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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: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest Commentary: Probe into Russian tampering must be honest
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Forget about the House intelligence committee when it comes to investigating whether Russia stuck its snout into our election. The panel, as led by its Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, with the support of GOP leadership, has lost any credibility now and in the future. [Read More]
Commentary: In Trump country, loyalty remains amid budget cuts Commentary: In Trump country, loyalty remains amid budget cuts
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
TULSA, Okla. — Rhonda McCracken is a kindergarten teacher and a Republican who voted for President Donald Trump. Now she’s wrestling with the consequences. [Read More]
Commentary: Woman in hijab praises Christianity Commentary: Woman in hijab praises Christianity
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I was sitting at the immigration office this week with a client, fuming because the officer was taking what seemed like hours to fill out one form, stamp it and send us on our way. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump deserves some credit for Islamic State success Commentary: Trump deserves some credit for Islamic State success
3 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
While Washington has been absorbed in battles over health care and incipient scandals, a real war is escalating sharply in Syria and Iraq: the one against Islamic State. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, the alert environmentalist Commentary: Trump, the alert environmentalist
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan was not easy to come by and should not be taken lightly. [Read More]
Commentary: What's wrong with keeping out terrorists? Commentary: What's wrong with keeping out terrorists?
3 weeks ago -
Earlier this month, government officials banned most carry-on electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries. The reason was due to an increase in terror threats. [Read More]
Commentary: Guilt fosters a moral crisis Commentary: Guilt fosters a moral crisis
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 1981, philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre opened his book “After Virtue” with a passage that is now famous. Imagine if we lost the theoretical coherence of science. [Read More]
Commentary: Conductor's kindness eased a broken heart Commentary: Conductor's kindness eased a broken heart
3 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
It was the kind of crying nobody should see, especially in a public place. I was on the late afternoon train out of London to Cambridge, heartbroken because my first real relationship was ending. [Read More]
Commentary: Can Republicans work with Democrats? Commentary: Can Republicans work with Democrats?
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Is the Republican party capable of governing?” That question was posed on NBC by Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director. So far, the answer is no. And until party leaders stand up to their own right-wing purists — Sen. John McCain once called them “wacko birds” — the answer [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's desperate quest Commentary: Donald Trump's desperate quest
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Alas, poor Donald. Unlike his personal hero, Vladimir Putin, President Trump can’t have his political opponents thrown into prison, shot dead in the street or flung off fourth-floor balconies. In Moscow, Russian soldiers could have herded those women in stupid pink hats into stockades like cows. [Read More]
Commentary: Limiting technology begins at home Commentary: Limiting technology begins at home
3 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Last summer, my husband and I canceled our cable television, no easy thing when one’s husband loves college football. [Read More]
Commentary: President Trump versus Big Bird in budget fight Commentary: President Trump versus Big Bird in budget fight
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
So what if President Donald Trump wants to deport Big Bird? We’re struggling with terrorism, refugees, addiction and grizzlies besieging schools. [Read More]
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