Column: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

11/20/2014 03:12 PM MST
Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. 
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Column: Using a bludgeon in Wisconsin
11/19/2014 11:16 AM MST - MILWAUKEE >> It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state's intricacies to advance progressivism's project of breaking nongovernmental institutions to government's saddle. Full Story

Column: Give workers a raise
11/19/2014 11:14 AM MST - American workers need a raise, and there's one simple way to boost incomes at the lower end of the pay scale: Increase the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7. Full Story

COLUMN: 22 things every adolescent should eventually learn how to do
11/18/2014 04:48 PM MST - Teaching adolescent's self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy and productive life. To be self-reliant, people must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack-of-all-trades. Full Story

COLUMN: 'Slippery floor syndrome' is the new epidemic in senior pets
11/18/2014 04:46 PM MST - One of today's interior home design trends seems to be causing some problems for older pets. Wall-to-wall carpeting is being rapidly replaced by tile and hardwood floors, especially here in the Southwest. Full Story

Column: Six energy policy changes to watch for in a Republican-controlled Congress
11/18/2014 03:36 PM MST - Energy is going to be front and center when the Republicans take control of both houses. The past six years have seen taxpayer dollars poured into green-energy projects that have raised electricity rates. Full Story

Column: Internet Gambling Ban a Losing Bet
11/18/2014 03:34 PM MST - Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose "crony capitalism" or "cronyism." Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Full Story

Column: Some women have many reasons to reject feminism
11/17/2014 05:14 PM MST - And now for another episode of "As the Feminism Turns" — you know, the overwrought soap opera about who is and isn't a feminist, what it means today and whether it has relevance to women of any age. Full Story

Column: Make Election Day a Holiday
11/17/2014 05:13 PM MST - Apparently, you're pretty busy. I'm a little surprised that you have time to read the paper, frankly. Full Story

Column: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico: oil price threat
11/14/2014 03:21 PM MST - The shale oil boom which returns 25 percent of the New Mexico State revenue is under "bust" threat from Saudi Arabia. Full Story

Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. Full Story
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Handler apologizes again for his 'racist' remark

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for a racial comment he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet. Full Story