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July 20, 2018

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Vietnam is no role model for North Korea
Friday, July 20, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has compounded the debacle of his weekend in Pyongyang by a plea that North Korea partake of the same “once unimaginable prosperity and partnership we have …
Murder-suicide of the Western political alliance
Friday, July 20, 2018
When C.S. Lewis was a boy, his mother died. “With my mother’s death,” he wrote, “all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was …
Republicans fighting war on the poor
Friday, July 20, 2018
Four years ago, on the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, House Republicans led by Paul Ryan issued a report declaring that war a failure. Poverty, they asserted, hadn’t fallen. Therefore, they concluded, we must slash spending on the poor. Last week, President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a new report on poverty …
Which country is he making great again?
Thursday, July 19, 2018
President Donald Trump is succeeding wildly in one clear, if unannounced, objective: to Make…
Make diabetes screenings part of your routine
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Guest column:
Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the world, affecting 425 million people and quickly rising. It is the seventh-leading global cause of …
Trump shows the world he’s Putin’s lackey
Thursday, July 19, 2018
No matter how low your expectations for the summit between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday, it was hard not to be staggered by the American president’s …
A better way to run schools
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Twelve years later, Nigel Palmer still remembers the embarrassment of his first days as a fourth-grader in Monroe, La. He was a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans, living with his family in …
As drones proliferate, safe skies will be a priority
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A decade from now, your order from Amazon will likely be delivered to your doorstep by a drone. Want to order a pizza? Drones will …
Will the blue wave start in Jersey?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
“Do you feel like there is a steady hand at the wheel? Do you feel like you’re in good hands right now?” Andy Kim, a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur for a congressional seat in south-central New Jersey, sees these questions as pivotal to November’s election. They are singularly appropriate after …
Why development at arroyo is a bad idea
Why development at arroyo is a bad idea
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Guest column:
The storm began when Yohan Lowie bought the now-defunct Badlands Golf Course in November 2015 and brought his first development proposals to City Hall …
‘Evil has won’
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Klaus Scharioth, who served as Germany’s ambassador to the United States during both George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s administrations, was born in 1946, the year after Germany’s surrender in World War II. His earliest impressions of America were of a …
We might be able to save an innocent man
Monday, July 16, 2018
OPINION:
The horror began with a nighttime home invasion and the stabbings of a white family, and was compounded when sheriff’s deputies arrested and framed a black man for murder.
Kidnapping doesn’t make America great
Monday, July 16, 2018
OPINION:
The Trump administration’s kidnapping — that’s the proper word — of the children of would-be migrants should be seen as an ongoing criminal conspiracy. Somebody ought to go to jail.
Kavanaugh is not the fight to pick
Monday, July 16, 2018
OPINION:
With apologies to “Animal House’s” Otter, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is not the time “a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”
Baseball may be broken, but don’t fix it
Sunday, July 15, 2018
OPINION:
It is a prudential axiom: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This reflects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and the law of unintended consequences, which is that they often are larger than and contrary to intended ones. As baseball reaches the all-star break amid lamentations about several semi-broken aspects of it, it is time to amend the axiom: Don’t fix it even if it is broken.