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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00am
    The airlines could do something today that might ease your wait in airport security checkpoint lines tomorrow: Stop charging fees for checked baggage.     Up until now, the wrath of air travelers has been focused on...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:00am
    It's complicated to sue for discriminatory firing when you haven't actually been fired. But it's doable. The lesson from the Supreme Court on Monday is that timing matters.     The justices weighed in on...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00am
    It is often said that the problem with immigrants is that they're poor and contribute only their cheap labor when they get here.     But rarely discussed is the fact that the United States does a terrible job of...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:00am
    Will Bernie Sanders burn it all down on the way out? While it is still always possible that things could get very contentious and destructive among Democrats, all the way to the convention and beyond, new data points out Friday...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Hardly a proposal regarding "women's health" doesn't include some aspect of abortion accompanied by great beating of chests claiming it is done only in the interest of sanctity of life. Yet these same people are...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Before discussing a sensitive subject, let us recite the Rotary Four-Way Test:     “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
    You are about to read a newspaper article. Do you care whether all the facts in it are true? If so - what could convince you that they are or are not? A friend? A neutral website? Someone in authority?     If you...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
    The Supreme Court's decision on attorneys' fees is not really about attorneys' fees. Behind the bland topic lies a deep and interesting philosophical question about the nature of a lawsuit, especially one brought on civil...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
    My third-graders tumbled into the classroom, and one child I'd especially been watching for - I need to protect her privacy, so I'll call her Janie - immediately noticed the two poster-size charts I'd hung low on the wall...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The Supreme Court has unanimously held that your right to a speedy trial doesn't cover a 14-month delay after conviction and before sentencing -- because after conviction, the trial is over. To reach this formalistic conclusion,...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
    As an emergency-room nurse in southwest Wisconsin, I sometimes received patients who had been sexually assaulted -- and I was expected to help conduct an exam to collect and preserve DNA evidence, though I didn't have the...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:00am
    The road to medical understanding is pitted with confounding news headlines. Take one last week warning that women exposed to too much of the ubiquitous vitamins folate and B-12 during pregnancy face an increased risk of having an...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:00am
    Last weekend, the New York Times detailed Donald Trump's misogynistic treatment of numerous women. Criticism was immediate.     Trump's defenders got a boost Monday from Rowanne Brewer Lane, whose story about...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am
    Perhaps the most frustrating question about Donald Trump's political success is why people keep voting for him even though his statements often don't withstand the most basic fact-checking. And it's not just Trump: The...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:00am
    If Bernie Sanders and his supporters complained about other things the way they complain about the fairness of the Democratic presidential primary process:     Chess: This game is rigged. The pawns get to move almost...
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