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Trump should make Democrats own NAFTA

By Marc A. Thiessen Here we go again. This week, President Trump appeared to renew his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Democrats do not pass his new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). His threats may worry pro-

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The puzzling problem of vaping

By George F. Will A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended

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The real meaning of 'Send Her Back!'

Donald Trump insists he’s not a racist. This is, increasingly, a bit beside the point. What is excruciatingly clear, and what matters most right now, is that he has chosen to ground his politics and his presidency in fomenting racial hatred. Whatever he may f

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Why so angry?

By Rev. Todd Render - Pastor, Alliance Church At my first job as manager in a lab, a supervisor from another department reamed me in front of our project team for asking for a dozen parts off the production line. He yelled saying, among other things that were point

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Apollo 11's achievement still dazzles

By George F. Will Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story the Irish author Frank O’Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a high wall, O

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Responding to Trump's racism

By Steve and Cokie Roberts Accusations of racism are so inflammatory that they should always be made cautiously and carefully. But when President Trump told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from, his comments were not only bla

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How do you not give Donald Trump what he wants?

The president’s Twitter fit on Sunday, instructing four Democratic congresswomen of color – Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – to “g

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Watch out for falling rocks

By Kathleen Parker Don’t breathe a word, but President Trump is up to something. His insulting, too-dumb-to-fail comments about four freshmen female members of Congress has the civilized world’s trousers in a twist, and it’s not a pretty sight. Th

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Push-ups won't make the Biden campaign strong

by Byron York Can a candidate who is leading the field by 12 points be weak? That’s the question of Joe Biden’s run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The fact is, Biden’s campaign is showing signs of weakness. So is the candidate himself

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No charges in Garner case inexcusable

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty-six days ago, Eric Garner, under arrest for selling loose cigarettes, died in police custody after 11 times saying “I can’t breathe” while pressed to the pavement by police. One thousand, six hundred and eigh

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Republicans treat Trump's racism with staggering silence

By Eugene Robinson Donald Trump’s presidency is melting down into a noxious stew of racism, failure and farce. With breathtaking cynicism, the Republican Party pretends not to notice. Trump had to know there would be outrage and uproar over his Sunday tweet a

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A letter from a 'concerned Christian'

By Russ Reahard North Manchester Friends, what do we do living in a dark and evil culture, where so many people exchange the Word of Truth for a lie? I’m sad when people create personal morals to justify sin: murder, theft, covetousness and blasphemy. IR

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AOC's squad and America may change one another

 A point has yet to be made about the four American socialist Democratic congresswomen whom President Trump is advising to go back to the places they came from. It’s not just that three of them were born in America. It’s that while Alexandria Ocasi

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There is no shortcut to debt relief - so don't believe the hype

By Michelle Singletary The nation’s biggest debt-settlement services provider will pay a steep price after allegedly deceiving borrowers who’d gotten in over their heads. Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement wi

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Do Just One Thing

by Danny Seo  Do you use rubber gloves when you’re cleaning around the house or washing dishes? Almost all gloves are made from non-biodegradable synthetic materials like polyvinyl chloride. If you want to protect your hands, look for gloves that are mad

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Economic research points the way for different education policy

The past decade has seen a blossoming of research on the geography of employment and the effect of automation on the demand for workers and skills. These studies benefitted from significantly richer data sets on people and skills that enabled substantially more sop

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Nobody eats wolf

By Kathleen Parker From Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with the Big Bad Wolf to Kevin Costner’s balletic romance with some kindred, four-legged spirit in “Dances With Wolves,” Americans have long had a love-hate relationship w

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Civility, perhaps not a lost cause?

 If you feel that civility in this country leaves much to be desired, you’re not alone. A recent poll found that 93 percent of respondents felt the same way, and that – another shocker – social media deserves much of the blame. The survey was

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