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Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
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Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]

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Commentary: Trump's first 100 days: an executive success Commentary: Trump's first 100 days: an executive success
11 hours ago - - BYRON YORK
Of course Donald Trump over-promised for his first 100 days. What presidential candidate hasn’t? [Read More]
Commentary: Shutdown bad for Congress, America Commentary: Shutdown bad for Congress, America
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The looming threat of a U.S. government shutdown and temporary layoffs starting on Saturday has lessened with the Trump White House no longer insisting that border wall funding be part of legislation Congress must pass to extend authority for federal spending beyond Friday. [Read More]
Commentary: The Jane Addams model Commentary: The Jane Addams model
11 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The police vs. the PC police Commentary: The police vs. the PC police
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
As is almost always the case, signs of trouble preceded the latest shooting in Paris, which left one police officer dead and wounded two bystanders before police killed the gunman, later identified as French national Karim Cheurfi, a known criminal with a long, violent record. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats must stop infighting Commentary: Democrats must stop infighting
1 day ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot at winning control of the House of Representatives next year. But if they hope to succeed, they’re going to have to stop fighting one another. [Read More]
Commentary: Attention must be paid Commentary: Attention must be paid
2 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“If ‘never again’ means anything, I had to be here today.” The words came from a rabbi, calling to mind the Holocaust, standing among Christians outside a church in New York on Good Friday evening. The rabbi spoke at a former Catholic church, now being leased to Coptic Christians. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump thinks this is pro-life? Commentary: Trump thinks this is pro-life?
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When President Donald Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women’s health programs abroad, they call it a “pro-life” move. [Read More]
Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf
2 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
Last month, SeaWorld’s chief zoological officer, Chris Dold, said that the impending birth of a killer whale calf at the franchise’s San Antonio marine mammal park would probably be “bittersweet.” [Read More]
Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
3 days ago -
Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]
Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Imagine a man who for some reason is determined to stuff a balloon into a box — a box that, aside from being the wrong shape, just isn’t big enough. He starts working at one corner, pushing the balloon into position. [Read More]
Commentary: President Trump's reality show Commentary: President Trump's reality show
4 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
If President Trump were starring in a new reality show — which, of course, he is — here’s a possible title: “The Real World.” [Read More]
Commentary: Free speech an endangered species on U.S. campuses Commentary: Free speech an endangered species on U.S. campuses
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve been asked to speak at various locations for various occasions in the past. I spoke at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in 2009 when the tea party had a rally. I’ve been a panelist for the Philadelphia Bar Association discussing the media and O.J. Simpson. [Read More]
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