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Greg Schwem: ‘To my child, I bequeath the blade’

By GREG SCHWEM Tribune Media Services Humor Hotel I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start. My teenage daughter rolled down the driveway piloting a piece of machinery that I warned could cause serious injury …

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My son’s initiation

By MARK BAZER Tribune Content Agency The Boston Red Sox have always been the only team, in any sport, that really mattered to me. My dad put a Carlton Fisk poster up on my wall before I knew who Carlton Fisk was, or what a wall was, and, well, that …

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Conservative backlash against ‘sanctuary’ will harm policing

By MARY SANCHEZ Tribune Content Agency One tragedy has already occurred: The murder of a young woman as she shared a quiet moment on an iconic San Francisco pier with her father and a friend. Kathryn Steinle was strolling along Pier 14 July 1 when a bullet seemingly out of …

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Cal Thomas: ‘They hate us, but who cares?’

By CAL THOMAS Tribune Content Agency In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public’s level of …

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You can add some of the joy, freedom of retirement to life now

By DR. DANEEN SKUBE Tribune Content Agency Q: I’m a few years away from considering retirement. I know I’m lucky to have the option. The problem is, I’ve watched friends who golf, travel and volunteer, then get bored. What do you advise your clients about how and when to retire? …

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The collateral damage of austerity

By ROBERT C. KOEHLER Tribune Content Agency “Officials in France and in Brussels said on Monday that they were unhappy and dumbfounded with the no vote, but let it be known that they would hold the door open to the possibility of a compromise between Greece and its creditors.” Dumbfounded? …

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