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How the Lions will end up going 0-17

Come Heller high water ... ∫ I wish Democrats would just shut up about a “blue wave” for the midterms. There may be one, but it’s far less likely to happen when they keep going on pundit shows and yapping/boasting about it. Zip the lips, people. Let things unfold. Watched pots, you ...

Kavanaugh allegations are abnormal

aTuesday evening, I was scrolling Twitter for news updates when I came upon this post by Emma Thatcher: "Hello, female high school student here. I would just like to say that the emergence of this whole 'teenage boys should get a pass because they're not mature enough to understand consent' ...

Bob Woodward lets air out of the Russia-collusion balloon

"I did not, and of course I looked for it, looked for it hard." That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, "Fear," replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt's question "Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research, in your interviews, that sounded ...

It’s Feinstein vs. Kavanaugh, and GOP must show leadership

While questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about abortion during his Senate confirmation hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein grossly misstated statistics about abortion deaths before Roe v. Wade. "In the 1950s and 1960s, two decades before Roe, deaths from illegal abortions in ...

More than just glass boxes: Modernist homes vary by region

Anyone who imagines that modernist houses across the United States are a homogeneous collection of sleek glass boxes may want to look again. At its best, modernism has always meant to commune with the landscape and reflect the lifestyle of each homeowner. So modernist homes in the United ...

To protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanup

Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but ...

Snyder’s ‘ban the box’ good for us

Gov. Snyder directive to ‘ban the box’ is good for Michigan Job seekers with criminal pasts got welcome news last week when Gov. Snyder issued a directive to remove the question of a criminal record from initial screenings for state jobs. This “ban the box” initiative applies only ...

RIGHT AT HOME: Furniture with ports and plugs to connect you

We’re a nation of multi-taskers, often keeping an eye on our phones or other devices even while lounging on the sofa watching television. And those devices need power. Who wants to keep getting up to plug stuff in when you’re bingeing a great show, reading a good book or otherwise ...

Dems winning votes with big lie about pre-existing conditions

Across the U.S., Democratic campaign ads are telling voters a big lie. Dems are falsely claiming they're protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions and warning that Republicans will take that protection away. The ads would have you believe Obamacare is the only way to protect people ...

Ari Fleischer asks if we’re being fair to Brett Kavanaugh

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we're being fair. "How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we've lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an arguable issue, took place in high school? Should that deny us chances later in ...

Find a workable solution to drug epidemic — now

Another day, another bill in Congress aimed at curbing the drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. This one was approved Monday by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate. A similar bill was approved several weeks ago by the House of Representatives. Now, the two chambers must reconcile their versions ...

Americans’ reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty

So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguided ...

Three big lessons we didn’t learn from the economic crisis

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. First unlearned lesson: Banking is a risky business with huge upsides for the few who gamble ...

The Kavanaugh document fight is purely political

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

Democrats hit Brett Kavanaugh with an 11th-hour slander

After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no words — except perhaps desperate, scurrilous and ...

If you want to stop gun violence, go after bullets, not guns

The mantra "It's the economy, stupid," propelled Bill Clinton's candidacy during the presidential campaign in 1992. His decision to highlight the nation's then-struggling economy (and promise to fix it) helped him win the White House. One theme in this year's midterm elections is the renewed ...

Memo to Dems: Upholding norms is a two-way street

Many of the current president's critics on the left insist that they are standing up for norms of democratic conduct and for democracy itself. Some are sincere. Neal Katyal, for example, who served as principal deputy solicitor general in the Obama administration, endorsed Neil Gorsuch for the ...

The cult of fragility on college campuses around the country

The beginning of another academic year brings the certainty of campus episodes illustrating what Daniel Patrick Moynihan, distinguished professor and venerated politician, called "the leakage of reality from American life." Colleges and universities are increasingly susceptible to intellectual ...

Not every problem needs a federal solution

Fifty-five percent of voters believe that Facebook has too much power. Forty-seven percent believe the same about Twitter. For those in the political world, such numbers represent an obvious call for government action. But voters disagree. Just 21 percent want the federal government to ...

Google’s foul play: Search results

For generations, parents taught children "You can't believe everything you read." Now they ought to teach their offspring they can't trust everything they search on the internet because Google — run by anti-conservative, anti-Trump elites — is manipulating search results to advance a ...