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Mainstream media needs to take stock of biases

January 5, 2016 Taking stock is a tradition observed by Jews at Yom Kippur and others who examine their lives at the end of a year and vow to improve in the new year. more »»

Hillary copies Donald’s tactics

January 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — No controversy in the 2016 presidential campaign has gotten more publicity than Donald Trump’s claim that “thousands” of people in New Jersey cheered after watching the Twin Towers... more »»

At expense of victory, GOP determined to send message

January 4, 2016 About 15 years ago, on Christmas Eve, our family departed from the traditional American Jewish observance of the holiday (ordering Chinese takeout) and elected to find an open restauran. more »»

Lessons from founding fathers show how we got here

January 2, 2016 The United States of America was not created on a hot summer’s day in 1776. more »»

Introduction to Copper Country Intermediate School District

January 2, 2016 Although most people have likely heard of the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD), many may not know what this organization does. more »»

2015 was good year to be alive

January 2, 2016 Terrorism! Crime! Deadly storms! Hillary Clinton! We reporters focus on bad news, but at year’s end, let’s remember what went right. more »»

High court grapples, once again, with redistricting

January 2, 2016 Fifty-one years ago the Supreme Court handed down its one-person-one-vote decision, requiring that within each state congressional and legislative districts must have equal populations. more »»

Remembering 2015: A Year to Forget

December 31, 2015 How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterward before we recognize it. more »»

Populism from unlikely candidates

December 31, 2015 Populism is typically born in places like Nebraska, Louisiana, Kansas and the other places given short shrift in that famous Saul Steinberg New Yorker cartoon showing the view of the world from Nint... more »»

Off we go, into new year, to do better

December 29, 2015 After a certain age, favorite holiday memories tend to meld into tales too good to be true. This is human nature. We want to believe we’re better than the evidence suggests. more »»

Republicans surrender to ‘dark side’ without duel

December 29, 2015 Since nearly everyone else seems to be employing “Star Wars” metaphors these days, permit me to use some of my ow. more »»

Perfect candidate for this time

December 28, 2015 I don’t typically endorse candidates, but as 2015 draws to a close, I feel I must make an exception. I think it’s a safe bet for most of us, the year-that-was was not the year we wanted it to b. more »»

Does Conservatism matter in Republican contest?

December 28, 2015 In December 2011, the candidate who led in the Iowa polls was not Rick Santorum (who ultimately squeaked out a victory there), nor Michelle Bachmann (who had driven Go. more »»

10 things to know today: Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 By the Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Down side of Internet posts: You can’t take them back

December 26, 2015 Social media is everywhere today. more »»

Of rotten apples and rotten systems

December 26, 2015 Martin Shkreli, the former hedge-fund manager turned pharmaceutical CEO who was arrested last week, has been described as a sociopath and worse. more »»

Commentary tidbits collected during past year

December 26, 2015 Here are a few admittedly random opinions and thoughts, more or less collected from my bedside table and pants pockets: • If the country in 2016 is to actually debate about whether to send Americans... more »»

Conservatives’ bios show how history can move right

December 26, 2015 Biography is one way — often the most vivid way — in which people understand history. more »»

Why the war on guns has failed

December 23, 2015 In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, liberals are in a total panic over guns. The New York Times broke a 95-year precedent to editorialize about gun control on its front page. more »»

Partisan clash on terrorism centers on regime change

December 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The recent terrorist attacks abroad and at home have suddenly dominated the 2016 Republican presidential race, putting most of the contestants on a collision course with President Obam. more »»



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