Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Commentary: What does it mean to be a ‘good Catholic’?

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“You can’t be a Republican,” she said, “and be a good Catholic.”

Commentary: Theaters nobly fill the COVID void, but screens make me miss the stage...

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Zoom theater is an oxymoron, but substitutes for live performance will have to do until we can safely gather again as an audience.

Commentary: Next president must fill Ginsburg seat

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s untimely death presents a do-or-die moment for American democracy.

Write a big old check, Mr. Bloomberg and help Florida’s ex-felons vote in November

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Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor and former flash in the pan for the Democratic nomination for president, has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket.

Trump tax cut was neither bane nor boon

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President Donald Trump’s main legislative accomplishment as he runs for re-election is the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that he signed at the end of his first year in office. It is the linchpin of the Republicans’ case that their economic policies have worked.

Can Americans trust any COVID-19 vaccine offered before Nov. 3?

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That queasiness many of us are feeling these days isn’t the first stage of the coronavirus, it’s more likely a symptom of a gradual loss of confidence in the nation’s leading public health agencies under President Donald Trump.

Commentary: We must educate future generations on the myths and realities of socialism

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A frightening 70% of millennials say they would back a socialist candidate for office. And today, we are seeing many socialist ideas gaining traction, such as “free” college tuition for all, government-run health care and a guaranteed income even for able-bodied people who don’t work.

John M. Crisp: Traditional classroom is another casualty of the pandemic

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My college teaching career began when the epitome of high tech in the classroom was an overhead projector and a pull-down projection screen.

Helen Ubinas: If you don’t know by now that Puerto Ricans are US citizens,...

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For good or bad (very bad when you consider the systemic, second-class treatment of the island), Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.

Commentary: Call for stricter lockdown is a confession of monetary derangement

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Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, recently called for another, “more restrictive lockdown, state by state, for up to six weeks,” in order to “save lives, and save the economy.”

Commentary: Love, and rage, in the time of Lights! Camera! Corona!

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Right along with the pandemic, the coronavirus cliches on screen escalated quickly.

Commentary: Politicizing masks: The wrong way to lead

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“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum,” said former Vice President Joe Biden at a recent press briefing.

Commentary: Here’s how Trump’s predecessors set the stage for his grotesque power grab

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The core of American democracy — the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches — is under assault like never before.

Martin Schram: To save our threatened democracy, governors must exert presidential leadership

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Warning lights are flashing red. Warning sirens are blaring.

John M. Crisp: How does a good citizen cope with a bad government?

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“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day?” This is a question that Henry David Thoreau asked in 1848 as he considered his relationship to an administration that he thoroughly detested.

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