Are we overreacting to Omicron?


It's just a guess, but I'm willing to bet the kit and caboodle that most Americans aren't shedding tears over President Joe Biden's ban on travelers from nations affected by covid-19's latest variant. You've got to hand it to the virus: Unlike most of its human incubators, COVID-19 knows what ...

Are we still vulnerable?

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When the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, history has shown that America was not prepared. Thousands died. Significant military hardware was destroyed. Oh, the U.S. was on high alert, considering what was happening in Europe and in the Pacific ...

Dear Annie: Dealing with difficult exes


Dear Annie: How do I convey to my adult married children that I do not like being around my ex for the holidays? My son lives several states away, and he invited my daughter and her family, my ex, and my wife and me for Thanksgiving together. This will be the first time in close to seven years ...

Fasting no longer strictly required for glucose or cholesterol


DEAR DR. ROACH: My nurse practitioner just ordered blood tests, including blood sugar and cholesterol. He said I didn’t need to fast for either of them, but to inform the lab that I wasn’t fasting. This surprised me, since I’ve been fasting for years for these tests. I asked him if I ...

Dear Annie: Homewrecking co-worker


Dear Annie: My husband of 19 years had an office gathering at our home in mid-August. He has been at his job for 18 years and switched departments four years ago. I had never met any of the current team members due to my work schedule. One of his teammates, when introduced to me, grunted when ...

Vaccine mandate a clear overreach


President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on our nation’s businesses and their employees is a misguided and unconstitutional attempt to dictate Americans’ personal health decisions. That is why we are fighting this overreaching mandate through the Congressional Review Act, the official ...