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  • A wake-up call to the wallet

    As a social conservative who has written extensively about abortion, stem cell research, family structure, failing schools, the degradation of popular culture and abstinence education, I submit, without fear of …


  • It’s OK if siblings skip family events

    Dear Annie: I come from a large family. Between birthdays, religious holidays and graduations, there are lots of family events. My family and I always make an effort to attend …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Time to get mom help for hoarding

    Dear Annie: My three grown sisters and I have a widowed mother with a severe hoarding problem. Due to numerous roof leaks and animal infestations, her drywall and ceilings are …


  • Dr. Gott: Reader’s RSD helped by hydrotherapy

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 39-year-old mother to three small children who was just diagnosed with full-body Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I was going 150 miles per hour in my …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Any way to stop sponging aunt?

    Dear Annie: I am a blessed child of two wonderful, loving people. My parents are incredibly generous. Right now, they are putting my sister through school and paying all of …


  • Dr. Gott: Red eyes could be nutrition-related

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I’m a 56-year-old female. For the past 11/2 years or so, I have had red streaks in the whites of my eyes. About six months ago, I …


  • Carolyn Hax: Could her third wedding be charm?

    Hi, Carolyn! My wife has a good friend who will soon be married for the third time. Her first two marriages ended in divorce. The woman’s soon-to-be husband will also …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Ill sis chooses family from church for care

    Dear Annie: My sister, “Elaine,” has terminal cancer. Yesterday, I got a call from someone named “Laura” telling me Elaine had made arrangements to move in with a family from …


  • Secession, nullification talk shallow

    Vacationing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks this past week, I’ve been thinking about how different things will be here when the South secedes from the Union. The Confederates, I anticipate, …


  • David S. Broder: McConnell sees wise Senate

    It was an odd but intriguing experience to sit at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor last week and listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly …


  • Carolyn Hax: Talk to parents; share your feelings

    Dear Carolyn: My parents are fighting more and more, and now in front of my brother and me (we’re in our teens). When they are alone and fighting we can …


  • Miss Manners: Just say no to office parties

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a project manager in a division made up of three teams. One of the other project managers is trying to force us to have monthly …


  • ‘Don’t ask’ stakes are high

    “As we mark the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq,” President Barack Obama said this week, “a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there.” He should …


  • Carolyn Hax: Give beau basics of your childhood

    Hi, Carolyn: I’ve been seeing a really great guy, “Joe.” The relationship looks like it’s going to gel into something more permanent. He works with my stepdad, and so knows …


  • Dr. Gott: Cracked fingers difficult to repair

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in hopes to get a response for a terrible problem my daughter is having with her fingertips. When she was just out of the …


  • Senate lacks leaders of old

    Earlier this week, as the United States Senate went through the motions of debating Elena Kagan’s nomination to a Supreme Court seat that almost certainly will be hers, readers of …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: 53 and still living with his parents

    Dear Annie: I am 52 years old, have been divorced for 15 years and am currently involved in a relationship with a wonderful man. “Chuck” lives 80 miles from me, …


  • Carolyn Hax: Wife angry hubby helped neighbor

    Dear Carolyn: My husband of 10 years, who is retired, calls me at work one morning and tells me he had just gotten out the shower when our female next-door …


  • Dr. Gott: Some questions beg longer answers

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Your column was so much better when you gave short answers to questions. You answered a lot more questions, which we all like, so why did you …


  • Mona Charen: Obama’s problem isn’t race

    I’m starting to wonder: Is President Barack Obama fair to African-Americans? Asked about Rep. Charlie Rangel’s ethics problems on CBS’s “Evening News,” the president could hardly have been more direct …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Though miserable, seek counseling

    Dear Annie: I am married to a man four years my junior who seems locked into the idea that I am cheating on him. I am not, although I’d have …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hard lesson on teaching

    A year or two ago, I received this e-mail. The writer was upset with me for arguing that school principals should have the power to fire teachers who do not …


  • Miss Manners: Festive funeral theme seems out of place

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have been thinking for some time about the “juvenilization” of death and the grieving process. I cannot understand what has happened to the solemnity, the gravity, …


  • Mr. Dad: Prepare your body before pregnancy

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are planning to get pregnant in about a year. We hear a lot about what to do, health wise, during the pregnancy itself. …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Tell mom to stay away when drunk

    Dear Annie: I love my mother, but not after 7 p.m., when she starts drinking. For 11 years, I have suffered through her alcoholic abuse and have been ravaged by …


  • Miss Manners: Dinner guests who do too much pose quandary

    DEAR MISS MANNERS – I hosted a small dinner party for eight, serving the following courses: appetizer, soup, main meal, dessert. One of my guests finished her appetizer and, attempting …


  • Carolyn Hax: Wedding versus football schedule

    Dear Carolyn: I got engaged in February. My fiance’s family is wonderful and seemed so family-oriented. His younger brother plays college football, which made it difficult to have a wedding …


  • Annie’s Mailbox: Daughter’s SIL difficult to deal with

    Dear Annie: My daughter, “Betty,” is having a terrible problem with her sister-in-law, “Linda” (her husband’s sister). Linda is very manipulative, thinks she’s never wrong and can be downright hateful. …


  • David S. Broder: Antidote to voter cynicism

    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A lot of the mail I receive these days reads like this letter from a Milford, Utah, man, who says: “Truly, there is a lot of anger …


  • Storm of aid could save Gulf

    When people think of New Orleans, most think of jazz, hurricane cocktails, Katrina – and now the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But there’s another stormy concoction barreling …


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