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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM

The U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges and universities each year. So does Barrons and the Princeton Review. Yet the criteria for ranking universities is so suspect that many universities are not included because they refuse to submit their data for comparison. They dont want to be a part of the deception. The key question for consideration is, Can U.S. universities be ranked?

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM

You know, next time youre going to have to do better, Mr. President.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Wauwatosa, Wis.--The other fabulous story to emerge from my December vacation in Wisconsin was leading a team of historical losers to a stunning victory at Tuesday Night Trivia.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, Second chance at a first impression. That headline is false.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Hillary Clinton.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nations politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition, but no...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

There is nothing more tragic than shallow analysis.I saw a report in a journalism publication this week that hailed the end of Facebook. That it will be the butt of jokes like MySpace soon. Google Plus is dying, and so will Facebook.

Updated Apr 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM

When Kraft and Heinz got hitched the other day at the altar of big business, it didnt mean a whole lot to me, except that now, I guess, I may not feel so silly daubing a little ketchup on my mac and cheese.

Posted Apr 6, 2015 at 1:01 AM

During a recent civic club speech I asked the question, How many of you own a gun? Virtually every hand in the room went up. Just below the murmur of voices I heard the comment, We are Southern. And so they were. Legislation for gun control is...

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