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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: Romantic regimes guide lives Commentary: Romantic regimes guide lives
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Polina Aronson spent her first 16 years in Russia. There, people tend to regard love as a sort of divine madness that descends from the heavens. [Read More]
Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump? Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump?
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
You know, along with having the impulse control of a 7-year-old boy, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Donald J. Trump just ain’t real smart. He’s a cunning self-promoter, but dim. He did manage to go bankrupt in the casino business, you know. That’s really hard to do. [Read More]
Commentary: Connecting the dots to Russia Commentary: Connecting the dots to Russia
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I enjoyed the show “House of Cards” but always felt that it went a bit too far, that its plot wasn’t plausible. After seven weeks of President Donald Trump, I owe “House of Cards” an apology. Nothing seems impossible any more. [Read More]
Commentary: Collusion with Russia? No evidence Commentary: Collusion with Russia? No evidence
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
He jumped off the cliff again, or, to be literal about it, he tweeted again. President Donald Trump came up with this thing about President Barack Obama spying on him seemingly based on nothing at all, as headlines reminded us. [Read More]
Commentary: Wiki-flood raises questions Commentary: Wiki-flood raises questions
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Most Americans, I suspect, have the attitude that if the government is spying on someone there is probably a good reason. [Read More]
Commentary: Tweets raise a huge but unspoken question Commentary: Tweets raise a huge but unspoken question
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Saturday’s sun hadn’t risen above the Atlantic horizon on March 4, yet President Donald Trump was up and apoplectic at his Mar-a-Lago estate. So at 6:35 a.m., he sent the first of four historically bizarre, rapid-fire Twitter postings: [Read More]
Commentary: Peanut butter on Trump team chins Commentary: Peanut butter on Trump team chins
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
For many years the famous Crystal Palace dinner theater in Aspen featured a cabaret song that every audience loved: “The Peanut Butter Affair.” [Read More]
Commentary: The information vaccuum Commentary: The information vaccuum
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Put aside, for a moment, the raging controversies over this or that aspect of Donald Trump, the Russians and the election. And then ask: What do we know about the allegation at the heart of the matter? [Read More]
Commentary: Trump driving Russia story. Commentary: Trump driving Russia story.
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There may yet be an innocent explanation for all the conversations coming to light between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the government of Russia. But the way Trump and his team have responded to questions about the contacts sure hasn’t made them look innocent. Quite the contrary. [Read More]
Commentary: The Trump effect Commentary: The Trump effect
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Here are two scenarios. One: you are a retiree who in recent years has been concerned about the value of your stock portfolio. Suddenly, the value of your stocks and stock-based mutual funds surges, the Dow rising 1,000 points to record highs within weeks. [Read More]
Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s animosity toward the press may be softening somewhat as he bumps up against the reality that we in print used to remind politicians of every once in awhile: It doesn’t pay to get into a fight with someone who buys his ink by the barrel. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinics serve as safety net Commentary: Clinics serve as safety net
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
LEWISTON, Maine — She is 17 years old, has an alarming itch “down there” and has come to the family planning clinic because she doesn’t know where else to go. [Read More]
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