As the man said, know when to fold ’em

As far as I’m concerned, Joe Biden is a national hero: the savior of our democracy, and as decent a man as has ever occupied the Oval Office. They ought to put up his statue on courthouse squares across America.

Our great homes face new, old challenges

The Great Lakes: Great venue for hunting and harvest by Indigenous people and vast movements of population and manufactured products. Great resources for a thirsty and energy-hungry continent. Great effect on the culture of the two countries that share these great waterways.

Lonely cousin needs something to occupy her time

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 or that, but I know that she needs a lifeline.

Enjoy that morning cup of joe and its health benefits

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 morning cup and hope that the most recent news about coffee is good.

A clear and present danger

Orthodox conservative and loyal Republican J. Michael Luttig was appointed to the federal bench by President Bush 41 and was often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee. So when he appeared before the Congressional committee investigating the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021, his words of warning carried extra weight.

Wading through the toxic sludge of the current election cycle makes the aroma coming from a sewage plant smell good.

Biden lets in 1 million illegal border crossers

Have you been following the court case Biden v. Texas? It’s not in the headlines every day, but court filings in the case are giving us the best picture yet of what the Biden administration is doing on the U.S.-Mexico border. And the news is very, very bad.

Employee surprised by dismissal

DEAR HARRIETTE: My contract wasn't renewed at my job, and I have no backup plan. I'm devastated. This was my dream job. I know that there was plenty of room for improvement on my end, but they really made it seem that I would have at least another six months to learn and grow within the company. Severance pay was not in my contract, so I have no clue what to do until I find another job. I'm discouraged about even looking for a new job right now. How do I figure out what's next for me? – Nonrenewal

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