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When Hygiene Goes by the Wayside Mar. 08, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a member of a small Midwestern church and in the choir. There are about 10 of us, a... Read More

Family Member Makes It All About Him Jan. 11, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: At the family gatherings on my spouse's side, my brother-in-law "Albert" wants to loudly... Read More

Do Something Different Jan. 09, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Marriage can be fun. That doesn't mean it's a comedy at all times, but there should be some delight ... Read More

This 'Calling Card' Hasn't Expired Jan. 09, 2019

The Word Guy

When a TV weather forecaster described a November blast of cold air as "winter's calling card," I wo... Read More

Words That Go Bump in the Night Dec. 26, 2018

The Word Guy

As a young graduate student, I once took a flight to Minneapolis that left LaGuardia Airport in New ... Read More

What Are the Rules for 'Fewer' and 'Less'? Dec. 19, 2018

The Word Guy

My seventh-grade English teacher, Mrs. Morris, was a formidable and forthright woman. And when it ca... Read More

Political Potshots Have Always Packed Punch Dec. 05, 2018

The Word Guy

If you think today's political insults are nasty, consider these mud bombs hurled at Presidents Ulys... Read More

Linguistic Disputes Can Pack a Punch Nov. 14, 2018

The Word Guy

Heated controversies over proper usage can lead to food fights at faculty clubs and fisticuffs on co... Read More

North Korea and Presidential Hot Air Jan. 05, 2018

Adriana Cohen

Talk is cheap, especially in matters of foreign policy. Over the past decade, we've learned that wor... Read More

What a Mess Jun. 12, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I hope you can settle a conflict I have with my boyfriend of almost nine years. One of h... Read More

The Un-Free Speech Movement at Berkeley Apr. 23, 2017

Steve Chapman

There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind w... Read More

Trump the Weakling Mar. 09, 2017

Steve Chapman

When rocker Tom Petty found out Republican George W. Bush was blaring his song "I Won't Back Down" a... Read More

Free Speech for Corey Lewandowski Feb. 16, 2017

Steve Chapman

Since arriving in the White House, Donald Trump has upended many customs and norms, including many w... Read More

Sick of the Negativity Feb. 07, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm writing to you regarding one of my best friends, "Melanie." Melanie and I are both i... Read More

A Closed-Off Husband Jul. 27, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a Care Bear, and my husband is a cyborg. What I mean is that I get emotional from a... Read More

Sex Talk Sanity Jan. 15, 2016

Single File®

DEAR SUSAN: Noteworthy in your recent column about cougars is your courage to tell it like it is, th... Read More

Glib 'Happy Talk' Feb. 17, 2015

Thomas Sowell

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this mes... Read More

Employee's Hearing or Listening Problem Must Be Resolved Oct. 23, 2014

At Work

Q: I often have face-to-face work-related conversations with a woman in another department. She is t... Read More

The Latest Tweets Aug. 07, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Recently, we got a bird feeder. We're lucky I speak Bird! Sparrow 1: This is just delicious! What do... Read More

It Don't Matter Jun. 25, 2014

Classic Zig Ziglar

Years ago, I heard a speaker, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, who worked the refrain "it ... Read More