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October 1, 2016

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Which version of Trump showed up for the debate? Both, unfortunately for him
Saturday, October 1, 2016
other voices:
Like countless other viewers, I wondered which Donald Trump would show up to debate Hillary Clinton: hyper Donald or sedate Donald. Hyper Donald …
Grassroots partnerships are vital in the fight to protect public lands
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The power of the grassroots is amazing. History has shown that conservation works best when there is a committed local constituency working to protect and restore public land. Recently, Native American communities in North Dakota …
Clinton finds another way to make Trump look bad
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Donald Trump scowled and fumed and fussed and interrupted. On Monday night, he was forced to defend business practices that involved not paying workers and contractors, a tax plan that offers most of its benefits to the wealthy, the fact that …
Key issue: How will politicians address chronic diseases?
Friday, September 30, 2016
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As the United States heads into the final stretch of a very long election season, Nevadans need to make sure candidates and the media focus on issues that matter to our daily lives. Certainly, health care and the policies that candidates are proposing …
Where’s the NRA’s defense of black men carrying firearms?
Friday, September 30, 2016
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If you are a black man in America, exercising your constitutional right to keep and bear arms can be fatal. You might think the National Rifle Association and its amen chorus would be …
One kingdom Trump apparently has no interest in: the animal one
Friday, September 30, 2016
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I think it’s time to talk about the presidential candidates’ pets. Look, you need a break. And everybody — or almost everybody — likes an …
Failure to address millennials may cost candidates now, later
Friday, September 30, 2016
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The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump covered a wide range of policy issues, including race relations, government regulations, the Iran nuclear deal and Trump’s tax returns. But strangely …
Good news: Most Americans wrong about global poverty
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease …
In High Plains, a Republican worth voting for
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver’s suburbs roam toward the Rockies’ front range and the nature of today’s polyglot politics is written in the local congressman’s campaign schedule. One a recent day, Republican …
Gun control gets a much-needed airing in Missouri race
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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The hottest political ad of the season — I am not counting anything involving Triumph the Insult Comic Dog — is probably for the Missouri Senate, in which the Democratic candidate talks about ...
Trump handled debate the way he’d lead nation: dismally
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Donald Trump just got roughed up, and badly, by a girl. On Monday night, at the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made her opponent look ignorant, unprepared, egotistical, childish, petulant, impatient and at times …
On Nov. 8, display the crown jewel of American liberties
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Ronald Reagan called the right to vote “the crown jewel of American liberties.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt said the only way to deprive the American people of the right to vote was by Americans choosing not to vote. Winston Churchill told the House of Commons in 1944 that “no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the …
Shootings by police a societal problem, not just systemic one
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
We can no longer afford to buy into the delusion that this moment of turmoil is about discrete cases or their specific disposition under the law. The system of justice itself is under interrogation. The cultural mechanisms that produced that system are under interrogation. America as a whole is …
Scientists’ suit aims to help US set example on climate change
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Rigorous scientific study indisputably tells us that disruptive climate change is primarily driven by the carbon dioxide we are releasing into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and natural gas. It also tells us that, because the world has waited so long to address this problem, missing any opportunity now to reduce emissions will make it increasingly difficult to reduce them sufficiently to stave off the worst consequences of …
Policy harks back to apartheid
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Guest column:
Donald Trump’s stop-and-frisk proposal actually answers the obscene question Trump put to black America as part of his feigned outreach efforts: “What do you have to lose?”