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Political discourse: One side doesn’t fit all

Politically motivated Facebook posts cause frustration for many people. But recently I had an unusual reason for rolling my eyes at a friend’s post: He’d called me out for being someone who is always willing to talk even though we are “on opposite sides.” Considering the current state of the country where some people won’t […]

PSUV Wins Regional Elections, Assures Maduro’s Reelection | Opinion

It’s time to launch diplomatic bridges to begin to reverse the proposed isolation of Venezuela. Source: Aporrea With 18 governorships won in the elections of Oct. 15, 2017, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV, becomes the favorite to win the presidential election in 2018. With Chavismo’s 18 regions and the support of the National […]

Clinton — and women — aren’t going away

Sharon Kant-Rauch, My View Published 4:01 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 2017 Sharon Kant-Rauch When Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” came out last month, many on the left and the right basically said, “Oh, why doesn’t she just shut up?” Initially, I was peeved, but that quickly gave way to something else: amusement. Shut up? […]

‘Our lives are no longer our own’

In a country deeply divided by political beliefs and partisanship, where disrespectful political discourse has become the new normal, it is perhaps time to take stock and pause to reflect on the direction our country is taking. In times like ours when the politics of hate and fear has become destructive, where conversations about ways […]

U.S. political parties have taken a U-turn | Columns

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, my first weekly column appeared in the Greensburg Daily News and the Rushville Republican. Included in its content was the following declaration: “I know that regardless of what I write, many readers will MISREAD, MISINTERPRET, MISUNDERSTAND or MISCONSTRUE the message.” I imagine those same words will be applied to the […]