Opinion

In-page image(s)

A fight he wants and a fight he can only lose

Body
It is a common, if not especially honorable, practice in American politics for a candidate and her campaign to prefer to run not against their actual opponent on the ballot but rather against the most unpopular caricature of the opponent’s party. That explains why Democrats, for close to three decades after the election of 1932, when Franklin Roosevelt crushed Republican Herbert Hoover by 18% in the popular vote and carried 42 of the then 48 states, continued to run against “Herbert Hoover Republicans.” Ignored was Hoover’s humanitarian record during World War I, when through his leadership, 7 million Belgians were rescued from certain starvation.
In-page image(s)

Dear Annie

Body
Dear Annie: I come from a large family. I was the youngest of four girls, and there were several years between us. Growing up, I barely knew my two older sisters.
In-page image(s)

Dear Annie

Body
Dear Annie: I have been married to my wonderful wife for 25 years. When we were dating, all my friends were jealous because she was so movie-star beautiful. What they didn’t know was how incredible her figure was. We didn’t go swimming much, and she always dressed conservatively. I kidded her that I was the only one that knew what a grand figure she had. We had been married for a couple of years when a friend of hers told her about a nude beach not far away in Miami. To my surprise, she wanted to go, and she loved it, especially the attention she received. She had been so shy and conservative in her dressing that I don’t think she realized just how attractive she was in all ways.
In-page image(s)

Dear Annie

Body
Dear Annie: I am a USPS mail carrier. My husband was sent home six weeks ago, with pay, while I head out every morning to the possibility of contracting COVID-19.
In-page image(s)

Dear Annie

Body
Dear Annie: I am 81 years old and a longtime reader of your advice column. I thought the message below might be useful to you and your readers somehow. It is certainly authentic. I received it as a link to click on. I couldn’t open it, but the sender, who is president of a local seniors group that has been keeping members entertained with all sorts of items in her daily email, kindly typed the test for me. It was Steve Job’s final essay before dying a billionaire at age 56. — Words of Wisdom