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  • Pay and benefits matter in long run

    DEAR JOYCE: I get it that sometimes, especially in the last few years, we may have to trim our compensation sails a bit if that's what it takes to get a job you need. But I'm fed up with reading surveys asserting that money is way down on the list of what...
  • Ultrasound, ultra-truth

    "Seeing is believing" is an ancient idiom. It teaches that a dispute can often be resolved by presenting physical evidence. Opponents of the ultrasound bill passed last week by the Virginia legislature and expected to be signed soon by Governor Bob...
  • Stalin was an atheist -- so am I

    Antony Flew will go to hell. So will the rest of us who reject Jesus Christ as our savior, according to Bible-believing Christians. But Flew, an 84-year-old English philosopher, is a hot item in some evangelical circles. In 2006, Biola University -- a...
  • Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders

    Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders
    Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96. Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
  • What to do with Gitmo's detainees?

    What to do with Gitmo's detainees?
    Today's question: What to do with enemy combatants? Is there no one who should be held indefinitely? Shouldn't there be a difference between prosecuting a war and prosecuting a crime? Previously, Sulmasy and Kaye discussed what President Bush could do...
  • Brooke Shearer dies at 58; former journalist, personal aide to Hillary Clinton

    Brooke Shearer dies at 58; former journalist, personal aide to Hillary Clinton
    Brooke Shearer, a former journalist and personal aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who had directed the White House Fellows program and served in the Interior Department, has died. She was 58. Shearer, who had cancer, died May 19 at her home in Washington,...
  • Harold W. Snider dies at 61; blind activist helped craft disability legislation

    Harold W. Snider, a prominent advocate for the blind who helped craft legislation that expanded the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and aided in the launching of an audible newspaper service, died June 26 at his home in Rockville, Md., after a...
  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'

    Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'
    Erich Segal, a Yale University classics professor whose first novel, the weepy "Love Story," became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning an iconic catchphrase of the 1970s, died Sunday in...
  • PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada

    PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada
    Yang Xianyi Chinese poet and classics translator Yang Xianyi, 94, a poet who translated numerous Chinese classics into English, died Monday in Beijing, state news reported. The report on Shanghai's Xinmin Evening News website did not give a cause of...
  • Bernard W. Rogers dies at 87; Army general introduced major reforms

    Bernard W. Rogers dies at 87; Army general introduced major reforms
    Bernard W. Rogers, a four-star general who introduced major reforms as Army chief of staff in the 1970s and who later was the top military commander of NATO, died Oct. 27 in Virginia after a heart attack. He was 87. After bringing changes in recruiting...
  • Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism

    Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism
    Today's question: Will closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay rehabilitate America's image abroad, as President-elect Barack Obama argues? Does that even matter if keeping the prison open reduces global terrorism? Glenn M. Sulmasy and David Kaye debate....