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Op Ed

July 27, 2017

With the health care reform debate raging in the halls of Congress, it can seem like anything to do with fixing health care is at a standstill. But there are still improvements that health plans here can — and should — be making, regardless of what happens on the federal level.

In my…

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July 27, 2017

South Bend, Ind., Tribune

Figuring out Indiana's incomprehensible and outdated alcohol laws is enough to drive a person to drink.

But not on Sunday, of course.

And no cold beer if you're buying from a convenience store.

See what we mean? The state's confounding, confusing liquor laws — most…

July 27, 2017

President Donald Trump had some remarkable things to say at the inaugural meeting of his Commission to Promote Voter Suppression and Justify Trump's False Claims, which is formally known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. He also asked a question that deserves an answer.…

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July 26, 2017

Lansing, Mich., State Journal

A part-time legislature may cost the state less money. It might mean more time spent at home among constituents for some legislators. And it could mean fewer session days.

These do not make it a good idea. 

A petition seeking to amend Michigan’s constitution…

July 26, 2017

Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we…

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July 25, 2017

There are many different flavors of freedom. For example, there is freedom as capacity and freedom as detachment.

Freedom as capacity means supporting people so they have the ability to take advantage of life’s opportunities. You encourage your friend to stick with piano practice so he will…

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July 25, 2017

RALEIGH — For decades, the modern conservative movement, and Republicans as an increasingly conservative party, dedicated themselves to the proposition that government was too large, too costly, and too intrusive into matters best left to voluntary associations to address.

With this unifying…

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July 25, 2017

When Gov. Roy Cooper recently rolled out his new initiative to “Break The Majority” in the Republican-controlled legislature, his first interview wasn’t with a North Carolina news outlet.

It was with Politco — the Washington-based magazine that’s a must-read…

Colin Campbell

July 24, 2017

When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Sit down, put your feet up, turn on a game, and it’s certain that He Who Shall Not Be Named, won’t be. Regardless of the follies on the news…

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July 24, 2017

The Pueblo, Colo. Chieftian

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued a set of "goals" — not enforceable mandates, to be sure — for reducing greenhouse gas emissions last week, seemingly as a rebuke to President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change accord.

In a separate…

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