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David S. Broder: Star treatment disconcerting

Something very strange – and disturbing – has happened with Rod Blagojevich. Even as the legal wheels are turning in Springfield that will remove him from the Illinois governorship, he …


Froma Harrop: Greyhound has enviable pace

I know a lot of greyhounds. A greyhound track operates near my house, and many of its retirees end up in the neighborhood. Something you notice about these dogs: Greyhounds …


Fiance is not being honest

Dear Annie: My fiance, “Ryan,” talks to his ex-wife daily. He even set a romantic love song as the ring tone for her incoming calls. He deletes her text messages …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A story of courage, defiance

A story for women and girls. Shamsia was walking with her sister when a man on a motorcycle pulled abreast of them. “Are you going to school?” he asked.


Political tirades can be turnoff

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I were out to dinner with a dear friend of mine and her husband when he launched into what can only be described as a …


Decide if affair can be forgiven

Dear Annie: I am a 69-year-old retiree and have been married to the same man for 43 years. We have three wonderful sons and seven beautiful grandchildren. When our boys …


Initiate peace with family

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old woman and have never had a normal relationship with my mother. She says every time she looks at me I bring out the bad …


Kathleen Parker: For a golden moment, true awe

It is the curse of the journalist always to be present, but never really There. The job requires that we stand slightly apart, seeing but not believing, hearing without being …


Jonah Goldberg: Conservatives can be glad, too

I am proud of and excited by the fact that we have inaugurated the first black president of the United States. He wasn’t my first choice, but he is nonetheless …


David S. Broder: Obama’s habits show promise

When Barack Obama declared in his inaugural address that a new era has begun and that “the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply,” …


Cal Thomas: Obama worship is misplaced

“What does change mean?” asked Woodrow Wilson in his inaugural address. That is a question that will soon be answered by President Barack Obama. What surprised me most about Obama’s …


Two’s company; more’s a crowd

Dear Annie: I am a 40-year-old divorced woman with six children. I’ve become involved in a dream-come-true relationship with “Joe.” After a year, he moved into my house. Joe has …


Under parents’ roof, rules apply

Dear Annie: I am in my late 30s, divorced and live with my parents. Due to complicated circumstances, I am not financially able to live on my own. Despite being …


One month in, hanging out OK

Dear Carolyn: I’m in a relationship phase that always makes me feel nuts. It’s the space between “being together” and not. One aspect is that the fling started more on …


David S. Broder: ‘Medical diplomacy’ heals rifts

When George W. Bush was running for the presidency, he said he aspired to be an education president. He followed through in his first year by pressing Congress to pass …


Dear Annie: Son’s behavior needs attention

Dear Annie: My 9-year-old son, “Felix,” is headed down the wrong path. This year in school, he has already stabbed two people with a pencil, clocked a boy and told …


Grandchildren’s safety comes first

Dear Annie: I am 31 years old and divorced with two kids. My mom has always been supportive. She helped me out immensely over the years, and I am very …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Social sensitivity still lacking

Clint Eastwood has had it up to here with sensitivity. “A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness,” he recently told the New York Times. “… The …


Brother’s request tacky

Dear Annie: My husband and I married six years ago. The year before, my parents faced financial ruin and the loss of their home. I took it upon myself to …


Kathleen Parker: Repudiations rampant in ’08

Summing up, let me just say that I reject, repudiate, renounce, denounce, dismiss and utterly regret 2008. Sayonara and good riddance. Which is not intended to convey offense toward anyone …


Amy Goodman: Gone, but they still inspire us

Strong voices for peace left last year, people who used their art for social change, often at a high personal price. Odetta was a legendary folk singer of the civil-rights …


Trudy Rubin: Healing in Ameriyah

BAGHDAD – Christmas week is an appropriate time to write about a district here called Ameriyah. Eighteen months ago, Ameriyah was a hellhole where al-Qaida in Iraq ran rampant, assisted …


Cal Thomas: Proffering pills for peace

One of the chants to come from the Vietnam anti-war movement was the memorable “make love, not war.” That sentiment has resurfaced in a different but equally stimulating context, thanks …


Disability not license to abuse

Dear Annie: I am a female college student living with my parents until I finish school. I love my family, but there are a few problems, most involving my older …


Jonah Goldberg: Decade remains ill-defined

Does anyone know what we’re supposed to call this decade? Is it the 2000s? The twenty-ohs? We’re coming up on the last year of it and I still have no …


Lee Edwards: Learn from ’89, year of contrasts

It was a year of triumph and tragedy. It was the year the Berlin Wall fell – and joyful Berliners drank champagne and danced on top of the Brandenburg Gate.


Trudy Rubin: Iraq teetering on stability

BAGHDAD – Ambassador Ryan Crocker was holding his last meeting in the grand marble rooms of Saddam Hussein’s former palace, before the U.S. Embassy formally moved into new quarters and …