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As a writer, podcaster and economist — not necessarily in that order — I receive numerous emails asking for advice. People ask for my opinion not only on economic questions, but also about what kind…

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, Aiko Yoshinaga, a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School student, was headed home from a party with classmates when she heard a shocking radio report: Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Even…

Diplomats from Iran, the United States and five other powers gathered in Vienna last week to try to revive President Barack Obama’s 2015 deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear activities. It did not go well. Iran’s new…

Bob Dole died Sunday. He was 98 and battled lung cancer to the end.  Dole has a lot of “onlys” to his name. He was the only American who lost a bid to be vice…

In addition to four counts of first-degree murder, the young man who opened fire on his classmates earlier this week in Oxford, Mich., is being charged with terrorism. Tuesday afternoon, the 15-year-old used a 9mm…

Dr. Lee Norman, former Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment, is one more in a long line of political casualties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After nearly two years of leading Kansas through the crisis,…

Tinslee Lewis has been on life support in the neonatal ICU at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, since her birth in early 2019. Born with a rare heart defect that left her with…

On Jan. 6, when followers of President Trump stormed the Capitol to try to block the election of President Biden, the insurrection seemed like a bizarre anomaly — a freak storm whipped up by pro-Trump…

As with just about any business, customers decide the Register’s future. I try not to think about that too hard, else I would never type a sentence. I tell my staff to write for our…

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the senior U.S. senator, says he’ll be moving back to Vermont after next year, leaving his seat open for the first time in seven terms. “It’s time to pass the torch to…