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Apr 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump's team richest in history

The torrent of financial disclosure forms that the White House released March 31 confirms it: The Trump administration is the wealthiest in history. The combined net worth of the Cabinet members and President Donald Trump's top advisers exceeds $12 billion.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Apr 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio budget talk kicks into gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Spicer's struggle of the tongue continues

WASHINGTON -- What Sean Spicer has done is inexcusable, and I cannot forgive him. I'm not talking about the White House press secretary's claim Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn't use poison gas, at least not against his "own people," even if the Nazis did send Jews to "Holocaust centers.

Dana Milbank
Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

New taxes won't stop climate change 1

Taxing carbon emissions has long been supported by environmentalists and the political left. More recently, though, the idea has found support among some establishment Republicans -- and perhaps even President Donald Trump.

By Merrill Matthews Tribune News Service (tns)
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Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

STEM needs new students

We've heard a lot about "STEM" training lately. It stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One reason it is a trendy acronym is because of a big push to encourage girls and young women to consider careers in those fields.

Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Use Easter as a chance to be better person

During Easter people make a better effort to remember their faith and be better a person to others, in a small way echoing Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the betterment of everyone on Earth. This desire to reach out to others is always welcome, and a great thing to see.

Our View
Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Support Crestwood bond issue 3

As a parent of two Crestwood graduates, I was proud of our schools, our teachers and our administration. However, I was also well aware of the inadequacies of the school facilities, most particularly in the sciences and the arts.

Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Tax reform? Good luck with that, GOP

Stung by the collapse of the Republican plan to reshape the U.S. health-care system, President Donald Trump's White House says that it's taking charge of the next big GOP initiative: tax reform.

By Albert R. Hunt Bloomberg View (tns)
Expertise available in the war on drugs
Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Expertise available in the war on drugs 1

How to coordinate the war on drugs in Portage County and get more bang for the buck?

David Dix
Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Where do your federal tax dollars go?

When Americans file their taxes, it's natural to wonder, "Where do my tax dollars go? What do they fund? And what don't they fund?" According to the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the distribution of federal taxes, Washington collects about $20,000 from the average household.

By Adam N. Michel And Justin Bogie The Heritage Foundation (tns)
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Apr 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Border tax would boost American workers

The American people need an economy that works for them. The only way that will happen is if we have a tax code that rewards Main Street job creation, empowers our businesses and workers, and allows people to keep more of their hard-earned money.

By Kevin Brady Orlando Sentinel (tns)
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

President's team keeps offending

Since the election, liberals have been accused of living in an elite bubble. Hillary Clinton voters, supposedly, do not understand the rest of the country; they must get outside their comfort zone and embrace the real America.

By Noah Berlatsky Los Angeles Times (tns)
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Twitter fights to protect free speech

Twitter's most bellicose presidential user often tweets taunts and accusations, but when someone else does it, they're out of line.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

United failed PR 101

The first rule when you're trying to dig yourself out of hole is stop digging. Unless you're Oscar Munoz, the chief executive officer of United Airlines, and then you call for a backhoe. Mistakes happen.

By Chris Schein The Dallas Morning News (tns)
Apr 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Congress must have say in war decisions

President Trump's decision to order 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria last week does nothing to bring stability to that country, protect American national security or strengthen our position in the world.

The Orange County Register (tns)
Apr 13, 2017 4:00 AM

After United fiasco, give consumers more protection 

It turns out the "friendly skies" aren't so friendly at United, which is dealing with a well-deserved avalanche of bad publicity after it had a passenger literally dragged off an airplane, mouth bloodied, because he refused to give up a seat the airline said it needed for standby employees.

Star Tribune (minneapolis) (tns)
Apr 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Don't fight Trump with conspiracy theories 

WASHINGTON -- Maybe we should muzzle the wag-the-dog talk.

Dana Milbank
Apr 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Can Trump mend Obama's errors? 

President Obama talked tough and acted meekly, and his policies were therefore a factor in thousands of people losing their lives, the Syrian refugee crisis, Middle East mayhem generally and U.S. leadership taking a dive worldwide, say such analysts as Robert Kagan of Brookings Institution.

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service
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Apr 13, 2017 4:00 AM

White workingclass gets bad deal 

President Donald Trump's path to the White House was paved in large measure by white working-class voters. But he isn't exactly returning the favor to these Americans, who are dying in shockingly high numbers in middle age.

The Sacramento Bee (tns)
Apr 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Let's end corporate tax loopholes 

President Donald Trump and Congress will soon take up the job of reforming the tax code, with particular attention to corporate taxes.

By Dean Baker Los Angeles Times (tns)