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Help out healthcare workers

We’re all living through a time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty. It has not been easy and throughout it all, I’ve been moved by the compassion, determination, and adaptability demonstrated by our community members, especially our healthcare workers. Under the continued ...

The new missile gap

The Biden administration is hesitant to call our competition with China a new Cold War, even though Beijing has zero qualms about making the parallels with our decades-long struggle with the Soviet Union abundantly clear. We are once again discussing a "Sputnik moment," a nuclear arms race, ...

Dear Annie: Was it a mistake to call the cops on my son?

Dear Annie: I am a 45-year-old single man. I have three children: two sons from my marriage, both in their 20s, and my daughter, who is 14, from an ex-girlfriend. When my oldest son was thrown out of his mother’s home, I had him move in right away. He got a good job, and I added him to my ...

Could changes in spinal health cause thyroid problems?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a full spinal health check done, since I have a history of scoliosis and a few other things I can’t pronounce in my spine in my neck. My neck no longer has a 45-degree curve — it is now straight up and down, and it has my thyroid completely pinched off. ...

A jerk and his job

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a private employer to get rid of a worker deemed bad for business, he or she can. Such appears to be the fate of Jon Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders football coach after a trove of racist, sexist and homophobic ...

Dear Annie: Overwhelmed by ice cream

Dear Annie: I read your column every day, and I read with great interest the letter from the wife whose husband had an affair 20 years earlier. She was bitter that none of her friends told her about it. I found myself in a similar situation, only I was the friend, and I DID tell her that her ...