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Bigoted King out of step with American ideals

As a percentage of its population, Iowa sent more troops to fight in the Civil War than any other state. Iowans fought on the side of the Union against the Confederate South. Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States and the commander in chief of Union forces, was the first ...

The FBI tramples our political order

The FBI took it upon itself to determine whether the president of the United States is a threat to national security. No one had ever before thought that this was an appropriate role for the FBI, a subordinate agency in the executive branch, but Donald Trump isn't the only one in Washington ...

Proctor & Gamble’s toxic sanctimony

One of the world's most successful brands committed ideological hara-kiri this past week. Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of ...

Social media is all people

In the 1973 dystopian film "Soylent Green," Detective Frank Thorn, played by Charlton Heston, investigates the Soylent Corporation. The corporation produced Soylent Green, a wafer that was supposedly made of "high-energy plankton." Turns out, as Thorn discovers in his investigation, Soylent ...

Freedom starts with respect for life

Tennessee's new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year's March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The legislation would end all federal funding to all abortion ...

Freedom starts with respect for life

Tennessee's new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year's March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The legislation would end all federal funding to all abortion ...

Show me the money

Dear Annie: I have been dating this girl, “Laura,” for about two months. Things are going extremely well. She’s kind, funny, intelligent — all the things I look for in a woman. But we’ve been on many, many dates, and she’s only offered to pay once. I am happy to pay, and I want to ...

ANTIQUES

The English word “clobbered” has been used since at least the 1600s, but its meaning has changed. It still means beaten up, badly injured or damaged. But the word had a very different meaning in the 1700s. It describes porcelain dishes or ornaments with blue-and-white underglaze decoration ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 Supermoon and Solar Shift Here comes the Age of Aquarius — the 2019 version, at least — ushered in with a side of supermoon to amplify the importance of philanthropy and humanitarianism. Aquarius is known as the Water Bearer, the Greek water boy to the gods. The ...

Netflix renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ ahead of season 5 debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the fifth-season adventures of “Grace and Frankie “ begin, viewers can rest assured there’s more to come. Series creator Marta Kauffman and Netflix said Tuesday that the series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has been renewed for season six, due in ...

Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world. Netflix said Wednesday that Carell is re-teaming with “The Office” producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein on the series “Space Force.” It’s about the people assigned to create ...

Netflix buys movie made partly at Louisiana Gothic jail

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Netflix has bought the rights to a movie that is set in a century-old southwest Louisiana landmark called the Gothic Hanging Jail , even though it was filmed on the other side of the state. Charlie Shotwell plays the title role in “Eli,” about a boy being treated for ...

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ is an immersive marvel

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, ...

The underwhelming rollercoaster that is ‘Glass’

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering ...

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he’s “finally got ...

John Grisham has new Theodore Boone thriller coming in May

NEW YORK (AP) — John Grisham has a new installment ready in the life of young Theodore Boone. The million-selling author continues his popular series for kids with “Theodore Boone: The Accomplice,” Dutton Children’s Books announced Tuesday. The new novel, the seventh of his Boone ...

AP Exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With excitement building over a new “Star Wars” land opening later this year at Walt Disney World, as well as at its California cousin, it’s easy to forget a slew of new entertainment shows also are debuting in the ...

CBS’ Mo Rocca to begin podcast series on ‘Mobituaries’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News “Sunday Morning” correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca has his own spin on obituaries. In a new podcast and upcoming book called — wait for it — “Mobituaries” — he takes an intriguing look at the lives and deaths of not just people, but ideas, careers and ...

Across Ohio & Our Nation

Report: More than 6,000 votes uncounted in Ohio county TROY, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that more than 6,000 votes went uncounted during the November election in a central Ohio county. The Dayton Daily News reports the Miami County elections board will meet Tuesday to amend ...

Critics want clearer guidelines for police shooting probes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police investigated all but one officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2018. And the one they weren’t called out for was the deadliest encounter of all. A state senator doesn’t want to see that happen again. Sen. Gerald Malloy says all shootings in ...