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    Editorial: Our nation of immigrants gives thanks

    11/25/2015 12:19 PM EST
    On this Thanksgiving Day, anyone who is not of Native American ancestry should be grateful that their forebears managed to get here when they did. America is indeed a nation of immigrants, as the phrase has it, but it also in a sense a nation of refugees. The hardy Pilgrims whose story we celebrate today fled religious persecution in Europe, and today, millions more flee what is largely 
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    Our view: What real religion looks like
    11/27/2015 01:36 PM EST - Few noticed in early September when a 57-year-old Greek Orthodox priest named Efstratios Dimou died of cancer on the island of Lesvos. With a long beard, wearing a portable oxygen tank, Dimou — known as Papa Stratis — ministered to the refugees from the Middle East pouring onto his native island as long as he could. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Ignorance is not a virtue in this world
    11/22/2015 09:38 PM EST - Somewhere along the line in America, a virtue has been made of ignorance, particularly within the political sphere. The timing could not have been worse. If it is a reaction to perceived "elitism" than it is misguided, as the United States has always regarded itself among the world's elite nations when it comes to education, medical research and scientific innovation. Full Story

    Our View: Hysteria and our constricted national spirit
    11/20/2015 05:38 PM EST - Once upon a time, those most critical of the direction of the United States were of the political left. The issue might be war, poverty, racism, meddling in the affairs of other countries — or all of the above. The reaction to this criticism from those on the political right often was: (name of critic) "hates America. Full Story

    Our opinion: Hate crimes against Muslims help terrorists
    11/19/2015 10:19 PM EST - We've already noted that denying Syrian refugees entry into the U.S. based solely on their religion only serves to further the terrorists' cause. The same holds true for hate crimes against innocent Muslims. Since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a surge in violence against Muslims who had absolutely nothing to do with those attacks. Full Story

    Editorial: A panic attack on Syrian refugees
    11/18/2015 09:05 PM EST - The violence, oppression and collapse of central authority in Syria have created one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent years, as an estimated 12 million people have fled their homes and 4 million have abandoned the country. And yet the governors of Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Alabama and a growing list of other states are now saying, basically, that the U. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Complex world unfriendly to hawks, doves
    11/15/2015 09:47 PM EST - Back in the days of the Cold War when foreign diplomacy was relatively cut-and-dried, politicians had the luxury of being hawks or doves. Today, the world is painfully complex, and simple avian analogies no longer apply. This is reflected by the varied stands of the Republican presidential candidates, as was clear during Tuesday night's debate. Full Story

    Our opinion: The value of researching online opinions
    11/13/2015 10:01 PM EST - William Tucker, writing for Real Clear Energy, asks, we hope, tongue in cheek, if Bill McKibben, Vermont's eco-warrior, should be charged with racketeering. Why? For "deliberately hiding (his) views on nuclear while so much new carbon is dumped into the atmosphere, shouldn't some ambitious attorney general charge them with conspiracy for keeping their support a secret during this most important Full Story

    Editorial: Remember the true meaning of Christmas
    11/12/2015 10:22 PM EST - There are two things we can count on as soon as the Halloween decorations are put away — store shelves aligned with Christmas decor, and claims of a so-called War on Christmas. Outcries over this perceived slight have been going on for many years now. Some trace it back to about a decade ago when Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly started his rants over the idea of wishing people "Happy Full Story

    Editorial: Election a year away; big issues to consider
    11/08/2015 07:41 PM EST - The presidential election is a year away, even if those of us who aren't making our livings from the long campaign might wish to be done with it. There are more debates to be held, and primaries, caucuses and party conventions, and then more debates before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Full Story