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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The ego imposes images of life how we want it, ourselves the way we want to be, others how we see them. To be disillusioned is to be close to the soul of the sun. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All wins and losses are temporary. Being up or down on your luck is but a ...

Blaine paid big price for bigotry

Republican James G. Blaine (1830-1893) was a House speaker, senator and two-time secretary of state, but he is remembered, if at all, for this doggerel: “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine/ the continental liar from the state of Maine.” His lasting legacy, however, is even more disreputable ...

Bernie targets charters

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head and not block black children from attending ...

Dear Annie

Dear Readers: Many of you have strong opinions about the college admissions scandal, and because there were so many thoughtful replies, I am devoting a few columns to reprinting some of the feedback to my proposed solution of fining the parents to pay for scholarships: Dear Annie: Loved ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been thinking of your problem as if it were an uphill slog, but a change has occurred so you can stop that. Now it’s more of a gravitational process. You are at the top, your aim is at the bottom. Enjoy the slide. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In a tight ...

Some bats in the belfry

When author Mark Childress penned “Crazy in Alabama,” he wasn’t just whistling Dixie. “I haven’t been quoted this much since Roy Moore,” Childress recently told me, referring to last week’s coverage of Alabama’s passage of a law banning abortion in nearly all circumstances. ...

Let’s think this through

So Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign speech, much to the surprise of many. I was among them. Sanders believes that “the right to vote is inherent to our democracy” and even “terrible ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie. I have a 6-year-old daughter who won’t go to sleep on her own. She has an innate fear of staying alone in her room. We have tried every way we can think to motivate her to feel comfortable. We reassure her that she’s safe, that we’re in the room next door, that every night ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been thinking of your problem as if it were an uphill slog, but a change has occurred so you can stop that. Now it’s more of a gravitational process. You are at the top, your aim is at the bottom. Enjoy the slide. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In a tight ...

Pro-life backers find their moment

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures — the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories. That may be about to change. ...

Dems look ahead

Last November, when their party won 41 Republican U.S. House seats and took the House majority from the GOP, Democrats were almost giddy, increasingly confident that voters in 2020 would see the error of their ways and make Donald Trump the first American president to be rejected for reelection ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have chronic back pain thanks to sciatica. I chose to treat it with physical therapy and exercise, and I take muscle relaxers and or anti-inflammatory drugs when the pain really flares up. I chose to forego all painkillers, be they opium-based or synthetic. The problem is that ...

Sex ‘trafficking’ panic

When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves. “They were women who were from China, who were forced into sex slavery,” said Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show.” We’re told this happens all the ...

De Blasio is Ferris Bueller

The most rational response to the news that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to be president is to ask, “Of what?” When informed that he wants to be president of the United States and not of, say, the local organic hemp co-op, perhaps the next best response would be to take a page ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t know how great you are at a thing until you see the level at which the average novice is working. It’ll benefit you to test your skills in a public setting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you’re stuck, questions like “why does this matter?” or ...

Creative energy rules

A basic law in physics says that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another. The same rule, I think, applies to society. There is a given amount of human energy. Is it going to be directed creatively? Or destructively? We see both at play in the ...

Plan just a bailout for states

My previous column objected to President Donald Trump and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., proposed $2 trillion “infrastructure” spending. As with President Barack Obama’s “stimulus,” the Trump-Schumer plan violates the concept of federalism and bails out states that spend ...

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being a good judge of character is part talent and part skill. You’ve always had a sense about who to pursue, tolerate or avoid, though you’ve occasionally been tricked by charm or good looks. Not anymore. You’re seasoned. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s ...

Privilege: Let’s end it

The Trump camp is making a very big deal out of Hunter Biden’s 2014 gig with a Ukrainian oligarch. This was a time when his father, Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice president, was pressing Ukraine’s leaders to rein in its oligarchs. As it happened, Hunter’s membership on the oligarch’s ...

Post wants Trump ousted

The Washington Post is on a power trip again, high on the possibilities of ruining some more Republicans, like Woodward and Bernstein hoping to repeal the Nixon landslide over McGovern in those golden days of Watergate. They are goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt citations, ...