In Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Stephanie M. Lee delivered a down-the-middle story about a Bay Area couple, Jennifer Benito-Kowalski and Steve Kowalski, 40 and 41 - who paid an Indian woman to help them attain their goal of making a baby with their own DNA. To many moderns, this arrangement presents a win-win formula. The poor gestational carrier gets needed money, and the comfortable couple get a baby. What's not to like?
"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," said Winston Churchill.
My cousin Mona called me the other day about her husband Harry, who had came home from work and said:
Before world war II, college was mostly for the rich. starting with the gi bill, which gave thousands of WW II vets a shot at getting an advanced degree, education became a more common route for upward mobility.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is worried.
When House Republicans voted to cut the food stamp program by $39 billion over the next decade, Democrats charged GOP cruelty. Strategist Donna Brazile wrote that the move was a "heartless act," not "an example of government tightening its belt or making tough choices."
This week, Baby Veronica finally went home - for good.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question regarding my stool. It is not normal, but is in pieces, which are small and sometimes elongated. I am in no pain or discomfort. I have not lost weight or changed my eating habits. It started about a year ago. I had a colonoscopy six months ago. Everything was OK. I am a female, 64 years old. I have been eating a lot of whole wheat and lots of vegetables and fruits.
With the latest vote to defend the Affordable Care Act, the House GOP is looking more and more like the Washington Generals, the hapless "opponents" who stood on the court as a foil for the slick, stylish and talented Harlem Globetrotters.
One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate over the threat of a government shutdown and the failure to raise the debt ceiling is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate . In speech after speech, Obama crusades against negotiation. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? He's the president. Supposedly, he's the chief executive. But Obama doesn't want to dirty his hands by talking to Republican congressional leaders.
After the Newtown school shooting, commentators on the Left expressed outrage that gun-rights groups were exploiting the attack to build membership in the wake of all the liberal demands for a federal crackdown on gun owners. Nine months later, they're curiously silent as Rupert Murdoch's cable network FX milks a fictional Catholic-school shooting for commercial gain.
Both the old and new media agree on is this: If you need a story that's guaranteed to be popular, go with animals. Cute kittens, puppies, porpoises, penguins, and polar bears are all a good bet.
Given the evidence of the superiority of capitalism in achieving prosperity, isn't it astonishing we still debate its merits?
While details are still emerging about Aaron Alexis, the man responsible for killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, this much is already clear. This man never should have had a security clearance that allowed him to enter the Yard. And he never should have been permitted to buy a gun.
President Obama barely noticed, but there was a horrific mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. In what has become a signature of this administration, a tone-deaf Obama pressed ahead with his plans to attack the tea party Republicans at an event marking five years since the financial crisis erupted.
This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me.
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On Saturday night, Omar Mateen was a loner and a loser.
No doubt you'll be thrilled to learn that we now live and work in a "gig economy."
Donald Trump should apologize.
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"Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl."
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As usual, the GOP primary was sewn up before California's June 7 primary. By late May, Donald Trump had the 1,237 delegates needed ...
Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?
The time has come for me to play my Woman Card.
We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It's a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl ...
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