Editorials

  • From The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
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President Donald Trump took some shots at Democrats for not supporting the Republican “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act — a ludicrous position given Trump’s blasts at President Barack Obama and Democrats over a year’s worth of campaigning — and he had a little chagrin for the Freedom…

  • From the Chicago Tribune
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A memorable moment of calm enveloped Donald Trump’s chaotic, confrontational presidency on Jan. 31 when he introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch appeared so learned and earnest compared to the peripatetic Trump that you had to wonder if someone had mixed up the …

  • From The Marietta Daily Journal
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A majority of state senators are handing Georgians a grenade to lob at our local school systems, blowing up how they are presently run. These elected officials believe voters should have the option of returning to the good ol’ days when superintendents were elected and school boards were app…

  • From The Charlotte Observer
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Monday’s extraordinary House Intelligence Committee hearing confirmed for Americans something that’s real and something that’s not. The difference between the two is a distinction President Donald Trump seems incapable or unwilling to understand, but the rest of us should.

  • From the Chicago Tribune
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When the White House put out its blueprint for the federal budget, which is notable for outlining $54 billion in cuts for domestic programs, shrieks of outrage went up on Capitol Hill. “Draconian” and “counterproductive” were some of the words used to describe the plan. “Not realistic” and “…

  • From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Even when they were “friends,” on the Comedy Central circuit, Donald Trump and Snoop Dogg had a relationship characterized by a crude and ribald humor. Years before Trump became president of the United States, one of his highest aspirations was to be the subject of a Comedy Central roast. He…

  • From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Just as there are lots of things that are debatable in life, rock ‘n’ roll has been known to pit even best friends against each other when it comes to arguing the fine points of the music that changed America in the middle of the last century.

  • From The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer
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Republicans have been focused in these early days of the Trump administration on that big campaign promise to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” And so now Republicans, unwilling to admit the promise was harder to keep than they figured — and that the Affordable Care Act was working better than…

  • From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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In 1989, two out of three people surveyed by The Washington Post couldn’t name a single justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. But a majority knew Judge Wapner. Joseph A. Wapner had been a real-life judge, starting on Los Angeles’ Municipal Court in 1959 and moving on to that city’s Superior Cou…

  • From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Medical professionals have the right to protect people — that’s what a federal appeals court in Florida unanimously ruled in mid-February when it said doctors can’t be penalized for discussing gun safety with their patients. It was a well-deserved comeuppance for the gun lobby and its latest…

  • From The Sacramento Bee
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Fifty years ago, Americans looked into deep space and saw it as place worth planting a flag. The space race galvanized the country, igniting a nationalistic fervor to beat the Russians to the moon that captured the imaginations of adults and children alike.

  • From Los Angeles Times
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Nighttime photographs of the United States from space are at first surprising and, upon reflection, dismaying. In rural stretches of North Dakota and Texas, where you’d expect to see dark swaths, you instead see bright splashes of light from the burning of uncaptured methane, a natural gas t…

  • From The Seattle Times
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Trump spokesman Sean Spicer hinted last week at “greater enforcement” against legalized recreational marijuana, which sent a shiver through states, and District of Columbia, with legal pot.

  • From The Orange County Register
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Reducing harmful regulations and bringing back blue-collar jobs were major themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now he is following through on those pledges. President Trump signed legislation repealing an Interior Department rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama administ…

Here we go again with “campus carry” legislation, an ongoing effort by gun rights advocates to allow anyone with a concealed weapon license to take a handgun to classes and anywhere else on Georgia university and college campuses except for sports facilities, student housing including frater…

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