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Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct Opinions
Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct
2018-11-30 21:32:42
by Will Marshall and Anne Kim

For years, partisans and ideologues have assured us that the political center is dead, so don’t bother making persuasive arguments to swing voters. Just get your base out, and may the most “energized” team win. The 2018 midterm elections, however,... Read More

Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate Opinions
Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate
2018-11-28 21:39:07
by John Kass

If there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after being hit with tear gas on our Southern border, it's this: Using that image as a sentimental weapon to fend... Read More

The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children Opinions
The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children
2018-11-28 13:39:24
by Leonard Pitts

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter. Morality matters, too. And on Sunday... Read More

Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First? Opinions
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law Opinions
Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law
2018-11-26 13:39:25
by Robert B. Reich

The "rule of law" distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It's based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them. The first is that no person is above the law, not even a president. Which means... Read More

A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them' Opinions
A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them'
2018-11-25 13:39:22
by Leonard Pitts

"All life is interrelated." -- Martin Luther King Jr. "Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." -- John Lennon A few words about "us" and "them." It is, of course, the baseline division of human existence, probably dating... Read More

GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating Opinions
GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating
2018-11-21 13:39:20
by Leonard Pitts

So Georgia voters decided against Stacey Abrams as their governor. Maybe. With all the shenanigans perpetrated by Republicans in that state, we'll never know for sure. Had they not passed a restrictive "exact match" law... Read More

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
2018-11-20 14:09:49
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
2018-11-18 13:39:19
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 ... 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
2018-11-16 13:39:17
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
2018-11-14 13:52:42
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 ... Read More

Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes Veterans
Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes

“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 ... Read More

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