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  • Clintonian triangulation comes full circle

    The most enjoyable aspect of watching the HMS Hillary take on water is the prospect that Bill -- and his cult of personality -- will go down with the ship too. Bill Clinton has been stumping for his wife on the Iowa hustings, framing the election as a...
  • News from the Department of Depression

    Misery really does love company. How else to explain our endless fascination with studies about why it's so much easier to worry than be happy? In the last few years, researchers have provided us with all manner of mood-related news, much of which has...
  • Chris Erskine: Graduation night

    This is the quirkiness we will miss, one of the oddities that will leave life a little empty after our teenager jets off to college in August, miserable August, only two months away. The other morning, I walk into the kitchen to find Posh washing three...
  • Suddenly part of a ‘grandfamily’

    Suddenly part of a ‘grandfamily’
    We were a comfortable pair of 70-year-olds enjoying a relatively pleasant existence of travel, fine dining and occasional domestic indulgences. We rarely shouted, threatened, condemned or accused one another of unpleasant social behavior. Then the perfect...
  • Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris

    Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris
    I wish NPR reporter Michele Norris hadn't called "The Grace of Silence," her tribute to her parents, a "memoir." The book is, at once, much less and much more. Gracefully written and carefully researched, it offers up long-buried family secrets as a...
  • Chick-fil-A president crossed a danger line

    Chick-fil-A president crossed a danger line
    Despite decades if not centuries of bitter experience, business leaders apparently haven't absorbed the lesson that it's best to let your products speak for themselves and keep your big mouth shut. The latest executive to learn this the hard way is...
  • How much cash should you keep on hand for emergencies?

    How much cash should you keep on hand for emergencies?
    Dear Liz: A few years ago I finished paying off my debt and now am in the very low-risk credit category. I have savings equal to about three months' worth of bills and am working to get that to six months' worth. I'm wondering, though, about an...
  • Monitor credit accounts to catch dings of all sizes

    Monitor credit accounts to catch dings of all sizes
    Dear Liz: My husband and I are in the process of refinancing our mortgage. I just received my credit report in the mail, and my score was 724. The report indicated that a delinquency resulted in my less-than-stellar score. When I went to the credit bureau...
  • Don't impoverish yourself to pay kids' student loans

    Don't impoverish yourself to pay kids' student loans
    Dear Liz: I'm in my 50s. My kids have college loan debts that might total more than $200,000. I allowed them to take out loans because I expected to inherit $300,000 to help them pay off the debt. Now that inheritance will not happen. I have $250,000...
  • Discussing gay marriage on the second date

    From the well-lighted Argentine restaurant — my suggestion via Yelp — to the 70-degree night, all is well on this second date. As Dylan tactfully yanks shrimp from their shells, he tells me about his Japanese father, who strictly regulated all...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer: Season 4 promises conquest, betrayal, dragons

     
    The return of “Game of Thrones” is just weeks away, and a new trailer suggests that the infamous Red Wedding […]...