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OPINION: MIKE MASTERSON: Thanksgiving week

posted: 11/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Wish I was more in the mood this Thanksgiving week to share the traditional message of universal gratitude and appreciation for the abundance and freedoms we Americans have enjoyed, especially us baby boomers. After all, we came of age during the greatest period of these United States thanks largely to sacrifices by our parents and generations before them.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: The price (and cost) of things

posted: 11/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Maybe you heard about the guy who got stopped in Georgia for doing 155 miles per hour in his 2017 McLaren 720S.

OPINION — Editorial : Amnesiac nation

posted: 11/21/2017 2:26 a.m. Comments 10

THE CURRENT governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, seems to have been shaken awake by the news that 75,000 people have affixed their signatures to an online petition asking that the name of his father and predecessor in the governor's office be removed from a new $4-billion Hudson Valley bridge. He says he finds it "personally hurtful" that so many of his fellow citizens would efface his father's name from the bridge.

OPINION — Editorial: Back pay? Really?

posted: 11/21/2017 2:25 a.m. Comment 1

WORD AROUND the campfire is that the Army is looking into whether it has to cut a check to Bowe Bergdahl for back pay.

OPINION — Editorial : Three-year degrees

posted: 11/21/2017 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The basic cause of America's student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain flat. It shouldn't be surprising that there's also a straightforward way to lower the cost of a college degree: Reduce the amount of time it takes to earn one.

OPINION: Smothering democracy

posted: 11/21/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, who has been slowly squeezing the life out of democracy in Cambodia, delivered a fawning tribute to President Donald Trump in remarks last week in Manila at the ASEAN summit. Hun Sen expressed delight at Trump's promise to stay out of the internal affairs of other nations. And no wonder.

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posted: 11/21/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

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OPINION — Editorial: Here we go again

posted: 11/20/2017 2:11 a.m. Comments 3

WANT TO amend the Constitution of the United states without actually saying so? Just do it informally--not by design but by accident. Call this addition to the Constitution's legislative, executive, and judicial branches special prosecutors, and have them launch witch hunts in all directions.

OPINION — Editorial: Lick and a promise

posted: 11/20/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Dog owners, rejoice. You’re going to live longer!

OPINION: Lessons from the past

posted: 11/20/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

When searching for historical analogues to the Trump presidency, political analysts have landed again and again on Andrew Jackson. For both men, an obsession with personal honor triggers their volatile temperaments. Their political appeal is tied to their opposition to the Washington establishment. And Jackson set the precedent for politicians to use a populist appeal to frame their rhetoric.

OPINION: Voters know enough

posted: 11/20/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Any day, Republican nominee Roy Moore will almost certainly end his campaign to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate. When that happens, his partisans will say—as they are saying now—that even though he’s been accused of sexual misconduct, none of the charges have been proved. In other words, say Moore’s supporters, the candidate has been denied the presumption of innocence.

OPINION — Editorial: A sensible compromise

posted: 11/20/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

With the blessing of major Internet firms, congressional legislation aimed at curbing online pimping and human trafficking, particularly of children, could be headed for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate.

OPINION - Guest writer: Relief needed

posted: 11/20/2017 2:09 a.m. Comments 8

Time and time again, politicians have promised federal tax reform and tax relief to American citizens, only to break those promises and leave American families and business owners shouldering tremendous burdens of taxation at the federal, state and local levels around the country.

OPINION : What is socialism?

posted: 11/20/2017 2:09 a.m. Comments 20

Hand-wringing is taking place over an array of survey results suggesting that young people have an increasingly positive view of "socialism" and a correspondingly negative view of "capitalism."

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posted: 11/20/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

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