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  • Published
    January 21, 2021

    Rich Lowry: Joe Biden to Canada: Drop dead

    Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that Joe Biden plans to tell Canada to pound sand as one of his first priorities.

  • Published
    January 20, 2021

    Froma Harrop: Coal gets dug under

    How far we have come from the empty vow four years ago to bring back "beautiful, clean coal." Closing that circle of false hope could actually be a good thing for coal country. Coal country can be saved. Coal cannot.

  • Published
    January 19, 2021

    Cal Thomas: For Trump: What might have been

    As President Trump leaves office, he will have time, but perhaps not much time given that his enemies seek to destroy his businesses and his chance for running again for any office, to contemplate what went wrong.

  • Published
    January 18, 2021

    Capitol’s cleaning crew deserves our gratitude — now and in the future

    We can't change what happened that day, but going forward, we have a choice: We can denounce what they believe with words or with concrete actions that push against the societal, financial and educational inequities that keep the disparities they embrace in place.

  • Published
    January 17, 2021

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: But he wasn’t Black

    Trump leaves behind him an America in chaos, divisions deeper than living eyes have ever seen. But he was not Black. So one presumes you’re satisfied.

  • Published
    January 17, 2021

    Sen. Richard Bennett and Rep. Nicole Grohoski: Kick Hydro-Quebec out of Maine’s elections

    Hydro-Quebec’s main mission isn’t to save our environment from global warming. In fact, six of its reservoirs are ranked in the top quarter of the world’s biggest carbon emitting hydro facilities. Rather, Hydro-Quebec’s mission is to double profits by 2030, and selling its existing power to New England markets at an inflated rate is a key component of its plan.

  • Published
    January 17, 2021

    Rich Lowry: The Flight 93 Post-Election

    President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested – he plowed his plane into the ground.

  • Published
    January 17, 2021

    Sally Papciak: COVID-19’s effects on adults with disabilities living in group homes

    Individuals in a group home require between three and eight, or even more, trained professionals daily. Direct support professionals assist with grooming and hygiene, ensure safe and healthy meals, prompt individuals to interact with others appropriately, and help individuals work toward achieving goals. Among countless other tasks, the direct support professionals ensure a clean, safe environment for all residents.

  • Published
    January 16, 2021

    Bob Neal: The Countryman: Police, in the community or of it

    Over the years, this military approach to police work starts to attract not the Norm Carons of the world but the cop who screams at a lost old man, the sergeant who pumps up his crew with stark warnings. In, but not of, the community.

  • Published
    January 15, 2021

    Cal Thomas: Free speech is being tested again

    The late writer Nat Hentoff, in addition to being an authority on the history of jazz, was also a fierce defender of the right to free speech. He once told me the answer to speech you don't like is not less speech, but more speech. Banning offensive speech encourages radicals in their extremism. We no longer talk to each other. Too many read and listen only to what supports their point of view and demeans people who believe differently. This is unhealthy for a free society.

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