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  • Mallard Fillmore, justices, Boehner: Letters

    The duck's just not funny The only sin for a comic strip is to be unfunny. Not only is Mallard Fillmore not funny; it defies comprehension most days. Who or what are those Arizona-residing rabid Chihuahuas often found in the strip? I can only guess...
  • U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones

    U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones
    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops. Media...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Sizing up the latest IRS scandal

    WASHINGTON Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. When I inquired if he was moving to other quarters, Williams, a good source and a better...
  • Jerry Zezima: Mr. Zezima goes back to Washington

    Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice once on purpose. The other time, I took a wrong turn off the highway, found myself in Washington and...
  • Turning point for civil rights

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The comprehensive, landmark legislation outlawed, among many other things, racial segregation in public accommodations. Jim Crow, in both its more overt Southern and subtler...
  • Congressional turf wars are costing US security

    This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change. When it comes to the most...
  • July 5 Letters: Fort Monroe, Medicaid, checks and balances

    Fort's last chance Yes, Fort Monroe is a national treasure ("Under our protection" editorial, July 1). Many emphasized that a decade ago. But with Daily Press support, Virginia's leaders misframed it as merely a Hampton development plum. Later they...
  • Tourism group pushes to ease travel-visa restrictions

    Tourism group pushes to ease travel-visa restrictions
    If you listen to Oren Lotringer, Central Florida could become a hotbed for Israeli tourism. It has theme parks, shopping, outdoor adventures and plenty of hotels for Israeli families looking for a taste of the U.S. — all the ingredients his...
  • AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers to aid survivors

    Thanks to a historic partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Corporation for National & Community Service and the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies, AmeriCorps VISTA members will be placed in Jewish...
  • Slowly the wall between church and state crumbles

    By a 5 to 4 conservative majority the Supreme Court has emasculated labor unions, campaign finance regulations, the Voting Rights Act of 2006 and what's left of affirmative action in its campaign to reshape American society. Here I will limit my...
  • 'Re-homing' to be topic of U.S. Senate hearing

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hear testimony Tuesday about how the federal government can stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers met on the Internet. The hearing comes in response to a Reuters...
  • Without federal action, states move on long-term care

    WASHINGTON Three years after the demise of the long-term care piece of the Affordable Care Act, some states are retooling their Medicaid programs to maximize the number of people who can get care at home and minimize the number who have to become poor...