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Bi-partisan effort to break Donald Trump stranglehold

WASHINGTON — After a year of the post-Donald Trump presidency, each major party is finally acting to put him in the rear-view mirror of American politics. President Joe Biden, largely silent on the subject until now, is leading the Democratic effort with scorching attacks on Trump’s ...

State gets high marks on election integrity

Good news sometimes comes from unexpected places. While Wisconsin continues to roil with debates and seemingly endless probes of the 2020 presidential election, state election clerks, poll workers and other election officials received a feather in their caps recently with high marks for ...

Just meeting with Putin is concession by Biden

On Monday, Russian president-for-life Vladimir Putin explained that the “peacekeeper” paratroopers he sent to Kazakhstan to help quash civil unrest were part of his larger policy of preventing “color revolutions” in former Soviet-bloc countries. Putin made his remarks at a meeting of ...

US Senate ready for voting rights showdown

The Capitol candlelight vigil for the mob attack on Congress gave way to a Senate showdown on voting rights — a scene straight from the heart of darkness. Timed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, it’s a showdown Senate Democrats don’t know they can win. But they have to try, for a ...

School daze in Chicago isn’t getting any better

For the third straight day last week, the Chicago Teachers Union canceled classes, choosing to return to virtual learning and citing dangers from the Omicron variant as their excuse. To many, this is seen as nothing more than a teachers’ strike and power grab executed by a union that ...

What kind of nation are we going to be?

Cathartic. That’s what it was. Page through the whole dictionary looking for a better word to describe President Biden’s speech on the first anniversary of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and you will not find one. The address, delivered from Statuary Hall, which was so ...