Editorials

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How is it possible for Congress to approve as much as $3.3 trillion in epidemic-related aid to Americans ­— the amount already provided ­— without ensuring at least that the health care network was made whole? Read more

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Once a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, demand for it will be enormous. Plainly, there will not be enough to go around, probably for several months. Thoughtful plans will be needed to set priorities for the limited amounts of vaccine that will be available at first. Read more

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Leaders of both major political parties agree on one thing: The presidential election scheduled for Tuesday is among the most important in American history. Its outcome will shape our government, economy, even our society for many years to come. Your life and that of your children and grandc… Read more

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Told in school that a really, really big test was coming up and that passing it was critical not just to you but also to your entire school, you’d probably do all you could to be prepared. Were you told that no expense would be spared in providing resources for you to prepare for the exam an… Read more

Viewpoint

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During the darkest days of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine, the British-born-turned-American political philosopher, wrote of his adopted country, "These are the times that try men's souls." He was referring to the hard choices that were facing the colonists. Read more

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With the Senate's confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has cemented his legacy as the most important president in the modern era when it comes to shaping the judiciary. Whatever happens on Election Day, that legacy will remain — and it validates the … Read more

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Joe Biden could have used more careful wording at that debate, but his talk of shifting the economy from fossil fuels to cleaner energy reflected a process well on its way. The transition started before Donald Trump took office and accelerated during his presidency. Read more

Quotables

“It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.”

Open Forums

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I grew up in a Democratic household and strongly supported the ideals and platform of the Democratic Party: free speech, racial equality, and social justice, and empathy for the common man. Quite frankly I have recently become disillusioned with the progressive direction that the Democratic … Read more

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On June 16, 2015, when I heard Donald Trump speak for the first time, I knew he would be my choice for president of the U.S. He stated that if elected president, the first thing he would do was find out who was in our country. He presented his plan to first build a wall along our southern bo… Read more

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