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The Lost and the Entitled Opinions
The Lost and the Entitled
2018-12-12 04:54:08
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 ... 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
2018-12-12 01:00:57
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
2018-12-10 00:28:12
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 $... 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'
2018-12-09 14:45:08
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 ... Read More

U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the 'Caravan' Opinions
U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the 'Caravan'
2018-12-07 14:45:12
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 ... 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
2018-12-06 14:56:28
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

This Is What Actual Election Tampering Looks Like Opinions
This Is What Actual Election Tampering Looks Like
2018-12-05 14:45:10
by Leonard Pitts

I said it before, I'll say it again. "As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote. It cannot win, in other ... Read More

Humility and Civility: More Pols, Please, Like George H.W. Bush Opinions
Humility and Civility: More Pols, Please, Like George H.W. Bush

There was once a private school that graded students on the usual academic subjects, plus a fuzzy category related to decorum: “Claims no more than his fair share of time and attention.” Modesty and deference are still enviable... Read More

Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person Opinions
Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person

The ones who knew him best use words like decent, caring, patriotic. Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, was a good man. He stood on the U.S. Capitol steps on his inauguration day and said ... Read More

Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush Opinions
Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush

President George H.W Bush didn’t like to be asked political questions during lunch, I and the five other journalists who would be seated at his table were warned by the White House staffer in charge of protocol. Read More

Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter Opinions
Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter

President George H. W. Bush was on his way to the small, stone-walled church where he worshiped while at his Maine home each summer. But first, there was a piece of news that called for his response. Read More

Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation In The News
Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation

George H.W. Bush, who lived a long life of public service, embodied a lost virtue in American politics: the idea of restraint. Bush was a man of modest goals whose often-ridiculed lodestar was prudence, the determination not to make ... Read More

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