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The truth about the changes to the Endangered Species Act

Perhaps you’ve been reading that the Trump Administration wants to make it easier to eliminate polar bears, spotted owls and other species from the face of the earth. As ever in Donald Trump’s Washington, the reality is different, so allow us to explain

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A new school year: Will we get it right?

By Maryann O. Keating It is almost September and classes have begun or are about to start. We detect some reluctance in students, but not in adds for school supplies or with summer-weary parents. Parents and retailers are more than ready. For teachers as well, ther

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'The Nickel Boys': A searing reminder of what's not unthinkable

George F. Will Because of the investigation led by three University of South Florida researchers, and because of exemplary journalism by the Tampa Bay Times, we now have an intensely discomforting but welcome enrichment of American literature. It requires artistry

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The impeachment charade

Big news on impeachment this week, or not: On Monday Ben Ray Luján, the number four Democrat in House leadership, endorsed “an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable.̶

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Potential recession a 'self-inflicted wound'

Steve and Cokie Roberts President Trump knows his re-election depends heavily on a healthy economy. At a recent New Hampshire rally, he warned supporters that markets would crash and their savings would go “down the tubes” if he failed to win a second t

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'The Nickel Boys': A searing reminder of what's not unthinkable

George F. Will WASHINGTON — Because of the investigation led by three University of South Florida researchers, and because of exemplary journalism by the Tampa Bay Times, we now have an intensely discomforting but welcome enrichment of American literature. It

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Yes, cut income taxes

It came to be known as Mitt Romney’s greatest error. During his 2012 run for president, the man now serving as Utah’s junior senator remarked at a closed-door fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and thus had no reason to vote in

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What we need to know from the Horowitz report

Byron York There will be much to learn in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s upcoming report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but most of it will likely boil down to just two questions: One, how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campa

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If Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib can boycott Israel, why can't Israel boycott them?

Marc A. Thiessen During a news conference on Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Israel of denying her and fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., entry because they are “the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress.” On Twitter, O

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Amash's independence shows voters they don't have to settle for binary choice

George F. Will It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this culturally distinctive slice of t

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Holcomb and 'Brand X'

Leo Morris Gov. Eric Holcomb always looks so comfortably stern, like an accountant at tax time waiting for his client’s big gulp of ulcer medicine to kick in. He needs a good nickname to lighten his image. Something like “Fuzzy,” the sidekick for

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Garner gets justice

As he announced that he was firing the police officer who had put Eric Garner in the chokehold that led to his death, New York City’s police commissioner, James O’Neill, sent the country’s largest police force a message: You may not think I’

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