The Clintons need friends with classier backgrounds

Sometimes I forget why the Clintons disturb me. Then they offer a reminder. Case in point are reports that one of Hillary Clinton’s most pampered donors made big bucks off scams against the elderly.

Chef Paula Deen in the hot pot of political controversy over deal

You can’t get much syrupier or chirpier than Paula Deen. She’s the ebullient celebrity queen of Southern cooking, with a buttery drawl, a down-home manner and her own popular TV show on Food Network.

Five Ideas

How do you think diplomatic efforts with Iran will help or hurt the United States’ position in the Middle East? Should restaurants be held liable for back wages? Does the military take the mental health of its soldiers seriously? Do the police have a legitimate concern about crime in an area to be annexed? What can the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol do to keep a sick person on a watch list from slipping into the country again?

Priday gives Tigers reason to cheer

In Saturday’s opening game of the Columbia regional’s second day, Miami’s Blake Tekotte hit a home run to lead off the game. His hit sparked the Hurricanes, who ended up eliminating fourth-seeded Kent State from the tournament with a 8-7 win.

Dena Muskopf has flourished with Special Olympics

During a sports summer camp in 2005, Dena Muskopf said two unspeakable words. “I can’t.”

Kip Wells gets his major league-leading tenth loss

The Houston Astros broke out of their hitting slump on Saturday and extended Kip Wells’ misery in the process.

Royals rebounding on road trip

All the Kansas City Royals needed to end a long losing skid was a road trip. It helps that it led off with Tampa Bay.