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A long day ahead for Thomas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Thomas got a lot done in just eight holes Saturday before leaving Riviera with a one-shot lead and facing a marathon finish in the Genesis Open. Thomas nearly holed a 9-iron and then made par with a chip off the green and over the bunker in the middle of the par-3 ...

Pagan politics

In 2016, I dissented. I said that, even though I had been an elected Republican, I could not support Donald Trump for president. I found him to be an amoral man and an unprincipled politician. I was and remain horrified by Christian voters who rally to the man as some sort of savior and twist ...

New Deals are bonanzas for big business

Amazon is taking its ball and going home, and New York Democrats are actually celebrating. I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal New York and Amazon worked out. I don’t like corporate welfare, and the race among municipalities to bribe businesses to set up shop in their backyards has a lot of ...

Climate horror stories

NBC late-night comedian Seth Meyers recently dedicated one of his “comedy” diatribes to denouncing “scaremongering about socialism.” Liberals have a right to lecture us on some things, but scaremongering ain’t one of them. These are the same people who relentlessly scaremonger the ...

New mother can’t let go of story of baby’s death

DEAR ABBY: I recently had a baby, and I have been diagnosed as having postpartum depression. I have tried all of the prescribed medications but took myself off them because of the side effects. The issue I’m having is I read a news story about a tiny baby who was scalded to death years ago ...

Team LeBron rallies

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a ...

Malkin, Letang power Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on ...

Hamlin earns emotional Daytona victory

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years ...

Ridicule, the last great death of a culture

A few words about the Trail of Tears and other jokes. Granted, the Trail of Tears would hardly seem a laughing matter. To the contrary, as recounted by History.com, it was an ordeal of robbery, mass relocation and death growing out of what white Americans of the 19th century saw as their ...

Will diversity doom the Dems?

Both of America’s great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.” Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of ...