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If Omar and Tlaib can boycott Israel, why can't Israel boycott them?

By Marc A. Thiessen During a news conference on Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Israel of denying her and fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., entry because they are “the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress.” On Twitter

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What we need to know from the Horowitz Report

By Byron York There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions: One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump ca

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Trump retreats, again, on guns

President Trump and his followers delight in his image as a disrupter – a dauntless fighter raring to take on entrenched political interests and sacred cows. But when it comes to addressing America’s gun problem, Mr. Trump has proved both conventional a

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Gov. Holcomb and 'Brand X'

By Leo Morris   Gov. Eric Holcomb always looks so comfortably stern, like an accountant at tax time waiting for his client’s big gulp of ulcer medicine to kick in. He needs a good nickname to lighten his image. Something like “Fuzzy,” the sid

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Trump is panicking that his reality show presidency won't be renewed

By Eugene Robinson Uh-oh. President Trump is in such a state of panic about his dimming reelection prospects that he's getting his lies mixed up and occasionally blurting out the truth. "It's tough for Apple to pay tariffs if it's competing with a very good company

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Stabilizing trade policy could ease recession fears

    Vice President Mike Pence brought an optimistic economic message to Detroit Monday, saying his boss has delivered on the promise of prosperity the president made three years ago as a candidate in a similar speech to the Detroit Economic Club. Pence ch

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Millennials: If you're hosting a party, your guests don't pay

By Michelle Singletary As you get older, there is the tendency to start sentences with, “Back in my day ...” What follows is a blast from the past on how certain things were done. But doing the right thing never gets old. For example, when you receive a

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Don't let the markets scare you away from investing now

By Michelle Singletary I was stunned. My family was watching a rerun of the “Teachers Tournament” on “Jeopardy.” I got excited because I knew the correct response to this question: “This proposed federal rule would have required all re

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Do just one thing

By Danny Seo Ever go through your pantry and find a bag of sprouted potatoes? While they are perfectly fine to eat in that state, they may not be very tasty. If you’d rather not eat them, cut them up instead and use them to remove rust from things like cast-i

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Disdain for voters at root of tax incentives

By Michael J. Hicks Over the past week, I attended a Muncie City Council meeting on very contentious issues and travelled to Wisconsin to speak to a group of economic developers about the Foxconn debacle. Both events have eerily similar aspects that should anger an

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It's all part of the plan

By Gene Lyons You wouldn’t think it could, but it gets worse day by day. He’s like the most egregious nutjob on your Facebook feed, only you can’t “unfriend” him. And good luck ignoring him. The crazy SOB is everywhere. If he were your

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The Species Act, endangered

In early May, a United Nations panel on biodiversity released a deeply troubling 1,500-page report warning that as many as one million plant and animal species were at risk of extinction worldwide. It strongly urged nations everywhere to accelerate efforts to save

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It's all history now

By Pete Jones Eighty years ago this month, one of the hottest tickets on Broadway was for a seat for“Hellzapoppin’” the Olsen and Johnson show at the Winter Garden Theater. The show was the pinnacle of the careers of both John (Ole) Olsen and Chic

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Amash's independence shows voters they don't have to settle

By George F. Will It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this culturally distinctive slice o

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Trump has the upper hand in Hong Kong

By Marc A. Thiessen President Trump has warned China that it must respond “humanely” to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Squ

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Trump's troubles with the Asian axis

President Trump assures Americans regularly that he has a “great relationship” with an array of world figures, among them Xi Jinping of China and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. It’s comforting to hear. It would be more gratifying, though, to see thes

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Sermonette

By Dave Phillips My wife and I have lived in Wabash for over 44 years, serving our church and community. In a few days, we will celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. We have faced many challenges and transitions that were difficult. Some we were not sure we would

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We need a consoler-in-chief

By Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts In times of trouble, the nation needs a consoler-in-chief: a leader who lifts our spirits, eases our pain and calms our fears. President Trump is not that leader. He doesn’t treat wounds, he tears them open. He doesnR

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Open a formal impeachment inquiry now

By Alyson Worrell North Manchester I watched former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress. During his testimony, he confirmed the results of his investigation: 37 indictments, at least seven convictions and guilty pleas and more than 10 episodes

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Trump's ill-considered trade policies send markets tumbling

Wednesday, the Dow closed down an even 800 points, a full 3 percent – a session-low (be thankful the bell on the balcony at Broad and Wall rang at 4 p.m.; the rout could have been worse) and the largest point drop of the year. The selloff was total, all 30 st

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Back to the future - Indiana style

By Paul Thrift - Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors chairman; and CEO of Thompson Thrift In today’s instant news cycle, the focus is on the here and now. But sometimes we have to take a few steps back to appreciate what we have. The Indiana Chambe

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