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ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you feel pressure to say what the other person wants to hear, you’re being subtly manipulated. Take a step back. Consider the relationship. Proceed cautiously. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you find yourself stretching for some easy way to describe yourself, you ...

Explaining social unrest

As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France’s bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax ...

For unto us a Child is born

F. F. Bruce is one of those scholars I have had to spend a lot of time reading in seminary. He researched and wrote some of the best material on the history of the Bible and its accuracy. In studying the ancient texts that we have, Bruce has noted that there are only around nine or 10 ...

Focus on what she is doing right

Dear Annie: I have two grandchildren, ages 11 and 7, and I am worried about them. I am trying to persuade my daughter to clean up their bedrooms. As an aside, they need new bedroom sets. My grandson still has my girl’s bedroom set, and my granddaughter refuses to sleep in hers, saying it is ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Gratitude is like stretching. It’s preparation for the vigor ahead, easing the way for effort, warding off injury. It’s so easy that they forget. Don’t let that be you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Many material things bring more torment than delight, as the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have a full-time job, and I love it. However, I’m never happier than when I’m traveling. How do I make peace with the fact that I probably can’t travel more than twice a year now that I work a 9-to-5? Is there some way I could travel more than that? My job is really ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). A beautiful thing will be a simple thing, but there’s a process to finding this. Things will get complicated indeed, which is your cue to go back to the basics. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Where do you draw the line with your mischief? Too far to one side and it’s ...

Movie tells ignored story

A word can be worth a thousand pictures. In the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” the mild word “snip” describes what the camera, demonstrating the eloquence of reticence, does not show in gory detail: Kermit Gosnell’s use of scissors to cut the spinal ...

Yes, voter fraud is real

Maybe ballot security isn’t such a bad thing after all. Democrats, who the day before yesterday were insisting that voter fraud didn’t exist, now believe that it was used to steal a North Carolina congressional seat from them — and they may well be right. Republican Mark Harris has a ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband is friends with a couple from college with whom we have exchanged Christmas cards and graduation announcements over the past 25-plus years. They have three sons, all of whom we sent a card and money to when they graduated from high school. However, when our daughter ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You give love in many ways during the day. Most of the ways have to do with showing up and doing the regular things that the team counts on you to do. Then sometimes it’s what you don’t do or say that’s most loving. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have a healthy ...

Acceptable racism?

How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.” ...

Accusers deserve justice

Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s sweetheart deal with government prosecutors — thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways — are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: A therapist recommended that I try EMDR in order to process past traumas. It sounds intriguing and fancy, but I don’t really understand what it involves. Could you explain what EMDR is and how it works? I’m uninformed and skeptical. — Curious but Confused Dear Curious but ...

Mean-spirited media do ‘180’

Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made. It is about the contrast between how most of the major media treated him when he was president and how they mostly (but not completely) did a 180 during their coverage and commentary ...

What Dems face

Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974. But before self-congratulating Democrats put more Champagne on ice to toast their victory, they would be smart to look at the awesome challenge they face heading into the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I love being a grandpa, but it seems all my fellow adults have a totally different impression of what a grandfather is supposed to be. My wife says I should be a role model and authority figure, which to me translates to being stern and official. Our daughter says essentially the ...

Creeping toward the line

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. It violates “community guidelines,” said the company in a computer-generated email. Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re not out to change the world today; you just want to find a better way to live within it. It’s about learning what’s there and asking others how they do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t always want attention or people around you. But when you do ...

Hysteria is not policy or solution

NBC’s Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, “How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not focused on climate change every day, when it’s not leading every one ...