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The Trump pivot

The Trump pivot

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON – Word on the street is that Donald Trump wants to hire a serious campaign team and give some serious policy speeches – 10 months after his presidential announcement and just as he has nearly secured the Republican nomination. A consistent plurality of GOP primary voters has found such establishment credentials […]

Obama’s Legacy Tour

Obama’s Legacy Tour

By Phyllis Schlafly President Obama quietly slipped out of the country last week for a world tour intended to enhance his “legacy” as a globalist. His first stop was Saudi Arabia to reassure King Salman of America’s continued support for that brutal absolute monarchy, where Christians are forbidden to worship openly. Obama then went to […]

It’s spring!

It’s spring!

The weather has improved, the outdoors are drier and warmer so conditions invite the planting of one’s favorite flowers and vegetables. The amateur gardener like me has gone to a nursery and bought seeds or small plants already underway. A day or two is spent getting the ground ready by way of a bag or […]

Choose talk over punishment

Choose talk over punishment

By RANDOM PENDRAGON I just read MHS overflow clogs street by Craig Murphy. What this neighborhood is doing is punishing a large amount of students because of the actions of a few. I personally know people who use this gate to not only drive, but walk to school in a timely and convenient matter. The people who are proposing the […]

What they owe the progressives

What they owe the progressives

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Compared with the ferocious fractiousness of the Republican campaign, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are operating by rules inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the gentle animal-loving holy man whom Pat Buchanan once derided as “the pacifist with the pigeons.” But with the GOP setting a very high standard for political […]

The importance of wildlife refuges

The importance of wildlife refuges

Federal authorities have recently reported more than two dozen incidents of totally unacceptable behavior, including vandalism and other acts of wreckage, by armed American militants at 13 wildlife refuges. This destructive behavior caused more than $7 million and counting so far. Apparently, these costs will be paid by American taxpayers as there has been no report, at least not […]

Preparing for the workforce

Preparing for the workforce

By AMI MACEIRA McSPARIN Ask a business owner about the younger generation of workers and the response will be polarized. Some claim younger workers are an essential part of the workforce, while others state younger generations of workers need focus in workplace skills such as communication, building credibility, accountability, and real-world problem solving. According to Rick […]

The GOP has two fevers

The GOP has two fevers

By MICHAEL GERSON    Some Trump-obsessed, hysterical nitwits have overstated the case that the Republican Party may be on the verge of self-annihilation. “If Trump were the nominee,” said one, “the GOP would cease to be.” That quote would be mine. The mood of the moment (not to mention the rhythm of the sentence) was […]

Overfishing oceans has consequences

Overfishing oceans has consequences

A few decades ago the nearest sighting of a sea lion for an Astorian involved a 175 mile drive down the coast to the Sea Lion Caves.  Growing up in Astoria meant that one could never view creatures that live in the Pacific Ocean except, maybe, but very seldom, a lost seal. Now, residents and visitors alike need travel […]

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

The 2016 election’s nasty spirit

By MICHAEL GERSON     In a campaign that has involved talk of revisiting the Geneva Conventions, rewriting the 14th Amendment and rounding up and expelling 11 million people, failures of politeness, violations of manners, would seem a secondary concern. But in this political cycle, insults, invective and coarseness have been charged with a political […]

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