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Set boundaries with mom

Dear Annie: My husband and I are newlyweds living with my mother-in-law and it’s driving us crazy. We had to move in with her when our apartment flooded and I …


Dear Annie: Cross-dressers mostly straight

Dear Annie: It’s after 1 a.m., and I can’t sleep for the second straight night. Two days ago, my husband of 15 years told me he’s a cross-dresser. Apparently at …


Mr. Dad: Teen must show he’s mature enough for job

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m 15 years old and in the 10th grade. I will turn 16 just after school lets out for the summer and I want to get a …


Kathleen Parker: Let Bobby Jindal be himself

I liked the old Bobby Jindal better – the one whose brain moves so fast, he’s already indexing questions his interviewers haven’t thought of yet. What did they do with …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Images of reality not all equal

Are you happy now?? All you eyes pressed to the window staring at the detritus of someone else’s life, all you mouths chattering together like birds on a wire, all …


Kathleen Parker: Fuzzy thinking doomed toon

Cartoon outrage is becoming tedious, as is the need to explain once more why being offended is not just cause for battle. This time it’s not Muslims rioting in the …


Carolyn Hax: True love worth having better circumstances

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend is married to another woman. You can’t imagine the scolding I’ve endured from my close friends over this. Some of it is beginning to sink in, …


Froma Harrop: GOP fails to work in real time

How big should government be? The answer is: As big as it has to be – and for small-government types, no bigger than it has to be. The whole debate …


Dear Annie: Hostile parenting has repercussions

Dear Annie: I have been married six years and have two children. I am worried about my husband’s relationship with our 5-year-old son. My husband is very stern and has …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wrong words speak volumes

“Police and deputy sheriffs hunted Wednesday night for a negro ‘beast man.’ ” – Billings Gazette, Sept. 19, 1929 “An original Guinea negro whose blood has not been crossed is …


Carolyn Hax: Show wife data on her affair

Dear Carolyn: Here goes: Discovered wife was having a lengthy affair. She says it was with Guy X and that it’s over. I believe it’s with Guy Y – and …


Cal Thomas: A new, dependent generation

“Always pay the bank” was my father’s economic advice. In good times and in bad, whether I had low, moderate or high income, I always paid the bank. The bank …


Dear Annie: Boyfriend must put you first

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a caring man and hope to spend the rest of my life with him. “Dan” is friends with a married couple he …


Dear Annie: False rumor form of bullying

Dear Annie: My 10th-grader, “Katie,” is switching to a different high school in two weeks. The other day, my son mentioned that his friend’s sister spread a bad rumor about …


Kathleen Parker: Look to history for future

Maybe it was the imminent passage of the stimulus bill, but 30,000 feet over Ohio last Friday afternoon, as President Barack Obama was heading to Chicago for a long weekend, …


Carolyn Hax: One’s choice to give repentant bullies a chance

Hi Carolyn: I’ve seen this come up a few times: A person who was bullied as a kid is suddenly in contact with the former tormentor years later, after everyone …


Dr. Gott: Head pain needs diagnosis

Dear Dr. Gott: I hope you can help me. I am an 80-year-old widow, living alone, not overweight and I am active. I still mow my own lawn and have …


Dear Annie: Wife may not be aware of moods

Dear Annie: I need some advice. My wife has anger issues. A few days ago, we moved our youngest son to a different bedroom and the two of them got …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Let people see war’s true cost

Maybe now we’ll see what we have not been allowed. Meaning coffins draped in our national colors, filled with the remains of our honored dead. The military has banned media …


Carolyn Hax: Bridesmaid list fades over time

Carolyn: My only sibling, my brother, is getting married in a few months. Our father passed away a few years ago, and since then, we have gotten really close. When …


Cal Thomas: Indiana could teach U.S.

When President Barack Obama visited Elkhart, Ind., on Feb. 9 to tout his economic stimulus plan (aka more government spending), he saw a struggling town in the midst of a …


Dr. Gott: Can B-12 help Bell’s palsy symptoms?

Dear Dr. Gott: I would like to tell you about my experience with an annoying condition called Bell’s palsy while on a tour in Italy. I had been riding near …


Robyn Blumner: Help, not jail time, for drug issues

We’ve come a long way from “I didn’t inhale,” former President Bill Clinton’s rather lame attempt to explain away a marijuana toke. President Barack Obama has been candid about his …


Dear Annie: You must leave dangerous situation

Dear Annie: I’m 20 years old. My boyfriend and I have a 6-month-old baby boy. I used to be very independent. When I met “Jake,” he was 18, had never …


Often-absent dad can still become good grandpa

Dear Mr. Dad: When my kids were young I worked a lot and wasn’t around as much as I wanted to be. But now that I’m retired and a grandfather, …


Dear Annie: Nicely ask mom to stop snooping

Dear Annie: I’m a 40-year-old man who has moved back home with my mother to recover from a car accident. The recovery is nearly complete, but the economy is slowing …


David S. Broder: Obama’s real work lies ahead

Now comes the hard part. Difficult as it has been to push the almost $800 billion stimulus plan to the point of passage in Congress, making it work in local …


Kathleen Parker: Time to rethink anti-drug laws

Drink and drive and it’s grrrrrrrr-eat! Smoke pot and your flakes are frosted, dude. So seems the message from Kellogg, which has decided not to renew its sponsorship contract with …


Kathleen Parker: Obama reveals inexperience

The first however-many days of Barack Obama’s presidency have been a study in amateurism. Many suspected that Obama wasn’t quite ready, but kept their fingers crossed. Optimistic disappointment is the …


Carolyn Hax: Stand ground on wedding plans

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I have been together for eight years and are now in our mid-20s. We have graduate degrees, good jobs, and have been living with our …