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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]

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Commentary: America elected entrepreneur Commentary: America elected entrepreneur
8 weeks ago -
After listening to the entirety of President Donald Trump’s recent press conference and then reviewing the coverage of it, it’s obvious the media doesn’t understand and cannot accurately interpret his style and approach. Put simply, most people don’t understand how entrepreneurs think. [Read More]
Commentary: Death and tax cuts Commentary: Death and tax cuts
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Across the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and will lose it if the act is repealed. [Read More]
Commentary: Don’t kill law saving species Commentary: Don’t kill law saving species
9 weeks ago -
Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative Republicans taking complete control of the federal government: The Endangered Species Act is now itself endangered [Read More]
Commentary: Critics of Milo Yiannopoulos are hypocritical Commentary: Critics of Milo Yiannopoulos are hypocritical
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve often thought that some of the most vocal critics of child abuse really didn’t care as much as they pretended to care about abused and neglected children. [Read More]
Commentary: Medicaid errors Commentary: Medicaid errors
9 weeks ago -
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789. But perhaps we should add improper government payments to that unfortunate list. [Read More]
Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bob Michel, who died last week at 93, was elected to Congress from his hometown of Peoria, Ill., in 1956 and served for 38 years. As a young infantryman he had landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. [Read More]
Commentary: Follow money on ties to Russia Commentary: Follow money on ties to Russia
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If you think about it, no wonder Donald Trump prefers the imaginative stylings of Fox News to the Presidential Daily Briefing. He’s pretty much the network’s target demographic: a daffy old-timer with time on his hands. [Read More]
Commentary: The national death wish Commentary: The national death wish
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few weeks ago, Tom Cotton and David Perdue, Republican senators from Arkansas and Georgia, introduced an immigration bill that would cut the number of legal immigrants to this country each year in half, from about a million to about 500,000. [Read More]
Commentary: Our secret treasures harbor mysteries Commentary: Our secret treasures harbor mysteries
9 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
What object without inherent beauty or aesthetic importance has a deep and abiding significance for you? What do you treasure that nobody else would look at twice? [Read More]
Commentary: Fight Trump, not his voters Commentary: Fight Trump, not his voters
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
A few days ago, I blithely tweeted a warning that Democrats often sound patronizing when speaking of Trump voters. That provoked a vehement reaction. [Read More]
Commentary: Where'd conservative optimism go? Commentary: Where'd conservative optimism go?
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don’t visit some of the websites where his musings are published. [Read More]
Commentary: Preserving best of Obamacare Commentary: Preserving best of Obamacare
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
We begin with a newsbreak: A new group of refugees is now fleeing the tumult of their villages and cities back home, seeking security and protective comfort in their chosen American sanctuary city — Washington, D.C. [Read More]
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