Thursday, May 13th, 2010 10:21:18

Health Care Chess

Last week, my 8-year-old son beat me in chess. He understands that a move by him leads to a move by me, and so on. He is thinking several moves ahead. His goal is to create a series of moves....

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Friday, May 7th, 2010 10:18:18

Newt Gingrich, Thought Provocateur in Chief

Oy, such narishkeit. Richard Cohen may state his opinion, but he should not fabricate facts. In his column, "Newt Gingrich, provocateur in chief," Cohen falsely claims that Newt Gingrich (my father) has never worked for a profit-making organization. Cohen might....

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 10:17:23

The Good Mother

In 1980, my mother tells me, she made the decision to divorce my father. She believed her decision was the right one for her and her girls. Her mother, Mamoo, was supportive. She offered to clear her tenant out of....

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 10:16:40

The Summer of Our Discontent

Richard's famous soliloquy opens Shakespeare's play, "Richard III": "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried."....

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 10:15:46

Who Cares About Global Warming?

In 1971, I joined my parents and older sister in the second annual Earth Day by picking up litter in Carrollton, Ga. Dozens of us turned out in jeans and sneakers on that sunny April day, walking along the side....

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 10:14:50

Grow the Carrots

It's spring break week for my children, and this year we are joining others who are staycationing. We spent Monday morning at the Georgia Aquarium, and Tuesday we went to the Atlanta Zoo, where I learned something new and was....

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 10:13:48

Money Flows

Imagine explaining how money moves through the economy to second graders? You must be kidding -- but they got it. This was the final week of a five-week volunteer Junior Achievement program in my child's second-grade class. Their favorite lesson....

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 10:09:46

Fighting for Liberty

Patrick Henry uttered his famous line, "Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" on March 23, 1775. Now, 235 years after Henry's statement, President....

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010 10:23:13

We Still Have Hope; Now We Want Change

I began running 23 years ago, during a summer when I was living in Washington, D.C. Since then, during visits to the nation's capital, I run the same six-mile route I ran then: from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial....

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 10:06:37

Don’t Worry — Everyone Will Know

The last time I heard someone utter, "Don't worry -- no one will ever know," the response was, "What are you smoking, crack?" The crack comment was not meant literally, but figuratively. It made its point: Don't assume that you....

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