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Jim Acosta, on a Peacock’s Crusade, Wins Because of Trump’s Appointed Judge Opinions
Jim Acosta, on a Peacock’s Crusade, Wins Because of Trump’s Appointed Judge
November 20, 2018
by John Kass

That a grandstanding show pony like CNN's Jim Acosta would be transformed by President Donald Trump into a First Amendment crusader knight is perhaps a sad but fitting comment on our age. Acosta is back at work... Read More

Michelle Obama Tells Her Truth Opinions
Michelle Obama Tells Her Truth
November 18, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth. There has always been about her a sense that she did, indeed, have a truth of her own and that it was, if not at odds with the one her husband expressed with high-flown... Read More

Hate Crime Stats Leave Much to Be Desired, But What They Tell Is Disturbing Opinions
Hate Crime Stats Leave Much to Be Desired, But What They Tell Is Disturbing
November 16, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

When FBI released its report "Hate Crimes Statistics, 2017" earlier this week, Srinivas Kuchibhotla's name was nowhere to be seen. Yet his widow, Sunayana Dumala, knows his murder in Olathe, Kan., was a hate crime. She... Read More

What Journalists Do Opinions
What Journalists Do
November 14, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

"The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw in character." -- Lyndon Johnson "They are a sort of assassins..." -- John Quincy Adams "I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president." -- Jimmy... Read More

Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes Veterans
Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes
November 12, 2018
by Christina Paulos

“Not all heroes wear capes.” This Veterans Day, I have a new spin on that popular saying: Not all American heroes wear camouflage. I appreciate the high regard most Americans have for us veterans in the post-9/11 era, but the strength of our country depends on patriots of all kinds. Every citizen has to be in... Read More

The Midterms Point Us Toward a More Democratic Future: Four Lessons From the Elections Opinions
The Midterms Point Us Toward a More Democratic Future: Four Lessons From the Elections
November 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Although not quite the stinging rebuke that Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans were hoping for, the midterm elections show that President Trump’s strategy of maximum polarization has reached the point of diminishing political returns. Read More

Americans Need Sunshine on Trump/Russia and the Clinton-Funded Dossier — Now Opinions
Americans Need Sunshine on Trump/Russia and the Clinton-Funded Dossier — Now
November 8, 2018
by John Kass

After the midterm elections, Americans were still trying to see past the political spin to the serious implications of it all. Did the Democrats win a short-term victory by taking the House and, with it, subpoena power allowing... Read More

America Has Rejected Trumpism Opinions
America Has Rejected Trumpism
November 7, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism. No one seriously expected the Senate to flip, because Democrats had to defend 26 seats in that chamber, compared with only nine held by Republicans. The real battleground... Read More

Steve Lopez: They Sometimes Cringe at Trump, but This California Couple Are Still Sold on the President Opinions
Steve Lopez: They Sometimes Cringe at Trump, but This California Couple Are Still Sold on the President
November 5, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Two years into the Donald Trump experience, with midterm elections coming up this week, political fault lines deeper than the San Andreas and political rhetoric flaring like a California wildfire, I got into my car and drove to Temecula. Read More

We Could Lose Our Country, Or Save It Opinions
We Could Lose Our Country, Or Save It
November 2, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

"What are these politicians going to do for us?" A guy in Texas asked that question a few weeks back on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," by way of explaining why he won't be voting in the most important midterm election... Read More

President Trump Courts Midterm Votes With Absurd Questioning of Constitutional Right to Citizenship Opinions
President Trump Courts Midterm Votes With Absurd Questioning of Constitutional Right to Citizenship
November 2, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

President Donald Trump, in a pre-midterm snit, is obsessing over his fear of brown babies. It's not surprising. After all, this is a president who manages to label any group of Latino migrants as "very bad people." It was only... Read More

Trump Sets a Poisonous Tone Opinions
Trump Sets a Poisonous Tone
October 31, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Rob Rogers is an editorial cartoonist who was fired in June after 25 years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His departure, he said, came after weeks of tension with a publisher who wanted a more pro-Trump stance. Read More

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