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How are you coping?

The last two weeks — beginning with the Biden-Trump debate when Biden looked and sounded even older than his years and Trump lied even more than usual, followed by the Democrats’ public agonizing over whether Biden should drop out, and then Saturday’s attempted assassination of Trump at a ...

Is Trump still a quasi-Nazi?

The White House is now faced with a conundrum — how to make the case against Donald Trump as a quasi-Nazi while lowering the proverbial temperature after his near-assassination. Joe Biden’s Oval Office address calling for toning down the overheated rhetoric in our politics was fine as far ...

Echoes of history apparent

For those of a certain age, or with more than a woke education, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump brings back echoes of history. Not exactly the history of the abysmal political year of 1968, which saw the murders of Martin Luther King Jr., 39, and Robert F. ...

Taking rights seriously

“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, Mankind would be no more justified In silencing that one person, Than he, if he had the power, Would be justified in silencing mankind.” — John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) The world ...

Florida teachers need higher pay, not politics

Starting pay has increased, but average teacher pay in Florida is the lowest in the country, according to one report. There are things to like about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to back a $202 million pay increase next year for Florida teachers. It provides a significant bump for new ...

Far left won’t be badly missed

The hard-line pro-Palestinian group Within Our Lifetime has been protesting against, of all people, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Where did the New York congresswoman and Vermont senator go astray? Didn’t they denounce Israel’s actions in Gaza as “genocide”? ...