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The Republicans Put On Quite a Show Opinions
The Republicans Put On Quite a Show
October 1, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday's Senate Judiciary... Read More

The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low Opinions
The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low
September 29, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

Hell hath no fury like an entitled man scorned. America met that man on Thursday, in all his caustic glory. He's federal Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, now well on his way to becoming the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Read More

Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic Opinions
Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic
September 27, 2018
by John Kass

It is tempting to watch the political spectacle of Democrats destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as if it were only some shameful partisan circus. Read More

‘What Boy Hasn’t Done This in High School?’ Opinions
‘What Boy Hasn’t Done This in High School?’
September 26, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. "What boy hasn't done this in high school?" she asks. "Please, I would like to know." Since she asked so nicely, I went on Twitter... Read More

Social Media Propaganda Isn’t Changing Any Functional Minds Opinions
Social Media Propaganda Isn’t Changing Any Functional Minds
September 26, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Read More

Why I’m Betting on Millennials This Election Day Opinions
Why I’m Betting on Millennials This Election Day
September 25, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting-age population. On Nov. 6, they’ll have the power to alter the course of American politics — flipping Congress, changing the leadership… Read More

Is Senate Committee Equipped to Grasp Allegations Against Kavanaugh? Opinions
Is Senate Committee Equipped to Grasp Allegations Against Kavanaugh?
September 22, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

For all their well-learned politesse, the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have scarcely been able to conceal their determination to get Christine Blasey Ford out of their hair. Read More

Hazards of an Era of Digital Lynch Mobs Opinions
Hazards of an Era of Digital Lynch Mobs
September 21, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged." Jesus preaches that in the book of Luke. But then, Jesus never had Twitter. Or, for that matter, Instagram or Facebook. He never had, in other words, one of the social media platforms on which millions of us routinely judge other people every day. It's a habit we might do well to reconsider. Read More

Ari Fleischer asks if we’re being fair to Brett Kavanaugh Opinions
Ari Fleischer asks if we’re being fair to Brett Kavanaugh
September 19, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we’re being fair. “How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we’ve lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an arguable issue, took place in high school? Should that deny… Read More

Trump shouldn’t let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies Opinions
Trump shouldn’t let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies
September 19, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom seem to be peddling their own agendas. Read More

Our Big, Bold Plan — and Why Opportunity Can Win Opinions
Our Big, Bold Plan — and Why Opportunity Can Win
September 19, 2018
by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky

That’s the question on the mind of every Democrat going into 2020. The scale of the threat posed by a Trump second term is unfathomable — from the Supreme Court and women’s rights to the economy, the environment, and our country’s national security. Read More

Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand Opinions
Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand
September 19, 2018
by TWN

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being felt by American businesses large and small, the ultimate victims... Read More

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