A federal judge in Texas has rescued congressional Republicans from a politically costly showdown with President Barack Obama over funding for the Homeland Security Department, which runs out Feb. 27, and his executive order protecting up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
Like many baby boomers, my extended family consists of four generations. There’s my mom, my husband and myself, our two children, and a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. That means that I’m up on everything from Legos to Medicare.
Following the recent horrific burning by ISIS of a Jordanian pilot, the talking heads have been buzzing about whether America should send ground troops into combat in the Middle East — once again! — over and above our present mission of air strikes, drones and "advising," whatever that means.