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07/22/2016 - 11:00am

    “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8-7.

    Recent events remind me of the only lasting memory remaining from having poked my head inside a long-ago gun show at the Astrodome:

    Metal detectors were at the entrance

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07/18/2016 - 4:00pm

    The NRA is not only a constituent part of the Republican Party. It is in some ways a microcosm of it. Its demographics: an aging, male, non-urban, racially anxious, white base. Its policy prescriptions: outlier positions unsupported by science. Its politics: defensive...

07/18/2016 - 2:00pm

    Why do we care so much about preventing inflation?

    When I put this query to baby boomers, they tell me that if I had lived through the inflation of the 1970s and early 1980s, I would understand. But this was...

07/18/2016 - 1:00pm

    Another summer, and police killing black men -- both armed and unarmed -- has made the headlines again. This time, it's Baton Rouge and Minneapolis. Add those incidents to the horrific shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas, and it's clear we're seeing an...

07/18/2016 - 8:00am

    A federal appeals court has ordered Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, R, to reinstate contracts with the state's Planned Parenthood chapter. Herbert had unilaterally suspended the funds after the release last summer of misleading videos that purported to show unrelated...

07/18/2016 - 12:00am

    To understand the slow-motion trends in single-family housing, start by looking at the oil market: It took years of oil priced around $100 a barrel to spur the investments that drove higher production, leading to the current supply-driven glut and prices closer to $50...

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