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With his book, Comey has stooped to petty revenge

James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off...

Deficit addiction becomes a bipartisan norm

WASHINGTON — History is what we make of it — and sometimes we make a real hash. I take as my text for the...

Access to essential nonfuel minerals in jeopardy

The United States Geological Survey's title for its February 2018 study on "nonfuel minerals" slightly undersells the situation: "China, the United States, and competition...

Doctored content has invaded social media

Phony "news" stories aren't the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and...

Shameful story doesn't end with Starbucks incident

I don’t drink coffee, so I can’t boycott Starbucks. But I wouldn’t if I could. Yes, I understand — and share — the national anger...

Trump tackles reducing the welfare rolls

When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve....

CBO offers warning about budget deficits

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office last week released its annual budget and economic outlook report, and although the news was gruesome, the report...

Trump's Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the opposite.

WASHINGTON — In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama's red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official...

Put an end to unaffordable payday loans

Maine winters can be brutal, and large winter heating bills can be difficult for families to manage. Unfortunately, families struggling to meet utility or...

Mueller's probe has exacted a significant price

Donald Trump shouldn't fire Robert Mueller, but Mueller should be the last special counsel. The Mueller probe just took a Ken Starr turn with its...
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