Opinion

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Interred Japanese Americans turned to baseball

Earlier this month, the U.S. Post Office issued stamps to honor the heroic World War II service of Japanese Americans. Hawaii Gov. David Ige unveiled… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Social media only making partisanship worse

With President Biden’s term nearing the six-month mark, the Republican National Committee sent out a “Biden Report Card”—a poll in which his performance is graded… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2021
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Biden, Facebook help human trafficking on border

Down on the Southwest border, business is booming – criminal business, that is. The federal government steadfastly refuses to protect the border or the interior.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Demos don’t like that Manchin thinks for himself

Ifind it interesting that Democrats are ganging up on Joe Manchin. It’s not exactly surprising, since the West Virginia senator hasn’t been a team player… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Electric shock monopolies to help consumers

America’s high national living standards lead us to consider things like abundant access to clean water, comprehensive cellular service and a reliable electric grid commonplace.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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GOP blind about the Capitol insurrection in January

So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol? Desperate enough that 21 of… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Pet peeves of summer

Prospects of a long, hot summer bring pet peeves to the surface. Surely someone besides me encounters deceptive packages of frozen microwaveable meat. “Tear here,”… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Small tree farms important in climate change

As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help. Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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To tell the truth journalists can no longer be neutral

On a podcast the other day, national political reporter Thomas Edsall analyzed the mounting threat of Republican authoritarianism and posed a great question: “Trump and… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2021
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You should have your head (or body) examined

Aheadline recently said 600,000 people have been killed by COVID-19. Our fear is, though not directly, that the coronavirus has led to many other deaths… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Golfer getting the hook a hysterical overreaction

Try to hit a golf ball. Go ahead. It’s just sitting there, on its little tee, smiling at you. It looks easy. It’s not. Golf… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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People leaving other countries not good for them or U.S.

Two and a half months have passed since President Biden designated Vice President Kamala Harris as his administration’s border czar. Harris, who half-heartedly accepted her… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Some dads try too hard to try to be as good as mom

My new supervisor anticipates being a first-time father in a few months. I hope he doesn’t become one of those fathers. Most fathers take a… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Texting replacing talking as preferred communication

According to a recent survey by OpenMarket, 75 percent of millennials chose texting over talking when given the choice between being able only to text… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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We all have the right to know, not just journalists

Journalists of a certain age — those on the other side of 50 — might remember watching a 1973 documentary film in college journalism classes… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Abortion decision should be left up to states

I’m not going to change your mind about abortion. This is not a “hearts and minds” sort of essay, seeking common ground on a battlefield… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Be critical of those critical of critical race theory

Everyone’s complaining about Congress, but if you want to track the real, festering growth of Trumpism and its corrosive effect on our politics, you’re better… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Let’s shake on it – or not

After more than a year of strict COVID-19 mandates, my state has triumphantly reopened. But, some argue, we better think twice before we offer a… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes

Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I didn’t write that. It was actually Billy Joel in “Say goodbye to Hollywood” from the Turnstiles… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Now, finally, everyone knows COVID started in unsafe lab in China

It’s not really a surprise if you look at the facts

  • Jun 12, 2021
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