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Beware those hysterical historians

Liberals love to insist they’re on the “right side of history,” and their confidence crests in the liberal dominance among historians. Just as the liberal media dominate our evaluation of day-to-day developments, liberals count on their historians to dominate our evaluation of the decades ...

Get ready for four years of media sychophancy

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with Jane Pauley of CBS News “Sunday Morning.” Pauley treated Harris to a full-on journalistic massage. At no point was Harris asked a tough question; at no point was Harris treated as anything other than an idol worthy of ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 The golden rule of doing unto others as you would have done to you is only awesome when everyone wants the same thing. Today, follow the platinum rule instead, giving people what they most want and leaving your own preferences out of it. Oddly enough, ...

A parrot for your pet?

Dear Heloise: During the quarantine, I’ve seen lots of people touting the merits of parrots! Parrots are marvelous, intelligent animals, but they ARE NOT good pets for everyone, for many reasons. Chief among them, these guys can live for 50 years or more! You must make a contingency plan ...

Stressed hospital nurse afraid to speak up

DEAR ABBY: I have been a nurse for 10 years and love taking care of my patients. I have worked at a midsize hospital for 2 1/2 years. Since I started working here, we have been assigned six or seven patients at a time, although I was told when I was hired they were going to hire enough ...

Feeling frustrated by family’s past poor treatment

Dear Annie: All my life, since I was a kid, I always got abuse, judgment and blame from my own family. Now, as an adult, I still get all of that. When I got divorced, my family thought it was their right to judge and blame me. And they cut me off like I didn’t exist. It’s like I did some ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 Curiosity Conundrum Why do some have the impulse to know, to push into a thing, to test it, understand and predict it and others have the opposite instinct, to leave it alone. Yesterday’s aspects brought information to light, and now it’s up to us whether to ...

ANTIQUES

The Arcade Manufacturing Company started as Novelty Iron Works in 1868. It made iron storefronts, windmills and coffee mills. It became Arcade Manufacturing Company in 1885 and the first product was a cork puller. In 1893, they started to make toys to make use of the scrap metal. Animal banks ...

TMI calls

Dear Annie: I’ve noticed a strange habit that some people seem to have. Recently, several friends have talked to me on the phone while using the bathroom. I can hear everything that is going on, including the toilet flushing. It makes me very uncomfortable. Is it proper etiquette to be using ...

Aaron connected with baseball immortality

ATLANTA — If anything, Hank Aaron was underappreciated for much of his unparalleled career. Exiled far from the media spotlight — first in Milwaukee, then in Atlanta — the Hammer went about his business in baffling obscurity compared to the other stars of his era, such as Willie Mays ...

Cavaliers ship Kevin Porter Jr. to Rockets for draft pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Porter quickly went from being a future star with the Cavaliers to part of their past. Cleveland completed its trade with Houston on Friday, sending Porter to the Rockets for a second-round draft pick, a deal the Cavs had no choice to make after running out of ...

Chiefs, Bills have smart leaders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protege trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat. Funny thing: Even after firing ...

AROUND THE HORN

McDonald retiring after 8 seasons PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s urge to branch out beyond the football field — one that bubbled for years — came to a head during the early ...

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON  - Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority ...

Biden’s choice on econ aid: Deal with GOP or go for it all

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president's relationship with Congress and force a crucial choice between his policy vision and a desire for bipartisan unity. Biden became president this week with the ...

Governor orders $390M state spending cuts

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday ordered $390 million across-the-board budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, citing the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A new budget year begins July 1. The Republican governor ...

A showdown at the border in ‘No Man’s Land’

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Border tensions are boiled down to two families in " No Man's Land," an uneven independent thriller with some redeeming qualities. Its heart, and homages to classic Westerns, are in the right place even if the work as a whole is neither as impactful nor epic ...

Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again because of virus

LONDON (AP) - It's still not time for "No Time to Die." Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday that the ...

Tom Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television. Brokaw, who is 80, said he'll continue ...

Biden confronts economic realities

By JOSH BOAK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON - Joe Biden's ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president's relationship with Congress and force a crucial choice between his policy vision and a desire for bipartisan ...