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Antidote to March Mar. 06, 2021

Mark Shields

In the New England where I grew up, March was an unpopular month — wet, muddy, cold and, with ... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Dec. 13, 2020

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Magic of Summer Aug. 22, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

"Hold tight to the magic of summer," I told my son this time last year. He'd just found out a few ki... Read More

Many Republicans DO Have a Sense of Humor May. 09, 2020

Mark Shields

An American politician can help herself politically by being able to believably use self-deprecating... Read More

Bigotry, Misogyny in U.S. Border Patrol Merits Congressional Probe Jul. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

Democrats are calling for the firing of Border Patrol agents who posted vulgar images of Rep. Alexan... Read More

Peace Begins With a Smile Mar. 02, 2019

Mark Shields

"Peace," we were told by Mother Teresa, "begins with a smile." Smiles have been very scarce in Ameri... Read More

High Schooler Has Social Anxiety Feb. 19, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm a freshman in high school, and I'm starting to make friends. I'm always trying to be... Read More

Illiteracy in the Old Jan. 16, 2019


Roughly 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older use prescription drugs, with an average 20 prescrip... Read More

#MeToo Needs a List to Light the Way Jan. 04, 2019

The Outlaw

Last weekend, audio of one of disgraced and discarded comic Louis C.K.'s recent comedy shows was lea... Read More

Too Much Attention? Dec. 26, 2018


The rate of diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children has nearly doubled ov... Read More

Immature Grandpa Dec. 11, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I love being a grandpa, but it seems all my fellow adults have a totally different impre... Read More

Too Much Joking? Sep. 30, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I just started high school, and it's been going great, but it's kind of crazy. A lot of ... Read More

Cigarettes and Coffee Mar. 26, 2018

Marc Dion

Back in 2006, President Donald J. Trump is supposed to have played a brief game of bump and shove wi... Read More

No, I'm Not Inbred Sep. 25, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: The first meeting of my girlfriend and a couple with whom I am friends caused me to want... Read More

Look Who's Not Laughing Now Sep. 19, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: It was my husband's sense of humor that first attracted me to him. He was one of the fun... Read More

Making Fun of Transgender People May. 26, 2016

Steve Chapman

When I was a lad, I often heard jokes about blacks, Latinos and gays, who were regarded as amusing b... Read More

A Political Year Desperate for Humor Mar. 12, 2016

Mark Shields

Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan's robust sense of self-confidence, which enabled him to use self-deprec... Read More

How to Make Cancer Funny Feb. 07, 2015

Katiedid Langrock

How to make cancer funny? —Hodgkin lymphoma? More like Hodgkin lame-phoma. —Did you hear... Read More

Wizard of Id

Jun. 15, 2014

Andy Capp

Jun. 14, 2014