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Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Get well, Sen. McCain; we need you 1

You should never write a eulogy prematurely. My Italian grandmother, a woman who knew the perfect alchemy of evil eye, oil and forbidden words, was adamant about the bad luck that derived from doing things the wrong way, in the wrong order, to the wrong people.

By Christine Flowers Philadelphia Daily News (tns)
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Sessions stuck in a sad time warp

For reasons that defy understanding, science, public opinion and most state governments, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that cracking down on the use of medical marijuana is a priority.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

What happens if Trump issues pardons? 2

Donald Trump -- who seemed to be trying to intimidate the Justice Department and the special counsel in a New York Times interview this week -- is reportedly considering a variety of dramatic moves against the Russia investigation, perhaps including firing special counsel Robert Mueller (somethin

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View (tns)
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Campus sex assault standards must be fair to all

After hearing concerns about punishment without due process, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos believes that federal guidance on campus sexual assaults has created unfairness. That's why she is mulling big changes in current rules.

Star Tribune (minneapolis) (tns)
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Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Pluses and minuses 1

Plus: We're pleased to see firm recommendations for spending Portage County's sales tax proceeds on programs that should help fight the significant drug issues pervasive here and throughout Ohio. The proposal includes funds for seven efforts for just under $1.4 million.

Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Democrats finally have an agenda

WASHINGTON -- "The Democrats," Vice President Pence said recently, "have already settled on their agenda, and it can be summed up in one word: resist." He isn't the only one with that view of Democrats.

Dana Milbank
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Social Security is running out of time

Social Security is the oldest and most popular federal income support program, and after more than 80 years, it might seem as permanent as the pyramids. But the pharaohs did better long-range engineering than the architects of the New Deal did.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

The real crimes of Russiagate

For a year, the big question of Russiagate has boiled down to this: Did Donald Trump's campaign collude with the Russians in hacking the DNC? And until last week, the answer was "no.

Patrick J. Buchanan
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump should muster an international rescue

There are not enough tear gas canisters or bullets in Venezuela to sustain the regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro, which is so cash-strapped it can't even import food.

By Roger F. Noriega Tribune News Service
Courthouse demolition ignited civic pride
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Courthouse demolition ignited civic pride

For decades, I have listened to and shared remorse over the demolition in the early 1960s of Portage County's ornate courthouse of the 1880s, which was replaced by the boxy, white-brick building that stands in the heart of Ravenna.

David E. Dix
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Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Country needs negotiation, not intervention

What kind of role should Washington play in Venezuela's crisis? Well, what kind of role should Russia play in U.S. politics and elections? The answer to both questions is the same: None at all. Unfortunately, recent U.S.

By Mark Weisbrot Tribune News Service
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Fighting for the little guy to get crushed?

The last thing Republicans on Capitol Hill apparently want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do is actually protect financial consumers.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Heritage Festival truly a team effort

On behalf of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Kent Heritage Festival Planning Committee, I would like to publicly thank everyone that helped make the 22st Annual Kent Heritage Festival a huge success.

Lori M. Wemhoff
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

An ancestry test taught me about myself 2

It turns out I'm more complex than I thought. There I was, believing that my red-gravy Italian-ness summed me up succinctly, the roaring stories of gesticulating relatives serving as sacred tribal doctrine that explained me to me.

By Alfred Lubrano The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

For justices, 18 years is plenty

Rumors are swirling that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Republican-appointed judge whose swing vote has preserved detente between the court's left and right for nearly a generation, may announce his retirement in the next year.

By Ben Feuer Los Angeles Times (tns)
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump blowing smoke on jobs 4

WASHINGTON -- A disturbing scene unfolded at the White House on Monday afternoon. A hook-and-ladder firetruck and a utility bucket truck pulled up to the South Portico and extended their rescue arms in the vicinity of the Truman Balcony.

Dana Milbank
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Both parties to blame for health care mess

For months, I've been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living memory.

By Megan Mcardle Bloomberg View (tns)
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

The future of Obamacare? Voters, over to you 1

What's next for Obamacare? The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the health law lies in a smoldering heap. Some GOP lawmakers back a loopy repeal-now, replace-later-maybe effort that as of Tuesday already looked to be political toast.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
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Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Hallie Gruver's family offers thanks

The family of Hallie Gruver would like to thank all their wonderful family and friends who shared the past two years with them and their children through visits, thoughts, prayers, food, cards and beautiful flowers.

Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Buchanan's views troubling

In response to Pat Buchanan's column dated July 13, I must express my disgust. Mr. Buchanan seems dismayed at the decline of racism, homophobia, and anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe.