| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue.
Let's start with your fear of flying. Do you still...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius.
But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an...
| Sep 28, 2013
Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26
Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance.
She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of...
| Sep 29, 2013
Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Planned Parenthood and others have sued to block the Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis tried to block with her attention-grabbing, 13-hour filibuster earlier this year.
“Provisions in this bill will put women’s health and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:54 PM
You wonder why people dodge jury duty? You wonder why people hold government in low regard?
Here’s another exhibit:
Laura Trickle was called up for jury duty in Jackson County, Mo., in January. She got a postponement because she was close to...
| Sep 24, 2013
A federal appeals court has thrown enforcement of one of the Affordable Care Act's mandates into confusion by accepting a bizarre argument: that businesses can refuse on religious grounds to include birth control in employee health plans.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration made a final attempt Friday to quell the controversy over a requirement in the president’s healthcare law that insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage to women, issuing regulations that exempt churches and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:45 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In the last few years, Democrats have done a good job turning Colorado from red to a bluish-tinge of purple.
For 20 years of presidential campaigns, 1968 to 1988, the Rocky Mountain state was a reliable Republican...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The advice to the United Nations is unambiguous: Don’t repeat the previous mistake of ignoring poor women’s access to contraception in setting goals to reduce maternal and child deaths.
“Women continue to die unnecessarily in...