U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the media that for the “desired effects” to lower U.S. inflation, it was worth considering taking steps to reduce the tariffs on Chinese goods.

Reporting, not resisting

The New York Times reported that on Jan. 8, 2021, the House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, told colleagues that President Trump’s behavior during the storming of the United States Capitol two days earlier had been “atrocious and totally wrong.” He even suggested Trump might resign and added, “I’ve had it with this guy,” wrote the Times.

Bipartisanship loses a role model

One was gracious, the other garrulous. One was severe, the other soft. One was rail-thin; the other carried a spare tire around his waist. One never touched alcohol; one was a prodigious drinker. One was a Mormon, the other a Catholic. One spent his adult life in the cold winds off the Wasatch Mountains, the other in the warm tides of the Gulf Stream. One was Coolidge-reticent in his speech, the other Churchill-voluble in speech. One earned pocket money by delivering the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper on frosty mornings; the other came from a family where newspapermen were in their pocket – and, in some cases, in their pay.

Rat bite fever usually effectivley treated by antibiotics

Dear Doctors: Can you please talk about rat bite fever? Our son got bitten by a baby rat while he was cleaning out his garage, and he didn't see a doctor. It turned out he was OK, but I'm worried about what could have happened. What should he have done?

Now-enagaged former beau reaches out

DEAR HARRIETTE: A few years back, I went on a number of dates with a man, but it didn't turn into anything. We remained friends on social media, but we stopped communicating directly. I found out he was engaged about a year ago and congratulated him. Since that interaction, he has reached out to me a number of times to ask if we can speak on the phone or meet up for drinks. I always say no, but he's been persistent. I don't know his fiancee, but should I tell her about these interactions? I would want someone to tell me if my fiance were trying to meet up with women from his past. -Crossing the Line

Today, partisan politics have clogged up government at all levels as Democrats and Republicans seem more concerned about their own agendas and throwing mud at each other than doing what is best for our country.

Time to audit twitter censorship

New Twitter owner Elon Musk is vowing to reform the social media platform. "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk said in a statement after his $44 billion bid to buy the company was accepted.

Caution: Sharp left turn ahead

Breaking News: College liberal arts departments infiltrated by liberals. Engineering schools, not so much. Profs pompous; college kids self-righteous. If these strike you as major revelations, you may have to be an editor at The New York Times, brow perennially furrowed for signs of leftist groupthink in the academy.