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So I suppose you heard about the latest e-cigarette study, the one that said that the vapors e-cigarette users inhale contain multiple forms of formaldehyde. It was much in the news last week, after its authors, five scientists from Portland State University, published a peer-reviewed letter outlining their findings in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King – he of “calves the size of cantaloupes” fame – could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not.

The parents who are against vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella and other childhood diseases have proved a point – and it’s a scary one. They are no longer just putting their own kids at risk. By taking their unvaccinated children to the happiest place on Earth and touching off a measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaxxers put hundreds of other children in jeopardy, too.

Historic hype hits New York City.

A set of chisels I bought at a sale on the East Coast came home to me a few months ago after they were sent “out West” someplace to be properly sharpened.

As President Obama stumbles in implementing his own strategy for combating terrorism, the United States is reverting, almost by default, to an earlier, failed approach: a reliance on dictators to do our dirty work.

Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college – he’s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

When she was 8 years old, Karen entered the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Since Karen was two years old, her mother had been working in the U.S. to support her children. Raised by her grandmother in El Salvador, Karen was meeting her mother in person for the first time in six years.

I-485: Three lanes for the price of four.

President Barack Obama last week proposed raising taxes on the rich in order to fund programs that will benefit the middle class. “The notion … that in order for some people to do better, someone has to do worse is just not true,” GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said.

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