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How to help your youngster become a successful adult

Surprisingly, it has little to do with how early you learn the alphabet, start reading, or learn the capitals of every state.

 

Schwab: Repent! God is angry at the sins of Trumpublicans

Why else would God have directed His earth-shaking wrath near Trump’s New Jersey golf course?

 

Harrop: Biden should seek Haley’s voters and not his hard-left

Biden has more to gain by wooing non-Trump Republicans than he does placating the Democratic fringe.

 

Burke: ‘Miracle’ can be overused but ‘ordinary’ ignores our wonder

The term ‘miracle’ is often assigned to the unexplained, but explanations can blind our appreciation.

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These colorful spring perennials are awakening from their winter slumber

From bleeding hearts and lungwort to candytuft and carnations, a rebirth of bright flowers and striking foliage has begun.

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Saunders: Biden can’t wish away border as 2024 election issue

Trump’s ‘animal’ rhetoric is gratuitous, but that doesn’t negate Biden’s failures to control the border.

Harrop: Even when Trump makes sense, killing Obamacare doesn’t

Trump’s latest incoherent attack on the ACA makes even less sense than it did when he was president.

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Sharing reflections on 50 years of meditation

Meditation is no quick fix, but if you establish a consistent practice, over time, you’ll appreciate the results.

Stress management, meditation or relaxation to reduce anxiety, control emotion during problem solving or frustration work concept, woman in lotus meditation on chaos mess line with positive energy.

Schwab: With so many fools, why limit observence to just one day

A dive into news of recent days provides plenty of them. It’s up to you whether to suffer them gladly.

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Related to rhodies, azaleas are smaller but flowers pack a similar punch

Flowers on evergreen varieties offer a vast array of captivating colors. Tune into next week’s Masters to see for yourself.

Azalea. Bright and juicy flowers on the azalea bush. Floral background with beautiful flowers.

Saunders: RFK Jr. isn’t a spoiler, but he could be a winner

Democrats ignored voters seeking a stronger candidate. Now independent, RFK Jr. may be that candidate.

Harrop: McDaniel is amoral; NBC execs are just clueless

It’s understandable to hire a Republican voice. It’s another thing to hire a lying election denier.

Saunders: Just what is the plan of the MTGs of Congress?

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to oust the speaker because he cut a deal. Isn’t that why they’re there.

The importance of finding hope and inspiration

The return of spring spurs toughts of of rebirth, even after a dark and dreary winter.

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Confessions of a ‘plantophile’: I’m a bit of a junky for Japanese maples

In fact, my addiction to these glorious, all-season specimens seems to be contagious. Fortunately, there’s no known cure.

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Schwab: Who was Langerhans? And when’s the ferry to his islets?

The Herald’s resident retired surgeon slices into the anatomy of the etymology of our anatomy.

Burke: ‘Why not write about Biden, for once?’ Don’t mind if I do.

They asked; I’ll oblige. Let’s consider what the president has accomplished since the 2020 election.

Comment: Catherine missed chance to dispel shame of cancer

She wasn’t obligated to do so, but she might have used her diagnosis to educate a sympathetic public.

Saunders: Hearings catch Hunter benefiting from ‘Biden lift’

Republicans have failed to connect the president to his son’s crimes, but there’s no denying those.

Harrop: What our ‘bookshelf wealth’ says about desire for status

What TikTok elevates in self-promotion, it also offers an avenue for mocking the same trends.