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Change the system before forgiving loans

For the first time since she ducked voting for or against the Green New Deal, which she bravely co-sponsored, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., popped her head up again this week. This time, she is proposing a new deal for college students. Warren wants to eliminate

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To restore Notre Dame, we must restore its fundamental purpose

Marc A. Thiessen BORDEAUX, FRANCE — This Easter weekend, France was still reeling from the burning of the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Its destruction is an apt metaphor for the devastation of Christianity across Europe – and a warning fo

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Porch talk

Kathleen Parker CAMDEN, S.C. — With the arrival of spring and the advance of summer, American life shifts toward the porch – at least for those lucky enough to have a sheltered outdoor space, preferably attached to the front or back of one’s home.

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Send a man to the moon, fix an interstate pot hole

Leo Morris You’ve all heard the complaint. “If America can put a man on the moon, why can’t it . . . cure the common cold, or develop a long-lasting battery, or stop spending more than it takes in, or (fill in your favorite frustration)?” My

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A "Yes Man" responds

A ‘Yes Man’ responds Dear Editor: At a recent campaign event, Larry Buzzard and PJ Felton made blanket assertions about the character and competency of city council. When they call the current city council, “Yes men,” they may be more right,

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Sri Lanka and the venomous spread of terror

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a coordinated carnage by suicide bombers in churches and hotels that ended the lives of at least 290 innocents. A little-known Sri Lankan Islamist group has been blamed, but

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Casino bill is about taxes, not jobs

Michael J. Hicks The Indiana General Assembly is wrestling with more changes to the state’s gambling legislation. While it is hazardous to write about the content of bills this late in the session, as I put pen to paper the bill would allow a Gary casino to m

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School safety still eludes us

Chicago Tribune The columbine is a perennial flower often seen growing wild in the Rocky Mountains. But since April 20, 1999, the word has been a universally recognized reference to what was then the worst mass shooting at a school in American history. Thirteen peo

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The power of stories

Steve and Cokie Roberts Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, the highly improbable candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, made this insightful comment to The New York Times: “The story that we tell, not just about government but about o

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Trump is right to call out Democrats for their hypocrisy on sanctuary cities

Marc A. Thiessen WASHINGTON — It is mystifying why Democrats are so up in arms about President Trump’s declaration that he is considering releasing illegal immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities.” After all, Trump’s plan simply fo

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Supreme Court mulls citizenship question for census

George F. Will WASHINGTON — The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case up to the nation’s highest tribunal. The case, which raises arcane questions of administr

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Two weeks left to share your election thoughts

This local political season is moving fast. Voting in municipal contests is ongoing at the Huntington County Courthouse. The candidates are out there campaigning and we are reminding readers of our letters to the editor policy as May 7 draws near. As with all

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Sanders' past is not right for America's future

Gene Lyons So Bernie Sanders, self-anointed scourge of the malign influence of “millionaires and billionaires” on American politics, is himself a millionaire. Firmly ensconced in the top 1 percent of income earners in the United States. Which you’

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The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road

George F. Will Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its alread

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