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Facing the facts about gun violence in the U.S.

If we all discuss real data, perhaps then we can identify more appropriate policies and practices, which might include gun control, educational programs, mental health assistance and more


Need something more to worry about? Here comes space junk.

Now, more than ever, we need a multilateral agreement, perhaps even a binding treaty, on antisatellite weapons. We ignore the problem at our peril.

The 'unfriendly' decisions of DEEP

Environmental protection and public access should be on the top of DEEP’s agenda.

'We must learn to live with our complex history'

The Mason figure unquestionably deserves to remain and honor him for his many accomplishments as a founding father.

Let's regulate not ban short-term rentals

Like any emerging cultural development, there are learning curves and unintended consequences. Our hope is that we can partner together as a town to create common-sense solutions.

Acknowledging the past to shape a better future for Native American communities

Let's continue the journey of being a nation and state that embraces our history, as well as the rich contributions of all communities.

Not-your-usual-Thank-You List

It seems important to thank other invisible angels who make Thanksgiving Day memorable.

What I learned at COP26, and what to do about it

My biggest take-away from COP 26 is the division between the people on the ground facing these impacts every day and identifying solutions as their lives and livelihoods depend on it, and the people making the decisions.

Education group condemns attacks over curriculum

Our classrooms must remain safe havens where students learn about their world through honest, truthful, age-appropriate, and fact-based curriculum, even if some lessons are difficult and uncomfortable.

Abraham Lincoln and me

Once in a great while, a person like Lincoln comes along to embody true decency and leadership. Is there someone out there, as of yet unrecognized, who will answer history's call if our fragile Republic is pounded by potentially lethal threats in...

Mandate vaccination against COVID-19

Against a killer, you'd want the best weapon possible, right? The best weapon against COVID-19 is a vaccine.


Chris Cuomo's egregious behavior

By communicating with, and working on behalf of, his brother's aides, Chris Cuomo inserted himself into a news story, putting family ties ahead of...

Senate must not remove the paltry 4 weeks of paid family leave

The U.S. is among six countries without, putting us in the unfortunate company of Suriname, Papua New Guinea and a few island nations in the Pacific.

The dangers of guns at protests are too big to ignore

Twenty-one states allow the open and concealed carry of firearms without a permit — a status that gun activists call "constitutional carry."...


Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

Smash-and-grab another sign of the times

You don't stand facing the back wall of an elevator. In heavy traffic, you take turns merging. You stop at the red light even when the street is...

Columnist Cal Thomas

Thank you, Mr. Sondheim.

People who create beauty stand out in an increasingly dark culture, even when their creations seem dark, as do some of Sondheim's lyrics.


Tragic or not, that spiky virus shows he can fix stupid

COVID-19 now takes its biggest toll in the red, vaccine-resistant parts of the country.