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Dear Annie: I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I have kept a daily journal for many years including a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We’re in our late 70s.) In those journals, I wrote about the times he got drunk, of his ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). In a daring mood, you’re inspired to break some rules, but only to promote the good guys who’ve been kept down. “Vivacious renegade” is your new title. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t worry if your efforts seem scattered now. When you see how ineffective ...

Acting out little psychodramas

I’m not surprised that mobs shriek at Trump administration officials in restaurants and that Maxine Waters wants more of that. I’ve watched this happen at American colleges. One example: Heather Mac Donald is a Manhattan Institute scholar who wrote the book “The War on Cops.” She ...

This stuff matters

Three years ago this past week, the Supreme Court threw out the laws of most states and declared gay marriage to be the law of the land in the name of happiness. Since then, people of faith have been under a sustained assault by left-wing activists. Progressives have attacked florists, bakers, ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To work on changing your speech and movement is arduous. But you can change your heart instantly, and all your words and moves can’t help but follow. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are ways to tackle destructive emotions, none more effective than dipping into the ...

America divided, again

On May 22, 1856, Representative Preston Brooks entered the floor of the United States Senate, approached abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner, and beat the senator with a cane, almost taking his life. Brooks was provoked by a passionate anti-slavery speech that Sumner had delivered in the ...

What makes me a writer

I began writing the book just published this week — “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense” — in 2014. I’d been thinking about the issues it addresses for decades. Yet yesterday, when an interviewer posed the simple question: “What prompted ...

Briefly

FDA approves sweating drug WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. The Food and Drug Administration approved Qbrexza for ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Knowing that your reputation will precede you, what do you think it should be? What could they believe that’ll set them up for a fulfilling experience with you? To a degree, you’re able to shape this story if you want to. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To know what ...

Eyeing health scares

Come July Fourth, millions of Americans will toss burgers on the grill without a second thought. It was different 14 years ago. Remember “mad cow disease” — the health crisis that never happened? Shortly before Independence Day 2004, the U.S. Agriculture Department announced — James ...

News must fit narrative?

The “news” you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what “outrage” has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. Last week, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted an enormous chunk of their airtime to parents who immigrated to the country illegally being separated from their ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night. The problem is that I’m a vegetarian. Every time we go to a friend’s barbecue, I can’t find anything to ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your invitation to risk will come by way of your heart. Extend it and you’ll likely get hurt at some point, as it goes with hearts, but it’ll be entirely worth it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The social excitement is like a fire. It might take a second to get it ...

Trump is not a patriot

On this coming Fourth of July, it’s worth pondering the true meaning of American patriotism — as opposed to the malignant, distorted view of it propounded by Donald J. Trump. For Trump, the central challenge of American patriotism is to secure our borders. “A nation without borders is ...

The opening for Trump

In the 1950s, the great neo-conservative intellectual Irving Kristol acknowledged Joe McCarthy’s stark failings, but famously refused to take the side of his critics. “For there is one thing,” he wrote, “that the American people know about Senator McCarthy: He, like them, is ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have a 3-year-old grandson with autism who is nonverbal. “JT” makes a lot of noises (i.e., yells) to let us know what he needs. My daughter, her husband, their kids (they also have an 18-month-old) and my husband were recently at a family-friendly restaurant for lunch. JT ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What good is knowing better unless you also do better? The trouble is, you can’t be sure. You have to take a risk in order to find out. Just act on your hunch. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though you can’t make another person see what they don’t see, you can ...

‘Inclusion’ creates harm

My column a fortnight ago, titled “Diversity and Inclusion Harm,” focused on the dumbing down of science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to achieve a more pleasing mixture of participants in terms of race and sex. Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan ...

Crying-child Rorschach

Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Like so many Americans, this columnist longs for the voice of another, the great and good Charles Krauthammer, who died last week, leaving us mortals to plod through the darkness without the light of his reasoned guidance. A revered Washington Post ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I find myself in an uncomfortable situation with a friend who just moved to our town this year with her husband and baby. Besides her two sisters who live here, we’re the only friends they have so far. I feel that she’s been taking advantage of me by asking for constant help ...