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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

An open letter to Vladimir Putin

Dear President Putin: There is no doubt that you control American politics and, in fact, you are now in control of the White House and the present and future state of democracy in the United States.

By Gloria Johns Tribune News Service
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Editorial: Zoning fights impact entire community

Democracy can be messy sometimes, especially when backyard concerns unite neighbors in opposition to development plans and put city leaders in the middle of tough choices.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Congress should look in the mirror

Congress is spending a fortune in time and money. Investigating the Russian involvement in our presidential election. The lines were long and the voting was heavy. But I did not see one Russian in line voting.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Gun control is fine except for not working

Whenever there is a shooting, liberals have an answer that is not an answer, namely the charade of more gun control.

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service (tns)
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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Yes: Autonomous vehicles will improve safety

Visitors to the General Motors Futurama pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1939 saw something quite amazing: an automated highway system. It was a dazzling display of thousands of cars and trucks operating without driver assistance, allowing for maximum traffic flow and efficiency.

By William H. Noack Tribune News Service
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Become active to resist Trump

One of the United States' greatest global achievements was joining 194 other nations of the world in agreeing to try to reduce carbon emissions in order to slow the warming of the earth's climate.

David Dix: Kent couple witnessed baseball shooting
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

David Dix: Kent couple witnessed baseball shooting

A former Kent resident and graduate of Roosevelt High School, Ben Childers, witnessed the shootings in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded five, including a congressman, a lobbyist, a congressional aide, and two Capitol Police officers, when they were gathered to practice baseball to prepare for th

David E. Dix
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

No: Americans will always seek open road

Self-driving cars will kill the precious thrill of the open road while hurting large segments of our economy. When killjoys and bureaucrats get their way, we give up the things that make our lives rich and fun. We're approaching that now with these pod-like vehicles.

By Whitt Flora Tribune News Service
Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Stopping smartphone zombie children

A Denver dad says smartphones turned his two youngest sons into zombies. So he turned himself into a crusader. Timothy Farnum, an anesthesiologist, wants Colorado to be the first state to ban smartphone sales to children younger than 13, and he already has plenty of parents on board.

The Dallas Morning News (tns)
Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

When will Trumprealize peril of Putin?

One of the most troubling aspects to the Kremlin's meddling with the American presidential campaign has been that, since Donald Trump took office, Washington has not lifted a finger to punish Russia for its actions.

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

Georgia House race wasn't that special 3

Congratulations to the two newest members of the House, both Republicans: Karen Handel from Georgia and Ralph Norman from South Carolina. The Georgia race -- which got the bulk of the attention and record-breaking money -- is a clear victory for the Republicans.

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View (tns)
Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

If students don't like your views, watch out

Evergreen State College in Washington is the latest of our institutions of higher education at which some have stepped forward and said, look at us. We play ideologically, socially awry, morally confused games and are proud of it. Get in the way and watch us snarl.

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service (tns)
Jun 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump at war: Troops first, strategy later 2

Sixteen years after a U.S.-led coalition overthrew the Taliban, Afghanistan is still a dangerous, chaotic place. This month alone, three American soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded in attacks by supposedly allied Afghan forces.

The Baltimore Sun (tns)
Jun 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Who's to blame for political violence?

Last Wednesday morning, a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders volunteer shot five people at a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game. One of them was the third-ranking House Republican, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

By Dan Mclaughlin Los Angeles Times (tns)
Jun 22, 2017 4:00 AM

GOP may be walking into health care trap 2

Are congressional Republicans about to walk into a trap of their own making? With a vote coming (perhaps) next week, the strategy they've followed all year is about to drop them unceremoniously on a path to being stuck with an unpopular law that few of them appear to even want.

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View (tns)
Jun 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Keep an eye on seniors every day

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Coleman Adult Day Services of Ravenna would like to remind you more than half a million reports of abuse of elderly Americans are made to authorities each year. It's believed that many more instances are never reported.

Jun 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Giving platform to a nut is dangerous

Just throw an idea out there, no matter how crazy, and in today's world people -- sometimes a surprising number of them -- will buy it. As a friend used to say, "I can teach it round or I can teach it flat." And that was before the internet made it much easier.

By Dan K. Thomasson Tribune News Service
Jun 21, 2017 4:00 AM

We can't allow our differences to escalate

A shooter who opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staff during an early morning baseball practice Wednesday shows how volatile the political climate has become across America. ...

The Associated Press
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Jun 21, 2017 4:00 AM

A new conscience for Dreamers? 2

In April, President Trump said that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 federal program to protect undocumented "Dreamer" immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, was a "very difficult subject for me." It appears that Trump was telling the truth.

By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg View (tns)
Jun 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Obamacare replacement details shouldn't be secret 2

Senate Republicans are racing to craft an Obamacare replacement bill that could come to a vote by early July. That wouldn't leave much -- if any -- time for hearings.

Chicago Tribune (tns)