‘No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise,” said Winston Churchill in 1947, leading up to one of his most famous aphorisms: “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
After working on it for several months, the House of Representatives recently passed the Build Back Better Act. It’s status in the Senate is uncertain, but if enacted, it’s expected to increase government spending by $1.75 trillion over 10 years.
When I see the photos of container ships stuck off the West Coast ports and containers piled high on docks because of a trucker shortage, I hope that the bigger-than-big-screen TV or next generation smart phone I know I must be getting aren’t part of that mess. What would Christmas be if the…
At the outset of the Biden administration, Vice President Kamala Harris was a media darling, portrayed as the heir apparent and always willing to make a public appearance.
Despite having three vaccines ready and available, President Joe Biden has had more COVID-related deaths than his predecessor whose performance on COVID was deemed poor by the media. Today we see reality clearly. The only difference is in the media coverage. The proof is in the numbers.
Chief Justice John Roberts is searching for a compromise to preserve some basic right to abortion while moving it earlier in pregnancy, perhaps as early as 15 weeks. But based on Wednesday’s oral argument, it seems unlikely that any of the other justices is interested. Justice Brett Kavanaug…
As President Joe Biden labors to sell his Build Back Better agenda to the Senate and restore an economy locked down by the coronavirus pandemic, our free press has a dual obligation. First, it must examine and explain that agenda to the American people. Second, it must urge Congress to follo…
How do we ensure that the world has access to the COVID-19 vaccines needed to prevent more variants like the latest omicron strain from emerging?
Someone wrote that “a lie goes halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on.” That was even before the computer. Since Al Gore invented the internet (no, he didn’t, and never claimed to — a fine example of such a falsehood perpetrated by some), a lie can travel completely arou…
For the first five years, the single most expensive item in the House version of the Democrats’ “Build Back Better,” or “human” infrastructure, bill is a gigantic tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. This provision would lift the cap from $10,000 to $80,000 on income tax deductions for…
The death of composer Stephen Sondheim at 91 is more than the end of an era. It is the end of a chain of great Broadway musicals dating back to the 1920s when Jerome Kern's "Showboat" first dazzled theater audiences.
There’s a lot to be learned about the omicron coronavirus variant, but scientists already know enough to prescribe a rational response to the threat. As the world waits for data, there’s plenty of useful knowledge that comes from evolutionary biology.
President Joe Biden arrived in the White House 10 months ago with two top foreign policy priorities: He wanted to rebuild the alliances his predecessor had trashed, and he wanted to focus on the U.S. competition with China.
At long last, President Joe Biden has undergone a thorough physical exam, and the detailed White House report ought to end the frequent insinuations from some critics that the nation’s oldest president is not up to the job.
While my son was browsing the birthday cards with his mother, looking for the perfect overpriced piece of paper to celebrate my 43rd last month, he folded one up and put it back, unsatisfied by the especially complimentary message and the fatherly traits it touted. "Dad's not wise," my sixth-grade son apparently said before settling on a five-panel card featuring several fish puns.
Recently, my wife and I attended a retirement dinner for one of the former communications technicians she supervised some years ago. He had worked 52 years with the company and many of his coworkers, as well as his family, were there to celebrate
- The DOJ's shocking report
- Unhealthy, unsafe and unsustainable
- Solving our problem of too much anger
- No need for change with the sheriff's office
- A time for concern
- The importance of investing in our future
- Poffenbarger follows a similar path
- The hypocrisy of Democrats' 'Build Back Better' bill giving the rich a colossal tax cut
- Local journalism critical to our community
- The social covenant has shattered
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