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Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Fighting for the little guy to get crushed?

The last thing Republicans on Capitol Hill apparently want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do is actually protect financial consumers.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Heritage Festival truly a team effort

On behalf of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Kent Heritage Festival Planning Committee, I would like to publicly thank everyone that helped make the 22st Annual Kent Heritage Festival a huge success.

Lori M. Wemhoff
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

An ancestry test taught me about myself 1

It turns out I'm more complex than I thought. There I was, believing that my red-gravy Italian-ness summed me up succinctly, the roaring stories of gesticulating relatives serving as sacred tribal doctrine that explained me to me.

By Alfred Lubrano The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

For justices, 18 years is plenty

Rumors are swirling that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Republican-appointed judge whose swing vote has preserved detente between the court's left and right for nearly a generation, may announce his retirement in the next year.

By Ben Feuer Los Angeles Times (tns)
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Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump blowing smoke on jobs 4

WASHINGTON -- A disturbing scene unfolded at the White House on Monday afternoon. A hook-and-ladder firetruck and a utility bucket truck pulled up to the South Portico and extended their rescue arms in the vicinity of the Truman Balcony.

Dana Milbank
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Both parties to blame for health care mess

For months, I've been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living memory.

By Megan Mcardle Bloomberg View (tns)
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

The future of Obamacare? Voters, over to you 1

What's next for Obamacare? The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the health law lies in a smoldering heap. Some GOP lawmakers back a loopy repeal-now, replace-later-maybe effort that as of Tuesday already looked to be political toast.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Hallie Gruver's family offers thanks

The family of Hallie Gruver would like to thank all their wonderful family and friends who shared the past two years with them and their children through visits, thoughts, prayers, food, cards and beautiful flowers.

Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Buchanan's views troubling

In response to Pat Buchanan's column dated July 13, I must express my disgust. Mr. Buchanan seems dismayed at the decline of racism, homophobia, and anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe.

Jul 19, 2017 4:00 AM

FBI pick Wray deftly handled questions

President Donald Trump seems to have chosen well in nominating former Justice Department criminal division head Christopher Wray as FBI director.

Pittsburgh Post-gazette (tns)
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Jul 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Let's review Trump's achievements to date 1

President Donald Trump's first six months have been defined by his often angry and tasteless tweets, his ham-handed efforts to denigrate and undercut the multiple investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 election, and the stalemated legislative battle to repeal and replace Obamacare.

By Carl P. Leubsdorf The Dallas Morning News
Jul 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Why Kaepernick doesn't have a job 1

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was in the news last week, in a story that gives me a nagging, uneasy feeling about the health of our republic.

By John M. Crisp Tribune News Service
Jul 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump Jr.'s meeting, 'That's politics'?

The Trump White House tried to divert attention from scandals to its policy agenda by declaring this "Made in America Week.

The Baltimore Sun (tns)
Jul 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump should put country before family

Perhaps the most memorable scene from the film "Bridge on the River Kwai" depicts a British colonel played by Alec Guinness suddenly realizing the depth of his collaboration with the Japanese captors he helped build the bridge. "What have I done?

The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
Jul 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Don't roll back campus safety protections

On behalf of college women whose reports of sexual violence were long disregarded, we call on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to roll back valuable federal protections.

The Dallas Morning News (tns)
Jul 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Russia baiters and Putin haters 1

"Is Russia an enemy of the United States?" NBC's Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP nomination, "Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug." To Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr.

Jul 18, 2017 4:00 AM

I can imagine a better world, can you?

In GinaLand, everybody would be able to change a diaper, change a tire, change the dressing on a wound and change their minds when presented with a more convincing argument.

By Gina Barreca The Hartford Courant (tns)
Jul 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Opioids finally under attack 1

Two announcements from the federal government represent progress in the fight against opioids. On July 10, the Food and Drug Administration said it will require drug manufacturers to better educate physicians about the painkillers.

Pittsburgh Post-gazette (tns)
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Jul 17, 2017 4:00 AM

It's time for universal health care

With all the talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and replacing it with some ill-conceived Republican plan, I have come to believe health care is a right, not a privilege.

Jul 17, 2017 4:00 AM

The U.S. is losingits moral authority

WASHINGTON -- I traveled with my family in Australia for three weeks as a guest of the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne, invited to explain what's happening in President Trump's America. As if there were an explanation. Of more interest was what I learned from the Australians.

Dana Milbank