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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re somehow involved in a game of chicken, and it’s unclear who’s going to back down first. It’ll be the one who needs to be right more than being smart. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone believes that he or she is contributing to your happiness. Is that ...

Imagine the street fight

Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list. The New York governor is already on the case, giving speeches tailored for the Iowa caucuses. Assuming Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for a second term, Cuomo would be an ...

Anyone see any collusion?

As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion seems headed upward toward certainty. The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Donald Trump’s dealings in ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m not sure whether there is any advice you can give me, but here goes. I am a 23-year-old gay man. I have been living with my 56-year-old boyfriend, “Bob,” for the past four years. I love Bob but am no longer in love with him. I would like to move out but don’t make very ...

Prig vs. the President

James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off publishing a tell-all book? It’s never for the profits or the sheer satisfaction of sticking it to your enemies and putting yourself in the best ...

Trump choosing losers

“It’s nonsense that there’s a beautiful free market in the power industry,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said recently as he pushed for a government bailout of coal-fired power plants. Republicans, who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power, arguing that the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man. I was just told by my wife that she wants a divorce because I am no fun. We’ve been married for almost 50 years. Apparently, she has been planning this for quite some time. She got a face-lift, wants liposuction, etc. She goes out dancing ...

Accumulative decay kills cities

When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New ...

Dogs of war howling

As sabers rattle ever louder across fields, plains, oceans and deserts, President Trump’s words from earlier this year haunt the stable mind: “I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” he said. “Without a major event where people pull together, ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Humans are fallible creatures with a strong capacity to learn and grow. It’s why you don’t even mind when someone criticizes you now. It’s a chance to improve. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The wise Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius suggested that it’s not the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: The other day, I was working from a cafe close to my house. As I sat there for a few hours, I saw a number of men spitting on the sidewalk as they passed by. Men in dirty clothes, men in fancy suits, young men, old men, it seems to be a trait shared by all types of men. Fond as I ...

Ryan is not a winner

Paul Ryan Is No Margaret Chase Smith Shortly after Hawaii and Alaska joined the Union and I was still a semi-young wiseguy, smugly sure that a celebrity candidate whose prospective campaign had sparked public interest would become a serious White House challenger, a grizzled political ...

Welfare reform comes again

When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve. They didn't. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, between 1996 and 2000, the employment rate for single ...

The left’s war on science

We’ve been told conservatives don’t believe in science and that there’s a “Republican war on science.” But John Tierney, who’s written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, told me in my latest online video, ...

Facebook wants regulation

Here’s a bet: Congress will end up “cracking down” on Facebook with “tough” regulations that Facebook will probably protest quite vigorously. And then Facebook profits will go up. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, withstood two days of questioning in Congress this ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Experiment to see what makes you feel more generous. What if you thought of your relative as your friend’s parent or child? Would there be more or less love? TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In the movie theater, people sit together in the dark to look on the bright side ...

Debt should be focus

Donald Trump achieved the presidency telling the American people he would “Make America Great Again.” Given that during eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency there was not a single year in which national satisfaction, as measured by Gallup, averaged above 30 percent, tapping into ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). While the big dogs seem to have a clear advantage today, the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower are also true: “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight. It’s the size of the fight in the dog.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What is misery, other ...

He didn’t lie to farmers

Farmers keep asking why Donald Trump is hurting them on trade when they helped elect him. The better question is: Why did they help elect him? Candidate Trump promised a trade war, and he delivered. No hidden agenda here. Farmers and ranchers had a choice between trade-friendly Hillary ...

Hooked by the war party?

With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, “Animal Assad,” ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner. “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL ...