In this election, subliminal messages reign (or is it rain?)

Let’s think about this: Reign means to rule, to predominate, to possess power over, to – you get the idea. So if you plan to “reign in government overspending,” it’s like saying, “Give me the checkbook and stand back, Uncle Sam....

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Stepping in a royal headline error

Health care in the United States has certainly turned into a royal pain in the hemorrhoids. Any reform effort must involve insurance companies. You’ll get no argument here. But if the idea is to bring those companies under control, we’d want to...

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A reign at Notre Dame comes mainly with the reins

Considering that Notre Dame, like so many universities, treats its coaches like royalty, I can see how reigns comes to mind. The word we were after, though, was reins, as in handed him the reins, a phrase that means to...

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