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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 ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: “Pete” was a friend of mine. He was 20 years older than I and died at the age of 87. He worked hard his entire life and retired with his wife, and they lived in a nice, small house in Palm Springs. They didn’t spend much money and had just enough for a comfortable retirement. ...

Let individuals flourish

The Declaration of Independent didn’t just declare our independence from Britain; it vowed to create a government that respected all people’s rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It said nothing about patriotism. Or making America “great.” America became ...

Examining ‘patriotism’

There are many definitions of patriotism. Mark Twain said patriotism means supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. I like this, but it’s flawed. Sometimes your country — i.e., the people — can do things that require the government to correct its ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Put yourself out there and you’ll get ratings both good and bad (as trolls, unfortunately, are a fact of modern life) but mostly good and truly worth the effort. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Egotistical people are easy to talk to. They’ll go on and on about ...

The lies of socialism

Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rocketed into the national spotlight as result of her stunning primary victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District, what’s the message for national politics? How did this young woman, who has never held or run ...

What are we going to do?

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Donald Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party controls the House and Senate, and Trump may soon control the Supreme ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you have an unpopular opinion, it’s easy to think you’re delusional, when you’re really the only one who understands the reality of what’s going on. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Take a picture of the moon or a sunset and it becomes clear that life often ...

Candidate is off to fabulous start

As most everybody knows, a remarkable Bronx resident named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just won a Democratic primary against a 10-term congressman. That she is a 28-year-old Latina and an unapologetic progressive has many Democrats over the moon. She is perfect, almost. The attention paid her ...

Can NAFTA last?

Will NAFTA survive? Last week, Mexico elected as president longtime NAFTA critic Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (always called “AMLO”) by a wide margin. He promptly had a cordial telephone conversation with longtime NAFTA critic President Donald Trump, who remains U.S. president for the next ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: About six months ago, a friend confided in me that he had been sexually assaulted a year prior by a blind date. After watching an episode of “ER,” we were talking about sexually transmitted infections, and he mentioned needing to get tested, which brought up the revelation of ...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re asked to work on a job you don’t know the first thing about. You may have to bluff some just to get things rolling, but don’t pretend to know everything. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If productivity is your only goal, you might miss out on the real ...

Destroying students

Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school’s racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial ...