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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Steve Chapman
Trump, Tone

Casualties Of Trump’s Trade War

Eighty percent of the world’s recreational vehicles are built in and around Elkhart County, Indiana, which voted for Trump by a 2-1 margin.

September 17, 2018

Zinke To Migratory Birds: Drop Dead

Americans love birds, but we used to massacre them on a scale that is hard to believe.

September 14, 2018

Trump Confronts The Enemy Within

Deep in the White House, someone is acting to subvert Donald Trump’s policies, thwart his desires and generally sabotage his presidency.

September 10, 2018

Nike, Kaepernick, And The Morality Of Capitalists

The campaign decision provoked a tweet from the president, who asserted, “Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts.”

September 7, 2018

How to Prevent Overdose Deaths — And How Not To

In the next 24 hours, we can expect that some 200 Americans will die of drug overdoses.

September 3, 2018

How McCain Paved The Way For Trump

He gave the senator from Arizona so many chances to display his admirable qualities that you could forget he had others. 

September 1, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh, Roe And ‘Settled Law’

After meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins emerged to announce that he regards the Roe v. Wade decision as “settled law.”

August 28, 2018

The Unindicted Co-conspirator In The Oval Office

There is one apparent reason the president of the United States was not indicted Tuesday in the same case that yielded a guilty plea from his longtime personal lawyer.

August 26, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

The Truth Behind Chicago’s Violence

The bloodletting in Chicago last weekend, with 74 people shot, 12 fatally, was enough to horrify even locals, who are relatively inured to chronic slaughter at the hands of gun-wielding felons.

August 13, 2018

The Trump Administration Is A Sinkhole Of Sleaze

In June, the New York attorney general sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing it of “sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign,” as The New York Times reported.

August 11, 2018
Trump met with spy chiefs about Russian hackers

Has Trump Become A Free Trader?

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that Trump “wants to have no tariffs” because “he’s a free trader.” Yes, he is. And I’m Reese Witherspoon.

August 6, 2018
Trump Immigration Policy

On North Korea And Iran, Trump Is Deluding Himself

The president assumed that by threatening North Korea with “fire and fury,” as he did last year, he could force Kim to surrender his atomic arsenal. So far, it hasn’t worked.

July 30, 2018
Trump, Tone

Why Trump Supporters Will Regret His Trade War

One company that was thrilled when Trump went after imported washing machines was Whirlpool, which figured it would gain sales on the machines it makes here. But its earnings and stock price are down because of the steel and aluminum tariffs.

July 27, 2018

Even If You Live Inland, Hurricanes Put You In Jeopardy

Hurricane season is underway in North America, with the worst storms likely between August and October.

July 23, 2018
Vladimir Putin_(2017-01-17)

Trump And Putin Vs. America

Anyone who has paid attention to Trump’s policies and attitude toward the Russian autocrat saw nothing more than the dismal culmination of his long pattern of accommodation and appeasement.

July 19, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh’s Soft Spot For Police Abuses

The history of liberty in America features an endless battle over the rights of individuals versus the powers of police.

July 16, 2018

Kavanaugh And The Myth Of Strict Construction

When it says the president must be at least 35 years old or that the Senate consists of two members from each state, there is no room for misunderstanding.

July 13, 2018

Democrats Should Nominate A Woman In 2020

In House and Senate races, the number of female candidates has jumped by 60 percent since 2016.

July 2, 2018
Supreme Court

Liberals Can’t Expect The Courts To Save Them

Donald Trump had more appeals court judges confirmed in his first year in office than any previous president.

June 29, 2018

In Afghanistan, We Persist In Futility

Seventeen years after the U.S. invaded, there is still not much reason to pay attention to Afghanistan, because nothing ever changes much.

June 25, 2018
Wall, Drug cartels

The Needless Cruelty Of Trump’s Border Policy

In 2015, Trump said he favored waterboarding regardless of its efficacy in extracting information from suspected terrorists.

June 22, 2018

How Republicans Went Soft On Communism

For decades, the Russians and Chinese dispatched spies and enlisted American sympathizers to try to harm the United States and tilt its policies in their favor.

June 19, 2018

Trump And Rudy Stumble Toward Singapore

The Pyongyang government, which had candidly expressed its “repugnance” for Bolton, called the vice president “a political dummy” whose comments were “ignorant and stupid.”

June 11, 2018

Trump’s Lies Betray His Desperation

But we already have evidence there was — in the form of guilty pleas by Trump aides Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos for lying to the FBI about their contacts with Russians.

June 8, 2018
national security

Tariffs Don’t Enhance National Security — They Harm It

The only way Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can treat auto imports as a national security matter is to claim that they damage our economy. “Without a strong economy,” he claims, “you can’t have a strong national security.”

June 4, 2018