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Weyeneth lacking needed experience

If the name Taylor Weyeneth rings a tiny bell in your head, then you might be related to him. Otherwise, the 24-year-old was until a week ago an unknown if powerful member of the Trump administration: deputy chief of staff in the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Weyeneth’s ...

Don’t need bad law

President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.” The president was responding to statements made in ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice. I’m interested in what your advice would be in the following situation. It involves gift giving at Christmas for nieces and nephews. My daughter does not feel that her brother gave as much to her sons ...

Who will offer warning?

Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC, based in Alabama, calls itself “the premier” group monitoring hate. Give us money, they say, and they will “fight the hate that thrives in our country.” I once believed in the ...

Does their model work?

The alleged success of the California model is one of the more intense controversies in the nerdier corners of public policy debate. For many progressives, California’s metastasizing liberalism proves you can have Scandinavian-style social policies and tax rates and still have robust ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Things are working. New methods will develop soon enough; there’s no reason to rush things. Don’t get the update because it’s available, get it as you need it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). They say, ‘’Stop,’’ and you leap forward. They say, ...

Time for GOP to lead

This year, as every year, I will be joining the hundreds of thousands who will be arriving in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. March for Life notes the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Jan. 22, 1973, which legalized abortion on demand in our country. The event has taken place ...

What is the real message?

The feminist website Babe published an account of a date gone bad. The pushback has been swift and sharp. I share some of the concerns of the critics, but I also think young women are sending a message that is being missed. The account by the anonymous “Grace” about a bad date with ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Yours will be the last word, just how you like it. What you may not like is how long it takes for all other words to get hashed and rehashed. That’s relationships. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Etiquette allows you to make the rules when it’s your party and follow ...

They don’t want a fix

President Trump and the Republican leadership have made clear that they have no intention of repairing our chaotic immigration system. Why not? Because illegal immigration is a problem that bothers most Americans. Fix it and all these politicians have are tax cuts for the rich, environmental ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My grandson “Logan” was fathered by someone other than his elder and younger brothers’ father, “Ron.” (Our daughter was separated at the time from Ron, and they ended up getting back together before Logan was born.) When Logan was born, they put Ron as his father on the ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s not one right way that things should appear. So work on such matters using the sensibility that best represents your attractions, preferences and delight. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you demand a more of your conversations, you’ll get a lot of fun, ...

Book ignoring the facts

Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted book explaining that America’s problems would yield to government’s deft ameliorating touch if Americans would just rekindle their ...

We all yearn for freedom

While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: “The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of present-day Americans existed in dung ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Over the holidays, my wife’s niece posted a picture of a recipe card on Facebook that was from her grandmother, my wife’s mother. She said it was her favorite Christmas recipe from her grandmother and in her grandmother’s handwriting. She wants to have it printed on a tea ...

Corey Sanders

Sanders, Baker lead Rutgers past Iowa, 80-64

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With Mike Williams out for the foreseeable future, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell gave his team a simple message on Wednesday night. “All hands on deck.” After Williams injured his ankle in the last 10 minutes of practice on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights were ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As those skilled in the art of marketing know well, there are many ways to position a single product. What you present today will seem exciting, fresh and new, not because it is, but because you are the one presenting it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can figure ...

Ignorance or contempt?

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened?” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College ...

A truth we cannot forget

Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, who created the international scholarship program that bears his name and that has produced 59 Nobel Prize winners among its estimated 360,000 alumni, was not, for entirely legitimate reasons, a humble man. Admitted to the University of Arkansas at 15, he ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am a 50-year-old married woman with two children. I am far from perfect but I feel I’m a decent person. My issue is my sister and my mom. I’ve spent most my adult life trying to please them. I walk on eggshells every time we have a family function, because I never know what ...