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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: Conductor's kindness eased a broken heart Commentary: Conductor's kindness eased a broken heart
4 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?
4 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
4 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
4 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]
Commentary: Trump takes on opioid epidemic Commentary: Trump takes on opioid epidemic
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
He gave repeal a try, Obamacare is still standing and now President Donald Trump is flat on his back, or so goes the narrative. [Read More]
Commentary: The congressman and the counselor Commentary: The congressman and the counselor
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Tony Hall served in Congress for nearly 24 years, representing Ohio’s 3rd District. The Democrat left in 2002 to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, appointed by President George W. Bush. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump must tackle jobs, wages Commentary: Trump must tackle jobs, wages
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What will President Trump do after the Obamacare debacle? For 48 hours, some Hill Republicans — and Trump himself — spoke as if the president and the GOP could smoothly, seamlessly and swiftly pivot to tax reform. [Read More]
Commentary: Can elephants learn from loss? Commentary: Can elephants learn from loss?
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The Republican Health Care bill failed because it was a bad bill that had almost no authentic public support. It took benefits away from tens of millions of vulnerable people to give tax breaks to the rich few. [Read More]
Commentary: What do we do now about health care? Commentary: What do we do now about health care?
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In an ideal world, politics is the means by which we resolve competing interests without losing sight of the principle that every politician’s first responsibility should always be serving the well-being of the body politic. [Read More]
Commentary: The Constitution, sexual mores and core values Commentary: The Constitution, sexual mores and core values
4 weeks ago -
For the last half-century, we have experienced a constitutional revolution. It is a revolution that has tested the most fundamental values of the American people and that has shaken constitutional law to its roots. It has bitterly divided citizens, politicians and judges. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare survives, disaster awaits Commentary: Obamacare survives, disaster awaits
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Democrats saved Obamacare from the Republicans but will not be able to save it from itself. The health plan is so badly misconceived that it will now become ever more distorted until finally it just won’t be there. In the meantime, it will continue to do ruinous damage to the budget and economy. [Read More]
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