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WESTERVILLE, Ohio — In the most recent Quinnipiac national poll, 90% of Democratic voters approved of the party’s impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald Trump. So the candidates gathered here for the first debate since House Democrats officially announced an impeachment effort could not reasonably be expected to oppose it.

WASHINGTON — As Russian troops swiftly moved into U.S. bases, ordered abandoned by Donald Trump, while Turkish soldiers murdered our old allies, the Kurds, we were left asking, yet again, what hold Vladimir Putin has over the president.

WASHINGTON — “I am a classically trained engineer,” says Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican, “and I firmly believe in regression to the mean.” Applying a concept from statistics to the randomness of today’s politics is problematic. In any case, Hurd, 42, is not waiting for the regression of our politics from the extreme ends of the ideological spectrum to something like temperate normality. He is leaving Congress at the end of this, his third term. And he sees portents that his blinkered…

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Our group of 20 priests, six of us from Chicago and accompanied by staff of the Catholic Extension Society, arrived in McAllen, Texas, on Sept. 16. On the Mexican side of the border, in Matamoros, we heard about an estimated 7,000 men, women and children waiting in line in 90-degree heat. Th…

Our group of 20 priests, six of us from Chicago and accompanied by staff of the Catholic Extension Society, arrived in McAllen, Texas, on Sept. 16. On the Mexican side of the border, in Matamoros, we heard about an estimated 7,000 men, women and children waiting in line in 90-degree heat. Th…

What could have been a calamitous situation that negatively affected lives already in upheaval was averted last week thanks to extraordinary effort by a community that once more showed it not only cares about the welfare of the less fortunate but acts to provide succor.

There often is a fine line between governmental frugality and foolishness and, unfortunately, the Trump administration has not only crossed that line but hurdled it like an Olympian when it comes to its plan to close nine of the 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including the progr…

Living on this side of the Cascades can be isolating when it comes to engaging in politics, especially during snowy months when Snoqualmie Pass turns into a ski slalom and Olympia might as well be as far off as the original city of that name, the one nestled on the Peloponnese peninsula.

Whenever somebody wants to lament a prolonged, seemingly interminable, legal proceeding, they often reach way back and reference “Jarndyce v. Jarndyce,” the case in Charles Dickens’ biting satirical 1853 novel, “Bleak House.”

Cherries soon will be coming in once more, if not in the next few weeks then certainly by early July. Valley growers have enough worries — the usual workforce issues and quality-of-crop anxieties — without having to deal with the tit-for-tat trade war with China featuring that weapon of mass…

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