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THEIRS: Adjust Medicare, Social Security

The challenges facing the Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance trust funds are largely demographic, in the shape of an aging pop… Read more

May 22, 2019, letters

Stick with ‘In God We Trust’ Read more

THEIRS: We should be better than IM 24

In last November's election, 56 percent of South Dakota voters approved Initiated Measure 24. Read more

May 21, 2019, letters

Stores step up in smoking fight Read more

THEIRS: Don’t criminalize pipeline protests

A pernicious bill seeking to curtail Ohioans' protest rights that died at the end of the last General Assembly session is back. And this ti… Read more

May 20, 2019, letters

Reject faulty climate arguments Read more

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Commentary: Extreme abortion laws don't value women's lives

During the past week, with the passing of extreme restrictions in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, the topic of abortion has hit levels of intensity unseen in decades. I will never understand why some fail to realize pro-choice includes pro-life. When women have a choice, many do choose life, by placing the baby up for adoption or raising the child alone. The same folks who claim to be pro-life ... Read more

Commentary: Australia's election upset looks an awful lot like Trump

Donald Trump called his supporters the "silent majority" and the "forgotten man and woman" in the 2016 campaign. Hillary Clinton called them "deplorables." Talking heads and commentators, lacking any sense of reality or civility, use words like "racist," "bigots," "idiots," "homophobes," "misogynists" and the like to describe nearly half the country that voted for Trump. But is this simply a ... Read more

MILBANK: Trump blindly upends precedent

WASHINGTON | The ship has sailed, the train has left the station, the horse is out of the barn, the genie is out of the bottle, and the too… Read more

THOMAS: The pro-life movement's moment

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the fa… Read more

Commentary: To beat gerrymandering, do the math

Gerrymandering is one of those topics that makes U.S. Supreme Court justices squirm. The problem is that the Constitution gives elected lawmakers the power to draw the lines around legislative districts, and it's hard for judges to determine when politicians have abused their rightful authority. Just last year, the justices sidestepped cases that asked them to decide whether district maps ... Read more

Commentary: Facebook is still a one-stop shop for fake news

If you're looking for real news, Twitter is the place to find it. But if you prefer the fake variety, your Facebook feed is the more promising source. That's the implication of a new study of European social media traffic by Oxford University's Internet Institute. The authors looked at more than 580,000 tweets related to this week's European Parliament elections over a 15-day period in April, ... Read more

Commentary: Don McGahn has already told on Trump. But Democrats want him to do it in person

The demand of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee for live testimony by former White House Counsel Donald McGahn reminds me of the questions from college students that drive professors nuts - such as, "How much does the final exam count for?" Generations of long-suffering instructors have responded with the same answer: "It's in the syllabus." Likewise, what Democrats supposedly want to ... Read more

Commentary: Chutzpah, thy name is Kris Kobach

Talk about chutzpah. Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state who helped lead the inane Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (which discovered diddly), delivered a list of 10 demands to the White House to be met if he were to assume the role of President Trump's immigration czar, a position under consideration but yet to be created (and which seems likely to go to ... Read more

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