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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.

Students at risk for developing gambling problems

Most colleges and universities have programs that address substance abuse issues. However, only 22% have gambling policies.


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.