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  • Carolyn Hax: Parenting has no loophole

    While I’m away, readers give the advice. On new parents who are squabbling over their new responsibilities:


  • Froma Harrop: Health care part of economic cure

    The Duke basketball coach and most other Americans believe that President Obama is unwisely diverting his attention from the sick economy. In the case of Coach Mike Krzyzewski, the unhappiness …


  • Dear Annie: Teach daughter to follow rules

    Dear Annie: My child is in the fifth grade. She is a well-behaved girl and an excellent student. I have always tried to teach her to be respectful and honest. …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: In U.S., progress begets fear

    There are now 926 hate groups in this country. Take a second and consider that number. It represents an increase of more than 50 percent since 2000. And by “hate …


  • Cal Thomas: Anger at AIG is misdirected

    One of the more familiar sayings in politics is “don’t get angry, get even.” The anger caused by using millions in taxpayer bailout money to pay “retention” bonuses to current …


  • Dear Annie: Use affections productively

    Dear Annie: I married “Eddie” after getting pregnant at 18. We have two children and have been together for 32 years. For the past 20, we have not slept in …


  • Robyn Blumner: Usury-built economy proves flimsy

    In Edna Ferber’s 1925 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “So Big,” a cultured woman spends her life doing hard physical labor on a rural Illinois farm so that her son can go …


  • Dear Miss Manners: Treat son’s ex-teacher graciously

    Dear Miss Manners: I am the mother of an 8-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s extremely intelligent and highly emotional. Second grade presented him with significantly greater expectations in the …


  • When immigrants go home, America loses

    A key measure of the nation’s economic health is its ability to attract capital, not only the financial kind, but capital of the human sort. The immigration debate in recent …


  • Kathleen Parker: To help girls, help boys

    With a flick of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud’s most famous question and iterated one of man’s hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want. Thus, …


  • Bob Ray Sanders: Suicides hidden cost of war

    Surely I had misread the news account from Fort Campbell, Ky., last week. At the very least, there must have been a typographical error. When I reread the story more …


  • Birth control pills linked to blood-clot formation

    Dear Dr. Gott: My 24-year-old granddaughter recently had a stroke due to a clot because of her birth-control medication. She got fast treatment and will be OK, but now I …


  • David S. Broder: Loss for national intelligence

    The Obama administration has just suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the lobbyists the president vowed to keep in their place, and their friends on Capitol Hill. The …


  • Dear Annie: Fantasies normal but be careful

    Dear Annie: I have discovered a fascination with some aspects of bondage, dominance and submission, and eventually would like a chance to play out some of my fantasies. Is this …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Story of abuse feels familiar

    Dear Robyn Rihanna Fenty: I was maybe 7 years old when this happened.


  • Carolyn Hax: No response obviously means stop e-mailing

    Dear Carolyn: About five years ago I began to realize that a woman I dated 25 years earlier was someone I had stronger feelings for than I was mature enough …


  • GOP should reform to past

    In the 1987 film “Moonstruck,” Rose Castorini, played by Olympia Dukakis, walks home accompanied by a man she met in a restaurant. When he asks her if he can come …


  • Froma Harrop: When U.S. balks, Canada benefits

    When a pizzeria closes, the pizzeria down the block usually sees a surge in business. That principle applies to commerce in the larger North American neighborhood. Whenever the United States …


  • Make up with mom-to-be

    Dear Annie: My 28-year-old son who I love dearly is living with his pregnant girlfriend, “Salome,” in my basement. He is due to earn his bachelor’s degree in three months, …


  • Mr. Dad: Only child can grow up to be well-adjusted, happy adults

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are in our late 30s. We have a 4-year-old daughter and would love to have a second child. But with the financial crisis, …


  • Miss Manners: Saga of big day plans gives guests wedding fatigue

    Shouting from the housetops now strikes Miss Manners as an admirably restrained way of reminding the world that you are getting married. Couples have since taken to firing off barrages …


  • Kathleen Parker: GOP’s true leader bides time

    It’s been a win-win the past few days for Democratic and Republican loyalists, but what about the rest of us? You know. Americans who think that neither (a) spending nonexistent …


  • Carolyn Hax: Meet each other halfway, beyond

    Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend is on a very pervasive health kick. Everything about his lifestyle has changed, from transportation to diet. All these changes took place after we began dating, …


  • Froma Harrop: Rich have felt bigger tax bite before

    Amid pleas to spare the rich, the right is accusing the Obama administration of waging vile class warfare. They envision wooden carts carrying the wealthiest 2 percent to the guillotine. …


  • David S. Broder: No time for training wheels

    As if the problems in the U.S. and world economies were not enough of a challenge in themselves, the young Obama administration is also being called on to figure out …


  • Harold Meyerson: It’s not socialism, it’s viable capitalism

    “We are all socialists now,” proclaims Newsweek. We are creating “socialist republics” in the United States, says Mike Huckabee. We are witnessing the Obama-era phenomenon of “European socialism transplanted to …


  • Dear Annie: Let police deal with landlord

    Dear Annie: I just moved to a very nice community five months ago. The people are so friendly, warm and helpful. My house is located not far from the ocean …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tweets fail need-to-know test

    Today, I make you a solemn promise: I will never Twitter you. Or is it tweet? I’m never sure. And here, let me pause to help the technologically illiterate catch …


  • Carolyn Hax: Be healthy, hope mate joins you

    Dear Carolyn: What to do when you recognize controlling traits in yourself? I’m certainly not mean, I don’t yell and I don’t make loaded “jokes,” but I tend to drop …


  • Cal Thomas: An unconscionable proposal

    For social liberals, what is it about abortion that makes some of them consider it a sacrificial rite through which only the killing of an unborn child can truly liberate …


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