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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: Are pit bulls friend or weapon? Commentary: Are pit bulls friend or weapon?
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To give you some idea, I once kept eight beagles in my backyard. When my wife complained, I’d tell her to choose which ones needed to go. It was a pure bluff: Some were prize-winning field trial hounds, others house pets. However, they all had eager, loving hearts, and she knew all their names. [Read More]
Commentary: Speech masks unrealistic agenda Commentary: Speech masks unrealistic agenda
8 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
President Trump boasted in his speech to Congress on Tuesday that he’s keeping the many campaign promises he made to voters, beginning with his pledges to boost economic growth and slash regulations on business. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump reinvents himself Commentary: Trump reinvents himself
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
For Republicans who have been concerned that President Trump has not been specific about his policies and about where he wants to take the country, Tuesday night’s address to Congress and the nation was a welcome relief. [Read More]
Commentary: We cannot bomb Ebola Commentary: We cannot bomb Ebola
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Before he became defense secretary, Gen. Jim Mattis once pleaded with Congress to invest more in State Department diplomacy. [Read More]
Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Pay no attention to that unpresidential man tweeting behind the curtain, almost every day, often before sunrise. His pathological defensiveness, juvenile bullying, taunting, name-calling, distorting and outright lying are unworthy of your respect. Believe me. [Read More]
Commentary: Tony Blair's lesson for Trump Commentary: Tony Blair's lesson for Trump
8 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
It’s too bad Democrats wouldn’t enlist a foreigner to deliver their rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress. They could have just replayed the speech given 11 days earlier by Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. [Read More]
Commentary: Optimism in Trump's America Commentary: Optimism in Trump's America
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Trump’s job approval rating, 44 percent with a 48 percent disapproval rating in a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, makes him “the first president of the post-World War II era with a net negative approval rating in his first gauge of public opinion.” [Read More]
Commentary: Keep funds for art, public broadcasting Commentary: Keep funds for art, public broadcasting
8 weeks ago -
Bad times could be looming for public broadcasting and arts and cultural organizations as President Donald Trump weighs potentially crippling budget cuts. [Read More]
Commentary: The uses of outrage Commentary: The uses of outrage
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Are you angry about the white nationalist takeover of the U.S. government? If so, you are definitely not alone. [Read More]
Commentary: Improving relations with press Commentary: Improving relations with press
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. [Read More]
Commentary: Fake savior's betrayal Commentary: Fake savior's betrayal
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Dear Trump Voters: You’ve been had. President Donald Trump sold you a clunker. Now that he’s in the White House, he’s betraying you — and I’m writing in hopes that you’ll recognize that betrayal and hold him accountable. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump vs. press: crazy, stupid love Commentary: Trump vs. press: crazy, stupid love
8 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here in Washington, D.C. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press. [Read More]
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