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AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis AS I SEE IT: We all know victims in opioid crisis
22 hours ago -
He was a high school football star and a hero in the community, but just a few years later he was gone. She was a loving mother who had plans to go back to school in order to get a good-paying job so she could support her family, but she is now gone. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Trump and the Supreme Court COMMENTARY: Trump and the Supreme Court
22 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other announcement could do. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Obama's pivot to Asia working COMMENTARY: Obama's pivot to Asia working
23 hours ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
When President Obama declared in 2011 that he wanted U.S. foreign policy to pivot to Asia, some derided the move as a clumsy attempt to flee the messy conflicts of the Middle East. [Read More]
Commentary: Abolish the TSA Commentary: Abolish the TSA
2 days ago -
The problems at the Transportation Security Administration are legion: the molestation of air travelers, the failure to detect mock explosives or banned weapons 67 out of 70 times in a covert test of security procedures last year and the extremely long lines at security checkpoints. [Read More]
Commentary: Weakend at Bernies Commentary: Weakend at Bernies
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Really. Just ask her. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP? Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP?
2 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the status of the Democratic presidential race. [Read More]
Commentary: A non-apology Commentary: A non-apology
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Of the things Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s minister of sports, wrote in his “apology” for what he described as Russia’s “problem” with doping, one is true: “It cannot be right that clean athletes should suffer for the behavior of others.” [Read More]
Commentary: Medals of Valor remind us police deserve our respect Commentary: Medals of Valor remind us police deserve our respect
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Twenty-nine years ago this week, I graduated from law school. It’s been almost three decades since I’ve been able to officially call myself an “officer of the court,” a title I wear with a great deal of pride and an even greater amount of embarrassment. [Read More]
Commentary: Everything is public's business Commentary: Everything is public's business
3 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“What is your tax rate?” George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's war on inequality Commentary: Obama's war on inequality
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There were two big economic policy stories this past week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Barack Obama has accomplished and the stakes in this year’s election. [Read More]
Commentary: A no-Trump column Commentary: A no-Trump column
4 days ago - - GENE LYONS
What do Genghis Kahn, William the Conqueror and Geronimo all have in common? Mighty warriors, they died not in battle, but by falling off horses. [Read More]
Commentary: The fragmented society Commentary: The fragmented society
4 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There are just a few essential reads if you want to understand the American social and political landscape today. [Read More]
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