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August 23, 2017

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Unions offer tools to battle income inequality
Sunday, August 20, 2017
WHERE I STAND:
I believe in America, in equality and in the women and men who work hard and play by the rules to provide a better life for themselves and their family. So with summer coming to a close and Labor Day just around the corner, it seems the right time to ...
Trump’s America looking less and less like home
Trump’s America looking less and less like home
Friday, August 18, 2017
OPINION:
Trump’s reaction Saturday to the Charlottesville hate-fest is an example of what I find so troubling. I never thought a president of the United States would hedge his bets when it comes to denouncing racists and anti-Semites. ...
Can our divided house stand the current storm?
Friday, August 18, 2017
Summertime, sweltering and stressful, makes our cold civil war feel hot. The madness and violence of last year crested in the summer, with the shootings of cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge. ...
American strength lies in pluralism
Friday, August 18, 2017
With all the news from Charlottesville, I was feeling in the wrong place at the wrong time. And then I looked around me here, and the connection with Charlottesville became obvious. Just one glance at our traveling party and the crews at this base and you realize immediately why we are the most powerful country in the world. ...
Trump is walking on a pathway to a one-term presidency
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Not long ago, an outsider came to Washington to be president of the United States. He ran as an anti-politician, a man who was not going to play politicians’ tawdry games. Washington was broken and he had solutions to fix it. ...
Oil and gas industry is part of axis of climate evil
Thursday, August 17, 2017
“It’s Not Your Imagination: Summers Are Getting Hotter.” So read a recent headline in The New York Times, highlighting a decade-by-decade statistical analysis by climate expert James Hansen. “Most summers,” the analysis concluded, “are now either hot or extremely hot compared with the mid-20th century.” ...
How can the nation roll back fanaticism?
Thursday, August 17, 2017
We’re living in an age of anxiety. The country is being transformed by complex forces, such as changing demographics and technological disruption. ...
From the West Coast comes a plea to an unstable leader
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
You may very well hate us. After all, you were rejected by a margin of nearly 5 million votes in the three states on the West Coast mainland, where more than 1 in 7 Americans live. We are the reason you lost the national popular vote by such a historic margin. Since you’ve been president, you’ve never set foot in our time zone. ...
North Korea dashing hopes of South Korea’s president for stronger ties
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in must be a severe disappointment to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Far from fulfilling the dreams of some of the extremists who supported Moon in the snap election in March that ended nearly a decade of conservative rule, he prefers to show serious resolve in the face of the North’s refusal to back down from escalating threats. ...
Trump shows true colors after Va. violence
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
No one should be surprised to see President Donald Trump playing footsie with racists. He’s been doing it for years. ...
President doesn’t share ideals, values of real Americans
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin used to talk about the “real America?” She meant rural and small-town residents — white residents, it went without saying — who supposedly …
US workforce in danger of losing protections
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The U.S. government has tried for decades — and with considerable success — to make workplaces safer; to provide free access to research, information and guidelines to inform best practices for businesses of all sizes; and to enforce the law when …
Trump has forfeited claim to moral leadership
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The proper response is for Democrats and Republicans willing to take a stand to force a vote in Congress condemning the president for his opportunistic obtuseness and making clear where the vast majority of Americans stand on white supremacy. This is important for many reasons, but especially to …
New slogans would help both Trump and Democrats
Monday, August 14, 2017
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in America a great slogan is far more powerful, especially when it drives us to do something, buy something or believe in something. ...
Trump’s threats to NKorea were useless and divisive
Monday, August 14, 2017
If ever there was a foreign policy issue around which our nation should be united, it’s the nuclear threat from North Korea. ...