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ARIES (March 21-April 19). On the one hand you know what you must do, and on the other you just don’t feel like it. Getting your feelings aligned in the direction of your goals isn’t as easy as you’d like, but if you can do this, you can do anything. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). ...

On Wall St., Us R Toys

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had endured the sacrifice should share in the good times ahead. A golden age for the American worker commenced as business, labor and government stood together on the stage. Labor has since fallen ...

Warren’s phony heritage

So, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she commissioned a DNA test to address her long-standing claims of having Cherokee ancestry. The Boston Globe reported that her DNA analysis “suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.” The fraction 1/1,024 works out to 0.09 ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Last year, I wrote you about my beautiful 35-year-old daughter and the kidney transplant she’d received through the United Network for Organ Sharing. I am “A Very Grateful Mom.” My daughter continues to do well and is leading a healthy life. We’d like to thank the donor ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re happiest while in the process of learning something new. Set out on an educational venture to find your creativity and reignite your sense of wonder. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Being grateful isn’t just something you do; it’s something you are. No matter ...

The Trump economy

I keep hearing that although Donald Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he’s presiding over a great economy. “The single biggest story this year is an economic boom that is durable and lasting,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said recently. Really? Look closely at the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I wrote to you several months ago. I’m “Trapped by Parents.” I have a disability that has caused me to have great difficulty in both obtaining and retaining jobs. The resulting lack of income has forced me to live with my parents. My parents are obsessed with the idea that ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Since most work will be done with the cooperation of people, anything you do to enhance your individual effectiveness will positively impact the entire team. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can theorize all day, but you’ll never know what’ll happen until you try ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am writing to you about the adult son of a friend of mine. This young man, “Dwayne,” has had a bad couple of years. He was kicked out of the military, divorced and had terrible child custody problems. My friend loves her son very much, but he is rather lazy. He has had ...

Gosnell: The movie

Arguably a contributing factor to the continuation of abortion is that it is performed out of sight and thus, out of many minds. A film about one of the worst practitioners of abortion, Kermit Gosnell, opens October 12 in at least 600 theaters. Gosnell is the Philadelphia abortionist ...

Both sides doing it wrong

A certain segment of the evangelical pastoral community has decided Christians should embrace social justice. More prominent evangelicals are pushing back, saying “No.” I think both sides get it wrong. John MacArthur, one of the great theologians of our age, has pushed back against the ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The concept of “closure” is a construct. Most things run on a continuum. So while there is no real ending, there also must be an ending, or life becomes too overwhelming to take in. The ritual of finalization will be key. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today is ...

Socialism isn’t pretty

Socialism is hot. Famous actors recently made a commercial proclaiming that “democratic socialism” creates some of the best parts of America. It’s “your kids’ public school” (says Susan Sarandon), the “interstate highway system” (Rosario Dawson), “public libraries” (Jay ...

Should we impeach RBG?

Forcefully responding to allegations of sex assault, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearing rebuttal, “This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit — fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear. Lately, she’s been commenting on a diamond ring, and it’s the second time she’s made remarks at family gatherings about it, saying, “I want that ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You add a dash of humor and stir in some charm. You’ll meet those with opposing views, but you’ll make your differences a moot point. It’s a lucky attitude, and it’s the reason you’re winning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Small kindnesses shown to loved ones ...

More blacks understand

With nerves still raw from the wrenching confirmation process of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, speculation whirls regarding what the political implications will be. Worth considering is where the racial lines will be drawn. Among the more aggressive voices from the ...

Things will only get uglier

Confirming Brett Kavanaugh was the best outcome at the end of a hellish decision tree that left the country with no ideal option. Reasonable people may differ on that. But what seems more obvious: It’s all going to get worse. Because everyone is taking the wrong lessons from the Kavanaugh ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You add a dash of humor and stir in some charm. You’ll meet those with opposing views, but you’ll make your differences a moot point. It’s a lucky attitude, and it’s the reason you’re winning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Small kindnesses shown to loved ones ...

Birth control attacked

There was a time when Republicans and Democrats generally agreed that access to birth control was a public good. Most saw preventing unwanted pregnancies as key to making abortions rare. Those days are over. The Trump administration is indulging a religious hard right, helping it merge the ...