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WASHINGTON — The problem with a lifetime in public service is a lifetime in public service.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made a new promise if voters grant him a second term: “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases, including cancer.”

WASHINGTON — It is an awful thing to call someone a liar. It breaks the social fabric. We expect that most people we know tell the truth. Saying they don’t — that in essence we don’t trust them — is an insult. Parents punish their children if they lie and warn them not to call anyone a liar.

WASHINGTON — That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy.” Already a linguistic…

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To the editor — Another day and another episode of Trump TV. What does the master showman have for us today? Are we at war with Iran yet? Are he and Kim Jung Un still in love? What is his late…

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On the first night, both Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will be on the stage with Warren; on the second night, former vice president Joe Biden, plus two Colorado pragmatists (former governor John Hickenlooper and Sen. Michael Bennet), will have an opportunity to make the case for “not socialism.”

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WASHINGTON — The problem with a lifetime in public service is a lifetime in public service.

In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt said that America should protect “four freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. As he runs for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is presenting his “democratic socialism” as a way to finish FDR’s work…

CHICAGO — As a teacher who’s been around to witness schools “go 1:1” — meaning one laptop, iPad or Chromebook per student — I can attest to the dystopian sight of classrooms full of young children with their eyes glued to glowing screens.

WASHINGTON — “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” a…

WASHINGTON — Now that we have absolute proof Russia interfered in the 2016 election and knows it is free to intervene in the 2020 U.S. elections with impunity, let us turn to the stunning amount of old-fashioned corruption going on in your nation’s capital.

Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Trump “in prison”? After the Mueller report, House Democrats seem to believe almost unanimously that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. Their increasingly hea…

1. Do not score more goals than are strictly necessary to win. Scoring a lot of goals is rude, especially when you remember that many people do not have goals ever in their lives and could really use them. Recklessly scoring 13 in a single match, when people have played soccer for hours with…

WASHINGTON — In Alabama, where a new law denies abortion to women even in cases of incest or rape, a rapist may still pursue custody rights of a child conceived during his assault.

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A year ago, an orca designated J53 captured our attention for over two weeks while it grieved the death of its calf shortly after birth. The deep emotional connection many humans across the globe felt with this news story, along with our fascination and frequent anthropomorphizing of land an…

WASHINGTON — Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) said, “War is the health of the state.” James Madison said, “War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement,” and the executive almost is the American state, Congress now being more theatrical than actual. Advocates of an ever-larger state,…

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