Category Archive: Opinion Forum

Aug 18 2016

The Terrifying Prospect of Trump With Nukes

By Steve Chapman The world’s most astonishing and beneficial achievement of the past 70 years is not something humanity did but something it avoided doing: using nuclear weapons. After the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan during World War II, it was entirely plausible to think they were just a mild preview of …

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Aug 18 2016

The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

By Mona Charen We know that America is feeling like a cancer patient at the moment. Doctors explain that there are only two options: amputate a limb or go through chemotherapy, which might save the limb, but also might kill us. We shuffle around in a daze, scarcely believing that there are no good exits …

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Aug 03 2016

Pursuing Happiness in Philadelphia

By Jamie Stiehm Philadelphia — Few in the Democratic Convention multitude knew, but Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is known for Sisterly Affection. I wonder if Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominee, knows the city’s Quaker name. We shall see round midnight after an exhilarating but grueling four days. I saw three young black …

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Aug 03 2016

Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided We Stand

By Patrick Buchanan Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia. Nor is this unusual. For, as the saying goes, the …

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Jul 21 2016

Trump Isn’t the Only Republican with a Woman Problem

Conservative policymakers have relentlessly curtailed women’s freedom, security, and autonomy for years. By Marge Baker Long before he set his sights on the White House, Donald Trump was showing his misogynistic colors. He became notorious for using the press and social media to publicly attack women, calling them “dogs” and “fat pigs.” He objectified and …

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Jul 21 2016

Banks Don’t Commit Crimes, Bankers Do

Until the feds charge reckless bankers individually, they’ll shake down shareholders to bail them out for misdeeds. By Jim Hightower Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks. Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their greed. And, yes, Washington bailed them out, while ignoring the plight of workaday …

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Dec 13 2014

The Season for Mindless Consumerism

This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.   Story By Jill Richardson ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism. I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation. Here’s a story that illustrates …

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Nov 29 2014

Thanksgiving: So Much to be Thankful For

Story By Bryan Golden Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. It’s important to …

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