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CLICK AND CLACK: How to get a newfangled car through the car wash

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2017 Buick LaCrosse that has the gas-saving feature of shutting off the engine at stops and then restarting when the brake is released. It also has an unfortunate feature of putting the transmission into park whenever the start/stop button is pushed to stop the engine; ...

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BETTY E. STEIN: A quiz on life and death

A quiz, as promised. The topic: Life and death, because as you know, life is the beginning, and death is the ending and this column goes back and forth between the two. Five points for each correct answer, and it isn't a hard quiz this time, so how about scoring at least a 75 ? Let's begin ...

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DAVE RAMSEY: Rental properties? Baby Step 6

Dear Dave, I have a rental property that I still owe some money on, and I've just begun Baby Step 2 of your plan. Should rental property debt be included in the debt snowball? — Matt Dear Matt, No, it shouldn't. Baby Step 2 of my plan is where you use the debt snowball to pay off all debt ...

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GUEST COLUMN: The Flavor “Trick or Treat” – an early addiction

Thanks to the creative marketing and perception of flavored tobacco, tobacco companies are trying to entice our kids into the dangerous game of addiction. Andlawmakers, instead of voting for the health and wellbeing of our children and community, continue to be persuaded by convenience store ...

L. BRENT BOZELL AND TIM GRAHAM: Kaepernick and Christian Athletes

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently filed a grievance against the National Football League, accusing all teams of colluding to deny him a place on a team because he kneeled during the national anthem. As was true with Michael Sam, the openly gay player and ...

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LEO MORRIS: AP story slams awful, horrible Hoosiers for resistance to change

The Associated Press had an astonishing story this week published in The Washington Post and nationally about what awful, horrible people Hoosiers are. Apparently, we resist change, which means we are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic monsters who should just crawl back into the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why can’t we arrive at a consensus about health care?

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed in the Senate in December 2009 without a single Republican vote. The latest efforts in the Senate to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act have not nor are they likely to garner a single Democrat vote. This stark division does the American people ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Federalist Paper No. 46 helps explain Second Amendment

I have noted a number of letters to the editor in the Fort Wayne newspapers suggesting how to create more gun control. While I won’t take issues with wordsmiths or persons not familiar with firearms, I will mention a few things. First, I am a Korean War vet, an NRA life member and have ...

The Rant for Oct. 28, 2017

* EPA head Scott Pruitt is receiving 24-7 protection because he is receiving death threats. Pruitt is sending death threats to planet Earth on a daily basis but will not give our planet any protection. Let’s see, who deserves more protection: Pruitt or Earth? I vote for the Earth. * EPA head ...

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BRENT BOZELL, TIM GRAHAM: Media skip inconvenient Russia truths

CNN is airing a bizarre new advertisement with the motto "Facts First," which insists that the network calls an apple an apple, even if critics of its "news" reporting argue it's a banana. You see, CNN is interested in objective truth, not opinions. This would be like McDonald's advertising ...

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MICHAEL BARONE: Both parties trying even harder to defeat themselves

Three weeks ago, I wrote a column about how both parties seem determined to lose the next elections. Since then, the pace has accelerated. The clamor is more visible — and more assiduously reported by mainstream media — among the Republicans. George W. Bush and John McCain, who have been ...

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MICHELLE MALKIN: The lib enablers of perv photog Terry Richardson

If you wonder why Hollywood stayed so quiet so long about casting couch abuse behind closed doors, just look at how the entertainment industry enabled perverted sexual exploitation of women in front of the camera. Fashion magazine moguls at Conde Nast have now reportedly blacklisted soft-porn ...

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BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Congress poised to bail out insurers, fleece taxpayers

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a $10 billion a year payout to insurance companies that sell Obamacare plans. President Trump calls it "bailing out" the insurance industry. Truer words were never spoken. The politicians backing this sweetheart deal claim it will ...

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STAR PARKER: A local school board election can change the nation

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill famously observed, "All politics is local." We have a particularly sharp example in an upcoming school board election in Douglas County, Colorado, that has far reaching national implications. At issue is the Blaine Amendment, which appears in constitutions ...

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BEN SHAPIRO: The delusional optimism of both sides

This week, President Trump went to battle with Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson. Johnson's husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in Niger earlier this month. Trump called his widow to offer his condolences. But Myeshia Johnson apparently interpreted that call as a callously indifferent ...