Discussing specific vaccine reccommendations

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the bonus letters column that we promised several weeks ago. With a bonanza of mail, these extra letters columns help us keep up with your comments and follow-up questions. We've received a lot of virus and vaccine questions, so let's dive in. The recommendations regarding booster

Husband vents spleen in front of friends

DEAR HARRIETTE: My family and I spent the weekend with old friends -- the first time we have ventured out to be with others since the pandemic started. It was a lovely visit in some ways, but one thing bothered me a lot. My husband and I have been fussing pretty intensely for as long as I can remember, but usually when we are in public, so to speak, he is gregarious. While spending time with others, he often doesn't pay me much attention. Well, this weekend I became the butt of all of his jokes and venom. It was so uncomfortable. It seemed like whatever I said, he countered it, negated it and blew me off. I tried to ignore him, but at times it was just too much, so I reacted. That just made the situation worse. I have asked my husband for years to go to therapy with me, and he has refused. I want to ask again, but I fear a huge blowup. What should I do? –Tired of Fighting

Florida modern mother of presidents

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois (1860). Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon of California (1968). Hubert H. Humphrey (1968) and Eugene McCarthy (1972) of Minnesota. John Lindsay and Shirley Chisholm of New York (1972). Pete DuPont and Joe Biden of Delaware (1988). Paul Simon and Jesse Jackson of Illinois (1988). Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio of Florida (2016). Kirsten Gillibrand and Bill de Blasio of New York (2020).

(AP) — Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, antiquities authorities said Monday.

Putin crosses a line

Where can the United States and its allies fight Putin's murderous rampage in Ukraine? The answer is everywhere, with every weapon available.

Last week we wrote about political campaigns that distort the facts. Sadly, this problem goes much farther than politics, it is being done in different ways by everyday people right here in our own community.

Is Biden trying to buy votes?

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary race was a bidding war in which the various candidates advocated spending trillions of dollars to enact sweeping progressive agendas. Some agendas were a bit more sweeping than others, but they all amounted to unprecedented increases in federal spending.

Storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the rioters sough to subvert the democracy they claimed to be defending. And perhaps, given the prevalence of misinformation and the persistence of the Big Lie, they really believed this.

The value of voting in America

Most Americans are spectators in today's most critical struggle for democratic values – being battled at every hour of every day in Ukraine. But in another vital struggle for democracy, a third of Americans are spectators.

What Trump, Putin have in common

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin share a deeply dangerous trait: They are both Big Liars, and they embrace their own Big Lies.

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