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Strong demand exists for dads

Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more, he started to disagree with parts of modern feminism. “I don’t agree with the part of ...

White flag waved

A fascinating series of controversies erupted this week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller. Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called “Rub and ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). No one can change the truth, but the truth can change everyone. It’s the curtain that opens to begin the show. You already know the truth, so just accept it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t be too quick to form an opinion today, because you’re likely to change ...

Abortion is a symptom

As we enter into what surely will be another contentious confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice, let’s consider underlying realities that deeply divide us and make it so hard to agree about how our Constitution should be interpreted and applied. The Declaration of Independence ...

Parade of the aborticrats

I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists — and what we’ve seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see. Six years ago, Code Pink zealots traipsed across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes demanding “respect” for ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Humans make mistakes, it’s part of our charm. The way we get things wrong can be subtle and interesting. Mistakes can draw us together or pull us apart. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You love to be around talented people and/or experience extreme talent by whatever ...

Roe: Yesterday’s fight

If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land. But the ability to obtain one would remain a fact of the land. It might be harder to end a pregnancy in some states, but there would be no returning to the pre-Roe world. That’s ...

The media vs. Kavanaugh

Supreme Court retirements under President Donald Trump cause an extra measure of heartburn for Democrats. They nominated Hillary Clinton and her seven-mile train of scandalous baggage for president, and that’s jake. They elected Bill Clinton as president, who perjured himself and sullied his ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is a good person deep down. She is a joy to be around when she’s sober. But more and more lately, she is not. And when she’s not, she is hateful and vindictive and blames everyone else for her problems. She has gone so far recently as to tell me something ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your love is a rare and beautiful gift best invested where it can be appreciated. If you’re not getting feedback that you’re appreciated, then you’re probably not. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you got into love a little deeper than was good for you, you have ...

Is Mueller null, void?

The president, who might not be fully acquainted with the pertinent Supreme Court case law, says the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel was unconstitutional. Consider the debate between two serious people who have immersed themselves in the history of the Appointments Clause, ...

Trump’s art of the no-deal

Donald Trump promised to be America’s dealmaker in chief. “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal,’” he said in the speech announcing his candidacy. “I’m a negotiator. I’ve done very well over the years through negotiation,” he said during a Republican debate. ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: “Lindsay” and I dated for 2 1/2 years. Our breakup wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t a walk in the park, either. I had just packed up my life and moved across the country with her to relocate for her job, and a week after we got there, she dumped me. I was blindsided. It took ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Once you thought you knew what you wanted to be when you grew up, but not anymore. Yet, it’s not what you should be but what you should do that matters. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Can you feel two things at the same time? Maybe. Or maybe every emotion is a mix. Let ...

Nations do not engage in trade

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of ...

Prof is a bully

Free speech won; decency lost. This has become such a common observation that it hardly merits a headline. But in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case resolved Friday, the plaintiff was that rarest of victors these days — a conservative professor defending his freedom of speech rights against a ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: We know an elderly couple who are on a very low income, and we have helped them a lot. Not long ago, their car needed to be fixed, and my husband paid the garage and gave the mechanic a tip. We did this not expecting repayment. Well, the woman has gotten angry at us for not letting ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The thing that makes you lose your sense of time is very healthy for you to participate in today. While you’re in that gap of fascination and engagement, other parts of your mind will be freed to work on problem-solving. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a ...

Taking the Disraeli test

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a successful political leader, a man (even though it was the Victorian era, it was still a man’s game) must first know himself and then know and understand the times in which he lives. Whether ...

Trump backers ‘cultists’?

Bob Corker, the outgoing Republican senator from Tennessee, recently compared supporters of President Trump to members of a cult. The Washington Post quoted Corker as saying: “It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? It’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like ...