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Trump solidifying GOP support

May 25, 2016 In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other... more »»

Sanders deserves space, respect

May 24, 2016 You’re Bernie Sanders, and you’ll turn 75 on Sept. 8. You are gruff and, even your greatest admirers concede, no charmer. more »»

Identity politics bad for all

May 23, 2016 Identity politics have become an engrained part of our culture — and one that threatens to tear us apart. more »»

‘Ferguson effect’ is real deal and it threatens to harm black Americans

May 22, 2016 University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had “second thoughts. more »»

Party establishment, Sanders need to cool tensions, tempers

May 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Bernie Sanders and his enthusiastic followers cling to their hope to survive in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, some of them seem to be veering into... more »»

Commencement addresses are for most indebited class ever

May 22, 2016 Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements. more »»

Other opinions

May 22, 2016 Paper or plastic? Let locals decide Most people understand intuitively that the best government is one closest to the people, but a lot of legislators seem to have forgotten that simple tenet. more »»

Many Sanders’ remarks are troubling

May 21, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

TSA union power grab: Airports slowed to crawl

May 20, 2016 When it comes to public employee unions, there’s no such thing as a coincidence. All you travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns. Convenient political pawns. more »»

Hillary’s viral nightmare won’t ‘let go’

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — You could say that it all depends on how you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record. more »»

US sees many losses with few gains

May 18, 2016 “If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. more »»

Trump wants to make a deal

May 16, 2016 Prior to the 2012 election, Democrats had a theory: Republicans were in the grip of a “fever” that had led them to oppose and attempt to obstruct President Barack Obama at every turn. more »»

Will Trump nod impact partisanship?

May 15, 2016 An irresistible force meets an immoveable object. The irresistible force is the sense of discontent with how things have been going during this young century. more »»

Trump returns to 1990s for anti-Clinton rhetoric

May 15, 2016 WASHNGTON — Having turned the presidential campaign into a reality TV show, Donald Trump seems bent now on converting it into a fall-season soap opera. more »»

Nation’s good food movement badly in need of science, too

May 15, 2016 Perhaps you’ve heard some organic food advocates say, “We should just roll back the clock and farm the way we used to” — before modern science gave us factory farms and genetically modified... more »»

What will the Republican Party stand for under Trump?

May 15, 2016 What does it mean to be a Republican with Donald Trump as the standard bearer of the Grand Old Party? A political party typically stands a presidential candidate who reflects its core values and... more »»

Can we face away from Facebook?

May 14, 2016 Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an all-time high while Twitter’s hit its lo. more »»

Girls don’t need help with finding their inner critic

May 13, 2016 The magazine Discovery Girls pitches itself as a publication that aims to help empower girls from ages 8 to 12. Much of the time, judging by its website, it manages to do just that. more »»

Farewell, grand old party, it’s been real

May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — It wasn’t precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that he’s not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least ... something. more »»

US is a democracy, not a theocracy

May 11, 2016 It wasn’t so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of segregation was religious belief. more »»

Crackpot idea of free college tuition?

May 10, 2016 Prominent opinion-leaders and leading American politicians have roundly rejected the unrealistic and impractical idea, championed by a member of Congress from Vermont, to provide a four-year college... more »»



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