• Post 13 turning around after slow start - 06/30/2016 10:20 PM EDT
    Editorial: Trump's dizzying stance(s) on Muslims

    06/30/2016 09:30 PM EDT
    All that wild-eyed talk from Donald Trump about a "total and complete" banning of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims from setting foot on American soil? Not to worry, folks: It turns out Trump did not mean it — maybe. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who in December proposed an unequivocal "shutdown" on Muslims entering the United States, even as visitors, has suddenly gone 
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    Editorial: Students are eating more nutritious food
    06/29/2016 09:05 PM EDT - Three years after the federal school lunch program underwent its first major overhaul in three decades, students are eating healthier and wasting less food. For a country awash in obesity, that's a meaningful step toward helping the youngest generation live longer and healthier lives than their predecessors, once an American birthright that has been lost in a storm of salty, sugary, processed Full Story

    Our Opinion: Protest votes can backfire painfully
    06/28/2016 08:03 AM EDT - Buyer's remorse over last week's vote in Great Britain to leave the European Union took only days to emerge. Lessons about polls and protests are being provided. The British pound has taken a pounding and world markets have been weakened since the vote. The unhappy European Union wants Great Britain gone ASAP while British leaders are dragging their feet about sending their nation off into the Full Story

    Our Opinion: Wise Supreme Court ruling on cynical abortion law
    06/28/2016 08:03 AM EDT - A restrictive Texas law restricting abortion is plainly unconstitutional, but politics has trumped the Constitution in the Supreme Court before. Happily, not on Monday. By a 5 to 3 vote, the Court found that Texas had put an "undue burden" on women seeking abortions in violation of a landmark 1992 Supreme Court decision, rendering the law unconstitutional. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Democracy a scary concept to congressional Republicans
    06/26/2016 09:45 PM EDT - After several days of talk but no action on guns following the Orlando massacre, a lingering, and familiar, question remains. What is it about democracy that threatens congressional Republicans? The purpose of last week's sit-in by House Democrats was to draw attention to the intransigence of House Republicans, who won't even allow votes on reasonable and much-needed gun control laws. Full Story

    06/24/2016 08:57 PM EDT - On one level, it's unsurprising that the Supreme Court deadlocked 4 to 4, after an appeals court split 2 to 1, in considering President Barack Obama's sweeping executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. As a legal matter, this was not an easy call. What makes the outcome so depressing for the country, and such a standard-bearer for failed governance, is that Full Story

    Our opinion: A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
    06/23/2016 09:18 PM EDT - On Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of the nation's chemical safety standards. "Here in America, folks should have the confidence to know that the laundry detergent we buy isn't going to make us sick, that the mattresses our babies sleep on aren't going to harm them," Obama said at a signing ceremony. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Sanders is key in fight against Donald Trump
    06/19/2016 10:07 PM EDT - Senator Bernie Sanders has been sending mixed signals about how long he will continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nonetheless, he evidently knows what his priority must be. In a speech to his supporters Thursday night, the Vermonter declared that "The major task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly," Full Story

    Editorial: Valedictorians vs. Mr. Trump
    06/16/2016 10:10 PM EDT - In Texas, a Yale-bound valedictorian stood before her high school's graduating class recently and, without naming Donald Trump, illuminated the bankruptcy of his worldview. At age 11, said Larissa Martinez, she was "nothing more than a girl with an abusive and alcoholic father who had to depend on her mother's strength. Full Story

    Editorial: Toxic masculinity and mass shootings
    06/15/2016 10:15 PM EDT - Let us, for one moment, put aside the pro- and anti-gun arguments that proliferate on social media, around the water cooler and on barstools across the country following mass shootings, and instead try to look a little deeper than interpreting symptoms as causes. First and foremost, we are fortunate to live in a region of the country where gay and lesbian couples have been afforded the same Full Story

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