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Week of tragedy reveals blind spots

July 18, 2016 It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. more »»

Obama falls back to leftist cliches at police memorial

July 18, 2016 In the aftermath of the violence of the past two weeks, I was genuinely rooting for President Obama to achieve the eloquence for which he has such an unearned reputation. more »»

Conventions are really for big funders

July 16, 2016 I’ll save you the guesswork. On July 21, Donald Trump will become the Republican nominee for president of the United States. On July 28, Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee. more »»

Events spinning out of control roil 2016 campaign

July 16, 2016 “Events, dear boy, events,” the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. more »»

UP has hidden hideaways to enjoy during summer

July 16, 2016 There are three things we can now count on during our U.P. more »»

David Brown is voice America needs

July 15, 2016 By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. more »»

‘Who’s the alternative?’ is post-Comey campaign issue

July 15, 2016 Even though Democrat Hillary Clinton continues to lead Republican Donald Trump in nearly all major public polls, the answer to one question in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll had t... more »»

No easy fix to race, crime problems

July 14, 2016 Claims about racist cops from groups like Black Lives Matter lead more people to fear and hate the police. That’s bad news for cops. more »»

RFK’s words right for this moment

July 13, 2016 “What sort of people are we, we Americans? … Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet. more »»

Time is now for Democrats to grab gun violence issue

July 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The slaughter of Dallas police protecting peaceful protesters has put the national tragedy of gun violence in sharper and more ironic relief than ever before. more »»

Workers feeling heat in Indianapolis

July 12, 2016 If the chieftains of industry and their political henchmen want to know what’s roiling the riffraff, they could read Thomas Piketty’s landmark, 1,000-page book on inequality: Capital in the... more »»

FBI gives ‘extremely careless’ free pass to Clinton

July 12, 2016 FBI Director James Comey has given Hillary Clinton something better than a get out of jail free card. more »»

10 things to know today: Tuesday, July 12, 1016

July 12, 2016 By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

No charges but plenty of blame

July 11, 2016 It was clear from FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony Thursday that he thinks Hillary Clinton lied to the American people, even if he was reluctant to say it in so many word. more »»

Blame Bush First syndrome weakens US foreign policy

July 11, 2016 The Islamic State, you have to acknowledge, is on quite a roll. Over the July 4 weekend, the FBI arrested a northern Virginia neighbor of mine, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh. more »»

Huckster populist selling hoax to voters

July 9, 2016 The tectonic plates of American politics are no longer moving along the old fault lines of “left vs. right” or even Democrat versus Republican. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s non-indictment might not help her

July 9, 2016 Unindicted co-conspirator: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the emails case. more »»

Country no longer celebrates exceptionalism on Fourth

July 9, 2016 There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. more »»

Dissing Trumpists makes them dig in

July 8, 2016 Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West’s populist surge against... more »»

Latino vote could be killer for Republican Party

July 8, 2016 In 1986, 34 years after he had first been elected to the U.S. more »»



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