Representative or not, it’s still a matter of trust | Opinion

The only thing that changed Thursday night was that Greg Gianforte went from candidate to Congress. Not like that’s a small feat, especially given the events of this past week, which included the newly minted congressman being cited for assault. The title notwithstanding, nothing has changed in our view. By that we mean: The seven-point […]

How to restore American self-reliance

WASHINGTON — When in the Senate chamber, Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, sits by choice at the desk used by the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. New York’s scholar-senator would have recognized that Sasse has published a book of political philosophy in the form of a guide to parenting. Moynihan understood that politics is downstream from […]

Democratic factions sit and wait for Feinstein to decide

Democratic factions sit and wait for Feinstein to decide By Dan Schnur May 26, 2017 Updated: May 26, 2017 8:05pm Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images Dianne Feinstein, who became mayor of San Francisco in 1978, has served in the U.S. Senate for nearly 25 years. Dianne Feinstein, who became mayor of San Francisco in 1978, […]

What Trump should have said to the Muslim world

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Step away from political posturing to see clearly | Opinion

It is always refreshing to hear another person share their view or opinion. It also can be tough to accept that other people have other points of view that don’t always agree with your own. But I welcome it with open arms. The only problem with me being open to hearing those views and living […]

Healing the nation, one grant at a time

Conflict is a phenomenon associated with coexistence in all societies, according to the Guidebook on Sustainable Economic Development in Conflict-Affected Environments. Published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation, the Guidebook states: “To some extent conflicts are an inevitable, indeed a necessary, corollary of […]

One question to rebut the eight | Opinion

In his May 19 letter, Frank W. Brown asks eight questions of Democrats that are supposed to make them reconsider their political affiliation. Most of the questions he asks deal with how we individually are to feel about personal taxes, the government’s inability to stop crime or to deal with government spending. Like a true […]

Walking Out During Mike Pence Commencement Address Is No Righteous Act

Screenshot/Twitter Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest are intimately woven into the fabric of American history. In fact, such freedoms inarguably distinguish the United States from most other nations on earth. The United States is exceptional in large part because its citizens’ speech is not restricted by governmental authority. Such freedom has […]

D.C. moves primary election but fails to end voter ban

Last week the D.C. Council voted without dissent to again shift the date of the city’s primary elections, permanently establishing the second Tuesday in June for all future balloting. Local legislators, however, failed to fix the District’s arcane and exclusionary election system that bars all non-party-aligned voters from participating. Unlike most states, many of which […]

The Answer Man

All these sources use both covert and overt opinions to get across their … To ignore the highways and airways of political opinion defies history. Source