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  • Thomas: Combating campus sexual assaults

    College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Tips take sting out of fall’s outdoor gatherings

    “Anyone else notice how bad the bees and wasps are this year?”Perhaps you, like this woman who poste ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Petri: Join in the standing craze? Nah, I'll sit this one out

    “Stand up, if you want to live.”This seems to be a theme, lately, among health writers. If you stand ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Mounting lawsuit attacks bringing free speech back

    In what might become the most compelling free-speech campaign in our educational history, FIRE (Foundation For Individual Rights in Education) has emb ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Mercenaries may be effective against ISIS

    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which Pr ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: A shift in domestic violence discussion

    The Ray Rice episode certainly has brought attention to domestic violence.When the first video was r ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Carlson: Goodell too compromised to clean up the NFL

    WASHINGTON – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s first public attempt to address the domestic abuse scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens running bac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Scratch off one gullible prize loser

    Guess what? I think I just won one of four huge prizes: 1) $25,000 or a brand-new car, 2) up to $3,500 cash, 3) a $500 gas card or 4) a $500 store gif ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority

    WASHINGTON – Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn’t a man’s job. Success will depend on the votes of women.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Recalls even make key rings suspect

    It was only a matter of time before we got our recall notices, I guess.We own General Motors product ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Ponnuru: Obama mostly misses the point on tax inversions

    Corporate inversions – when American companies reincorporate abroad to lower their tax bills – have become a political controversy solely because of t ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: What Jack Ma can re-teach America

    In the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of robbers approaching on hors ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Follow the plan to learn to love leftovers

    When I was a kid, I followed some hard-and-fast rules about eating.Clean your plate. Eat your vegeta ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Petri: Where do countries go for couples' counseling?

    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.The union that has weathered 307 years of storms – if ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner might need a bigger boat to win

    Bruce Rauner reportedly had one of those bugs that was going around last week.I feel his pain. I was ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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