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May 24, 2017

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Opinion Stories

  • Communities must unite to aid wounded warriors
    May 24, 2017
    The conflicts of the post-9/11 era are the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has attempted to fight extended wars with an all-volunteer force. ...
  • Freedom Caucus policies would shackle US workers
    May 24, 2017
    After all, America is an open society, in which everyone is free to make his or her own choices about where to work and how to live. Everyone, that is, except the 30 million workers now covered by noncompete agreements ...
  • Climate change must be fought
    May 24, 2017
    The real victims in gutting the EPA will be my children and grandchildren as well as the author’s progeny. ...
  • Can Pope Francis save Donald Trump?
    May 24, 2017
    If anyone ever needed a conversion experience — and fast — it is President Donald Trump. ...
  • Solar measure good for state
    May 24, 2017
    AB405 is a thoughtful measure that addresses the needs of customers, the solar industry, public health and the utility’s mandate to keep the lights on. ...
  • Profits drive voucher issue
    May 23, 2017
    Recent reports in the local newspaper have disclosed research that says that children away from the public schools on voucher programs do no better and often worse on achievement scores than children in public schools. So why are they …
  • Web of influence: How far does power of federal government extend?
    May 23, 2017
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the Endangered Species Act, is blind to the limits of its imperium, which it thinks encompasses telling John Yearwood what he can and cannot do on the ranch that has been in his family since …
  • This is what you wanted?
    May 23, 2017
    The congressional Republican leadership doesn’t ask the Democrats to work on new policies with them, they just start creating policies on their own and vote for their approval using their …
  • The real key to success is cultivating great relationships
    May 22, 2017
    We are all in business to make money, and strong relationships help us do that. Just as important is the personal fulfillment that comes from all these positive interactions.
  • We will have to fight to protect our national monuments
    May 22, 2017
    Future generations deserve to see the areas as they are now — home to unique plants and animals, breathtaking geological beauty and Native American petroglyphs and artwork dating back thousands of years — and not pocked with fracking operations or mining pits or scarred by off-road trails and vandalism.
  • Russians’ visit was disgusting
    May 22, 2017
    Every time I see those Russian-supplied photos of the president and Russian officials in the Oval Office, I want to puke. ...
  • Slow-walking on Trump situation would be disastrous for America
    May 22, 2017
    There is really only one issue in American politics at this moment: Will we accelerate our way to the end of the Trump story, or will our government remain mired in scandal, misdirection and paralysis for many more months — or even years? ...
  • Air traffic control system desperately needs update, not upheaval
    May 22, 2017
    The air traffic control system is one of the miracles of our infrastructure: an essential and silent cornerstone of modern transportation. ...
  • Assuring our security? Trump isn’t even close
    May 22, 2017
    Wow, Donald Trump can’t even give a commencement speech to the military without making it all about him. ...
  • Trump clearly unfit for office
    May 22, 2017
    Donald Trump clearly has no clue about how to do the job. ...
  • ACA a boon for small businesses
    May 22, 2017
    As a small-business owner, I am disappointed by the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act. ...
  • Circus column painted skewed picture
    May 21, 2017
    Having worked to end the mistreatment of elephants and other wild animals in circuses and traveling shows for nearly two decades, I cannot express to readers enough just how terrible the long suffering of these animals is. ...
  • Time has come for 25th Amendment solution
    May 21, 2017
    This will not get better. It could easily get worse. And as hard and controversial as a 25th Amendment remedy would be, Trump’s removal today should be less painful for conservatives than abandoning him in the campaign would have been. ...
  • Food for Peace measure a boon for US security
    May 21, 2017
    Millions are on the verge of starvation as humanitarian crises in Africa intensify. In this environment of growing despair, the Food for Peace Reform Act, a bill being introduced by Bob Corker and Christopher Coons of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, rekindles hope for much-needed reforms in U.S. emergency food aid programs. ...
  • Diagnosis: ‘Baumol’s disease’ afflicting economic growth
    May 21, 2017
    Although William J. Baumol, who recently died at 95, was not widely known beyond the ranks of economists, all Americans are living with, and policymakers are struggling with, “Baumol’s disease.” It is one reason brisk economic growth is becoming more elusive as it becomes more urgent. And it is a disease particularly pertinent to the increasingly fraught health care debate. ...
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