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Wall Is Irrelevant; There’s So Much More We Could Do at the Border Opinions
Wall Is Irrelevant; There’s So Much More We Could Do at the Border
December 21, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of funds for his long-desired "big, beautiful wall." The social media effort, started by an Iraq... Read More

Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows Opinions
Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
December 18, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on the surface, but rife with scratching and groin-kicking underwater. A top executive of a Chinese telecommunications... Read More

What’s Truly Terrifying About Trump’s Private Transactions Opinions
What’s Truly Terrifying About Trump’s Private Transactions
December 17, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't discuss their alleged affairs with him as "a simple private transaction." Last week... Read More

After Reading Epstein’s Victims’ Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night? Opinions
After Reading Epstein’s Victims’ Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
December 16, 2018
by Carl Hiaasen

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. And, despite mountainous evidence of stomach-churning crimes, today he is free as a bird -- thanks to... Read More

Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress? Opinions
Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress?
December 15, 2018
by Dan Mahaffee

The American people settled on a divided government that reflected a divided nation in the midterm elections this week. The results foreshadow the wide gulf between the political parties and the narrow prospects for cooperation. Read More

Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights Opinions
Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights
December 14, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

Perhaps it was all those holiday wishes for "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to mankind" that crept into the mind of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In his farewell address to Congress this week, the Utah Republican floated an... Read More

The Lost and the Entitled Opinions
The Lost and the Entitled
December 12, 2018
by Robert Koehler

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off. He slid a canister of Endust toward me. "Spray the cloth," he said, "not the machine." I started choking on my sense of humiliation. This poor baby was covered with dust. Read More

Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End Opinions
Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End
December 12, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

One of the U.S. military-industrial complex's longest-running foreign-war charades may soon come to an end despite objections from the White House. What's puzzling is why President Donald Trump isn't standing up for the values on which he campaigned... Read More

A Tip for Tariff Man Opinions
A Tip for Tariff Man
December 10, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted last week. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN." Read More

George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of ‘A Kinder, Gentler Nation’ Opinions
George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of ‘A Kinder, Gentler Nation’
December 9, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be. "Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled children. Read More

U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the ‘Caravan’ Opinions
U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the ‘Caravan’
December 7, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder." Most Christmas seasons, the Bible passage from Isaiah prompts only the best of humanity to come forth with abundant blessings for the baby Jesus. Read More

George H.W. Bush Was Indeed a Prudent Man, and the World Was Better for It Opinions
George H.W. Bush Was Indeed a Prudent Man, and the World Was Better for It
December 6, 2018
by John Kass

The funeral of former President George H.W. Bush was a great celebration of a noble American patriot. There were the tears of his son that I won't forget. And there was the respect shown to him by his nation. Read More

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