overdo it a tad, right? Now, Christmas has just appeared in the rearview mirror and the new year is dead ahead, meaning that pork, cornbread, black-...
DEAR ABBY: All children are beautiful to their parents. My three children are of mixed race and get a lot of attention because of it. The boys are aloof about random compliments they receive from strangers. However, I’m worried about the pressure it may put on my daughter to be “pretty.” I care...
Drones: seems they are everywhere these days. Turn on the news any given day and you’re going to hear something about drones — either it’s something to do with the military and their 116 different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — the official name for a drone, or it’s something some schmo has done with...
As economist Henry Hazlitt observed in his classic, “Economics in One Lesson,” thoughtful economic or public policy analysis requires looking not only at the most immediate and obvious effects of a policy, but at also examining the hidden costs, long-term effects and unintended consequences....
DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a woman (Nov. 25) whose husband told her while she was pregnant that, if it came to a choice, he would choose the life of the baby over hers. Your response contained a piece of misinformation I would appreciate you correcting for your readers. You asserted...
Editor, Daily News, A simple step each of us can take to oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Pipeline: file online as an intervenor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceeding, by the Jan. 6 deadline. You do not need to live along the proposed route to...
DEAR ABBY: A friend I really like has been extremely helpful baby-sitting my 4-month-old son every once in a while. The problem is, she informed me that she rubs his gums and lets him chew on her fingers. I find this gross and strange. Clean fingers or not, I’d prefer she not do this. She only has...
Left to right -- Doc Severinsen, Johnny Carson Doc and Ed McMahon.
Johnny Carson fans are in for a New Year’s treat. On Jan. 1, the Antenna TV Network begins broadcasting reruns of the old “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” “The full shows have never been aired since Johnny walked off the air in 1992,” said Sean Compton, President of Strategic Programming...
Some movies outperform the levels that their trailers establish, ‘Sisters’ sadly did not. This movie featuring typically hilarious actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had me very hopeful walking into the theater after commercials showed some great comedic scenes so I expected more of what I saw in...
Editor, Daily News, As our President made his way to Hawaii for his Christmas vacation, he made a stop in California to visit with the victims of the terrorist attack. Our President made the statement the news media is the one adding fuel to the fire when it comes to reporting terrorist action...

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