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Wagner enters Hall of Honor

Raegan (Schultz) Wagner was never alone when she stepped on the track. In fact her best friend was always by her side while competing in high school and college. Wagner and her twin sister, Lindsay, are 2000 Manson Northwest Webster graduates who continued their careers with the Central ...

The Russian conspiracy that won’t die

The Mueller report accomplished nothing. Whether you thought that the two-year, $32 million investigation was warranted or not, the report promised to establish a factual record that both sides could accept, especially on the explosive charge that Donald Trump had conspired with the Russians ...

Rebuilding after betrayal

Dear Annie: I read “Dear Annie” now, just as I read “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby” starting in the 1950s. I hope you can give me some advice. My husband, “Fred,” and I have been married for 58 years. We met when we were both working in Washington, D.C. We were 18 years old. ...

Republicans’ impeachment strategy a tribute to Jackson Pollock

Maybe you’re a fan of Jackson Pollock’s paint-splatter stuff. That’s cool. My only point is that when you flick paint at a canvas, nobody expects the result to look like a tree, a person or a bowl of fruit. Similarly, in politics, when you throw everything against the wall to see what ...

Career concerns overwhelming for student

Dear Annie: I’m in my last year of a pre-university study program and need to choose a university program in a couple of months. The problem is that I haven’t the slightest idea of what I want to do. This decision is going to affect the rest of my life, and I feel incredibly unprepared. Of ...

Billionaires fear loss of their anti-capitalist advantages

Billionaires are wailing that Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’s wealth tax proposals are attacks on free-market capitalism. Warren “vilifies successful people,” says Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Rubbish. There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and ...

Understanding narcissism

Dear Annie: I am writing in response to the letter from “Concerned Care-Daughter,” who said she was approaching caregiver burnout. It sounds to me like she is very empathic, and her older sister may have some narcissist traits. Narcissistic traits include being dismissive of other ...

The two parties’ very different fields of candidates

  Have you noticed that the two parties’ fields of presidential candidates have, in the past two election cycles, grown enormously larger than (if not necessarily superior to) those in past years? Where parties used to have two to five serious candidates to choose from, Republicans had 17 ...

Wandering eye worrying wife

Dear Annie: I would love to hear your comments on my situation. My husband, “Craig,” is an attentive, considerate and truly loving partner. The one quality that causes me to lose sleep is this: He is in his late 70s, yet he enjoys the attention of young women, ranging in age from their 20s ...

Pelosi ambushes Republicans on impeachment vote

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, in their efforts to short-circuit the Democratic impeachment of President Trump, have for months railed against a closed “process” of hearing witnesses and demanding other evidence of his misbehavior. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now called their bluff ...

Run from abusive relationships

Dear Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling Depressed and Confused to walk ...

Betting billions on bizarre entrepreneurs

What can you say about “sophisticated” investors who would pile billions into a startup whose 40-year-old founder walks the streets of Manhattan barefooted and says his company’s mission is to “elevate the world’s consciousness”? Did I mention that his enterprise has yet to turn a ...

Concerned for cat

Dear Readers: A great many of you wrote in expressing concern for Whiskers and her owner. Your letters bring up a number of insightful points about the correlation between animal abuse and spousal and child abuse. All of you warned that Tom’s behavior should serve as a red flag that he could ...

Who commits suicide?

As odd as it might seem, suicide used to be against the law in the United States. How in the world could you punish a dead person for taking that final, fatal act? Still, some states continue to have laws on the books labeling attempted suicide as a criminal act, although prosecutions have been ...

Advice for family member

Dear Annie: I’d like to hear from people who were children of a mother with Contamination OCD. My daughter’s therapist determined it is a pretty severe case, but my daughter refuses to go to the recommended hospital program. Instead, she sees the therapist once a week, which is basically a ...

The problem with President Pence

Republican senators will soon be receiving an invitation to tear apart the GOP ahead of the 2020 elections, and they are going to decline to accept it. It’s a trope of pro-impeachment commentary that it should be simple for Republican senators to swap out President Donald Trump, who puts ...

Communication key to fulfilling needs

Dear Annie: I’ve been in a relationship for two years now, and I have decided that he really is selfish. I’m 24, and he’s 25. Everyone in my life is fed up with him, including my parents. They tell me how I should be treated, and he’s not doing it. He’s a state trooper, and I’m a ...

The President and the Constitution (again)

In nearly three years in office, President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress, separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas/Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order, pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies ...

Missing maid of honor

Dear Annie: My so-called “best friend” (she was the maid of honor at my wedding) ghosted me right after my wedding 23 years ago. I have no idea why she quit communicating, and I’ve pretty much accepted that she will never reach out to me. I’ve tried, several times, to reach out to her ...

GOP pressure on Trump was long overdue

Upon hearing the news that President Trump bowed to pressure from congressional Republicans and reversed his decision to hold next year’s G-7 summit at the Trump National Doral Miami, my immediate response was, “Ah, what might have been.” No, I’m not wistful about the missed ...