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DALE McFEATTERS

Dale McFeatters' column, "Just Dessert," is distributed by Scripps Howard News Service.

Articles by DALE McFEATTERS

Commentary: Finding ET a matter of when, not if Commentary: Finding ET a matter of when, not if
39 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Well, that significantly improves the odds there is life of some kind out there somewhere. According to calculations by Berkeley astronomer Erik Petigura, one out of five sunlike stars has a planet the size of Earth or close to it orbiting in what scientists have come to call the Goldilocks zone ... [Read More]
Commentary: A tough Christmas for Santa Claus Commentary: A tough Christmas for Santa Claus
40 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
This Christmas is turning out to be a potentially bad season for Santa Claus. [Read More]
Commentary: At 30,000 feet, can you hear me now? Commentary: At 30,000 feet, can you hear me now?
40 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
This week federal regulators began the process of removing the 22-year-old prohibition on in-flight cellphone calls now that all the technical objections have been satisfied. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't read too much into a handshake Commentary: Don't read too much into a handshake
40 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
As he made his way along the platform at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, President Obama stopped briefly to shake hands and exchange a few words with Cuba’s president, Raul Castro. [Read More]
Commentary: Budget negotiators play small ball Commentary: Budget negotiators play small ball
40 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Come Friday, whether or not it is finished with its work, Congress plans to leave town until next year for its holiday recess. [Read More]
Commentary: Droning on and on about Amazon.com Commentary: Droning on and on about Amazon.com
40 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Unless there’s something to that myth about Muslim martyrs being issued 72 virgins in paradise, it’s probably of no comfort to the first adherent of radical Islam killed by an unmanned drone that his death has given rise to a potential revolution in drone delivery. [Read More]
Commentary: Mandela, ideas stand in triumph Commentary: Mandela, ideas stand in triumph
41 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
The white South African system of apartheid was a brutal, cynical system of racial segregation that was becoming increasingly unsustainable and most observers believed it could end in only one way — massive bloodshed. [Read More]
Commentary: When Americans gather together Commentary: When Americans gather together
42 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Thanksgiving is a peculiarly American holiday that is wrapped up in legend and myth that don’t bear close historical examination. [Read More]
Commentary: Prince Charles also serve by waiting Commentary: Prince Charles also serve by waiting
44 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Prince Charles won’t believe this, but having a job when you can live a life of leisure and ease is overrated. It really is. Trust me, Chuck, when I tell you that you haven’t missed much. [Read More]
Commentary: Congress faces 'defense brain drain' Commentary: Congress faces 'defense brain drain'
44 weeks ago - - DALE McFEATTERS
Congress is facing a worrisome deficit of military expertise in its ranks. The longstanding cadre of legislative and military veterans who ran the congressional armed services committees are dying off or retiring, ... [Read More]
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