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Avalanche of accolades

Our media elites arrogantly lecture about our democracy being undermined by robotic propaganda, but do they ever listen to themselves talk about the Democrats? Somehow, they think their robotic propaganda is just the “truth.” The press came to witness the Senate impeachment trial, and Rep. ...

Rampant hypocrisy of Dem Party

As the Senate impeachment trial unfolds, we’re witnessing an alarming dual justice system where Democrats accuse the president and the Republican Party of criminal wrongdoing and foul play while giving themselves a pass for the very same acts of which they accuse others. Take foreign ...

Dems: A winning argument, losing outcome

WASHINGTON — In the Trump impeachment trial, the House Democrats have built a very strong factual case for removing the president, based on an exhaustive review of his scheme to extract a promise from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to provide dirt on prospective political rival Joe ...

Hell was a place called Auschwitz

This week marks 75 years since Soviet troops stormed the gates of hell. Hell was near a Polish town called Oswiecim. Hell was a place called Auschwitz. Seven and a half decades later, the murder factory has all but passed from living memory, been swallowed by that great maw called history. ...

Horoscope

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 Mars and Neptune Commitment Challenge Mars and Neptune square off to remind us that big issues can take longer to work out. Maybe a lifetime just isn't enough. But when it comes to soul-elevation, time isn't the most relative variable anyway. The measurement that matters ...

Donations in cards

Dear Heloise: My family and I recycle our Christmas and holiday CARD FRONTS. We send them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, where the kids make them into new cards that are sold online and in their gift shops — such a worthy cause! — Melissa in Ohio Melissa, here's a Heloise hug for you! ...

Wishes stepdad would visit mom more often

DEAR ABBY: My mother is in a locked ward of a nursing home because she has Alzheimer's and is a flight risk. My stepfather has begun dating her best friend. He doesn't consider it dating because, at 85, he's no longer capable of having a physical relationship. However, taking someone to dinner, ...

Finding support from Al-Anon

Dear Readers: Many of you were touched by the husband "Anonymous," who wrote a letter about the loss of his wife to the disease of alcoholism. She is still alive, but the woman he married was a different person than the one who is an alcoholic. Most recommended Al-Anon, a spin-off from ...

If not acid reflux, then what could it be?

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you wrote: "The acid reflux you have been treating might be something more concerning." What else could it be? — C.P. ANSWER: The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease vary widely. Some people have heartburn and an acid taste in their mouth after ...

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial even as Trump’s lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from Trump’s former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in ...

Ohio AG OKs next step of minimum wage issue

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general on Monday approved the next step of a proposal to amend the state constitution to raise the minimum wage. The amendment calls for annual boosts in the minimum wage until it hits $13 an hour in 2025. The current Ohio minimum wage is $8.55 an ...

Browns go with young executive at GM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry is coming back to the Browns. This time as the boss. Berry, who left Cleveland’s front office last year to work in Philadelphia, agreed Monday to become the Browns’ new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told ...

Lakers will take time to mourn Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers’ next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash. The league announced the decision in a statement Monday, saying it ...

Pirates ship Marte to Diamondbacks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Arizona Diamondbacks landed ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency last month, the three-time World Series winner made a surprising offer, one that came with a very urgent catch. Bumgarner told the Diamondbacks they could defer some of the money on his five-year ...

Horoscope

MONDAY, JANUARY 27 Venus Hugs the Hurting It is said that hurt people hurt people — something to take into consideration in approaching the injured, especially the heart-wounded. Venus and Neptune conjoin for empathy and introspection. This should help, as will keeping in mind that ...

Finding real women

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about the unrealistic expectations placed on women. — Heloise "Dear Heloise: The world is full of beautiful women. Some look like supermodels, and some look like me — an average-looking person, clean and neat but not a great beauty. Still, beauty ...

Hepatitis vaccines important with C

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am approaching 70 years old and am in good health. I exercise by swimming and walking every day. I have decided to go to Egypt, as I have always wanted to see the amazing pyramids. I contracted hepatitis C through a transfusion many years ago. While I was being treated, my ...

Mother-to-be needs husband’s help at home

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has always been independent. He works full time and goes to bars with (single) co-workers four or five nights a week and stays until I'm in bed. He also likes his weekends to be his "me" time to decompress from all the ...

Working within to escape pain

Dear Annie: I want to thank you for your response to the man who wrote to you concerning getting closure with the father who had abused him. It was quite helpful to me, as my situation is similar. I struggle daily with guilt at not being able to have a relationship with my parents. My mother ...

The sound, fury and predictability

If you are a Republican, the first week of impeachment meant the Democrats were unserious clowns, out to launch a coup against the duly elected President of the United States. The President’s team was diligent, thoughtful and proficient. If you are a Democrat, the first week of impeachment ...