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Susan Estrich He knew they were armed. He knew they meant harm. He sent them to the Capitol. He wanted to go with them. He had to be restrained. What more do we need to hear? We’ve already heard that he knew it was a Big Lie and lied anyway. We’ve already heard about the…

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The moral blanks at the center of our government

Froma Harrop Perhaps the most permanent image to come out of Tuesday’s hearing into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol was of the cleanshaven Chief of Staff Mark Meadows bustling about to help Donald Trump overthrow the United States government. What do you want, sir? Do you want me to call the limo…

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Young employee should dress more modestly

Harriette Cole DEAR HARRIETTE: I hired a young woman to work for me earlier this year. We mainly work via Zoom. We had an in-person meeting recently, which is when I discovered that she doesn’t understand professional dress. She came to a business dinner wearing a camisole (that looked like underwear) as her shirt. She…

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Desantis overtakes Trump in New Hampshire

Byron York National polls show former President Donald Trump with a commanding lead over all other Republicans for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. The group includes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is in a distant second place but is widely seen as the new front-runner should Trump decide not to run. But there is no…

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Lonely cousin needs something to occupy her time

Harriette Cole DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a cousin who is getting up in age and who seems to be incredibly lonely. She calls me several times a week, obsessing over one thing or another. She is retired, and I am still working. I do not have time to listen to her endless worries about this…

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Enjoy that morning cup of Joe – and it’s health benefits

Ask the Doctors by Eve Glazier, M.D. & Elizabeth Ko, M.D. Dear Doctors: Where do we stand on coffee these days? It seems like there’s always a new study that says either coffee is healthy or that it’s bad for you. I’ve even read that coffee helps your brain stay sharp. I love my daily…

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Post-Roe America begins now

by Kathtyn Jean Lopez “Nights of Rage” are how some pro-abortion activists described their plans for the days following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. By the time you read this, I hope we will know it was all talk from extremists. But in the weeks after the draft leak of the decision,…

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St. Teresa Has Some Bad News for Republicans

Froma Harrop “There are more tears shed over answered prayers than unanswered prayers,” St. Teresa of Avila said. Republicans may soon learn just how that works. It used to be that Republican politicians with no fixed views on abortion could pray loudly for an end to Roe v. Wade. They knew that their stances would…

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Signage war will sow more confusion over gas tax

From Arlington Heights Daily Herald If the courts side with the Illinois legislature, by the end of next week signs could be popping up at gas stations all over the state. They will explain how the gas tax increase scheduled to kick in on July 1 has been magnanimously postponed until January 2023 to temporarily…

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New assistant lacks attention to detail

Harriette Cole DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a new assistant who is a recent college graduate. She is eager to do a good job and has a positive attitude, but she is messing up big-time. I give her clear instructions for her tasks, yet she keeps missing important details. When I point out her mistakes, she…

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