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Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue Opinions
Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue
September 13, 2018
by John Kass

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama are out making stump speeches, rallying the Democratic base for the critical midterm elections in November in the hopes of crippling President Donald Trump by taking control of Congress. Read More

Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem Opinions
Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem
September 12, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation became mired in "truthiness," when they ask how we became so mentally muddled that we lost the ability to identify facts and the capacity to care, they'll find many culprits. Read More

Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream Opinions
Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream

If confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would remake that body to be arguably the most conservative Court in modern history. Read More

Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished Health
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
September 12, 2018
by Angie Craig

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
September 11, 2018
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of power across the world. Read More

A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice Opinions
A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
September 11, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, even intimate. Read More

Actually, There Are No ‘Adults in the Room’ at the White House Opinions
Actually, There Are No ‘Adults in the Room’ at the White House
September 11, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in the news. Bad enough top aides keep fleeing his White… Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us Opinions
Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
September 10, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It’s Lord of the Flies, Again Opinions
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It’s Lord of the Flies, Again
September 5, 2018
by John Kass

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It's Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Read More

U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies Opinions
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
September 4, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS — The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating tactic to get Pakistan to stop diversifying its weapons purchases… Read More

The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church Opinions
The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
August 29, 2018
by John Kass

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up sexual abuse, I thought of a Bible story. Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling Opinions
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
August 28, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

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