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Ring of Fire: Kagoshima, Japan Nov. 15, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Gay Courter Nobody likes to think about the worst-case scenario, especially when planning a vacat... Read More

Sushi Adventure in Pre-COVID Japan Nov. 14, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Gay Courter Two years ago my sushi-obsessed husband and I traveled to Japan to revisit places I'd... Read More

Dwarf Korean Lilac Jun. 10, 2020

A Greener View

Q: I was in a park recently, and there was a sign on a very pretty plant that said it was a tree peo... Read More

May 10, 2020 May. 10, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Happy Mother's Day. Today would be a good time to phone your mother, grandmother, moth... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Is Trump's Time to Lead Feb. 28, 2020

Patrick Buchanan

Not until well into the Democratic debate Tuesday night did the COVID-19 coronavirus come up, and it... Read More

Mishaps and Mistakes Help Globalize the Coronavirus Pandemic Feb. 24, 2020

Daily Editorials

Professionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs — when the... Read More

Take a Walk on Japan's Izu Geo Trail Jan. 25, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Margot Black There was a moment as I was relaxing in a Japanese hot spring by a waterfall when I ... Read More

Our Real Existential Crisis -- Extinction Jan. 03, 2020

Patrick Buchanan

If Western elites were asked to name the greatest crisis facing mankind, climate change would win in... Read More

Vintage Canister Set Was Made in Germany Jul. 19, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I was given the ceramic canister set seen in this photo almost 30 years ago. All 12 pieces are de... Read More

The Silver Tsunami Jul. 19, 2019

Positive Aging

Some population experts have referred to the increasing numbers of aging baby boomers as the "silver... Read More

How Not to Score a Goal in the Global Trade War Jul. 04, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

President Donald Trump likes to keep score. Well, here's a score for him: America, zero; while the r... Read More

War With Iran Would Become 'Trump's War' Jun. 18, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran. Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought i... Read More

GOP Leaders Must Draw the Line on Trump's Political Campaigning With Troops Jun. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

For very good reasons, the Pentagon has long forbidden U.S. troops from engaging in political activi... Read More

Once Again, Trump Is Siding With a U.S. Adversary. What Happened to 'America First'? May. 29, 2019

Daily Editorials

There's a reason for the wise old admonishment that domestic politics should "stop at the water's ed... Read More

A Uniquely American Story May. 04, 2019

Mark Shields

Feb. 19, 1942, was not President Franklin Roosevelt's finest day. Some 10 weeks after Japan's attack... Read More

Pottery Was Made in Satsuma Region Mar. 22, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a Japanese vase that sat on my grandmother's mantle in the house I gre... Read More

Add 'Nature as Medicine' to Your Health Prescription Mar. 15, 2019

C Force

Correcting poor eating habits is among the great health challenges of our time. It is a root cause o... Read More

It Never Works, Yet Trump Is Once Again Trying to Bomb Toward Peace Feb. 15, 2019

Ted Rall

George Carlin said, "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity." Given the timing, I assume ... Read More

Give Thanks for the WWII Generation Dec. 10, 2018

Daily Editorials

77 years ago, Americans in Hawaii awoke to the sounds of mass destruction, and the sights of flames ... Read More

Urn Earned a Special Place Aug. 31, 2018

Antique or Junque

Q: My elderly sister gave me a hand-painted porcelain vase of hers before she passed on. It is about... Read More