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Trump has hurled us into a constitutional crisis

by Eugene Robinson Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here. On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department concoct a transparently political investigation, with the aim of smearing vete

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Is the Trump Tower meeting really proof of collusion?

by Byron York If there is an Exhibit A in the case that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to fix the presidential election, it is the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between three top campaign officials – Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared K

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The top excuses for not investing in a 529 college-savings plan

by Michelle Singletary In the fall, my husband and I will have three children in universities: one in her second year of graduate school, one a junior in college, and the other a first-semester freshman. When they are finished, not one of our children will graduate

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Have fun this weekend

Memorial Day weekend is known as the informal start of summer. It’s also known as the weekend when gas prices shoot up for the season, and the weekend when cops patrol every corner to stop aggressive and drunk driving. We urge our readers to stay safe and rem

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World War I brought restrictions and name changes

IT'S ALL HISTORY NOW by PETE JONES In the late spring of 1918 the federal government imposed a new round of food restrictions on Americans, even though the end of World War I seemed to be in sight. Scott Davis, federal food administrator in Wabash County, passed th

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Lurking in the grass

It’s finally the time of year to get outside and enjoy warm weather and sunshine with children and pets. But beware of ticks. These nasty little creatures hide in the tall grass and are looking to dogs and humans for their next meal of blood. The Centers for

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Foster kids need our help

by Kathryn Lopez “The world would be a better place if all the mothers were like you,” Kelly Rosati’s 16-year-old daughter wrote in her card for Mother’s Day. There was a time when Rosati didn’t think such sentiments were possible. Let

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Iraq's democratic election is a positive sign in the Middle East

In all the turmoil of the Middle East, the most significant development of the year thus far may be the democratic election Iraq held on Saturday. It was competitive, fair and largely free of violence. Unlike most people in the Middle East, Iraqis were able to cast

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The Morris parking spot: A property rights saga

by Leo Morris Both ends of the alley behind my house were blocked one day last week. It annoyed me no end. But it also set me to thinking about the need to vigorously defend our private property rights even as we acknowledge the proper place of public property in t

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Millennials get plenty of financial advice, but most of it is wrong

by Michelle Singletary Older adults love to smugly talk about the “entitled” attitude of millennials. But today’s youth actually have a lot in common with both the Depression-era generation and baby boomers: Sixty-two percent of millennials identi

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Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression

by George F. Will On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan’s president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who had favored the losing candidate had rejected “hate.” He thereby effect

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Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

by Kathleen Parker The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel celebrated the American embassy move from Tel Aviv. Television spect

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Immigration rhetoric headed on dangerous path

A White House meeting on Sanctuary Cities devolved last week when President Donald Trump suggested some undocumented immigrants are “animals.” The president’s comments, of course, were in response to a question about MS-13, a violent gang with ori

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