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Adoptive Forfeiture: Sessions wrong to bring back extortionate federal program

Published Jul. 20 2017

Imagine you are traveling down the interstate, possibly going on vacation or making a final move to another city. You...

Air Force has dug into the equivalent of trench warfare

Published Jul. 20 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—It is said that America's armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such...

GOP has managed to produce gridlock all by itself

Published Jul. 20 2017

The sudden collapse of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's health-care bill on Monday was much more than a tactical setback for...

And yet another shooting

Published Jul. 20 2017

A woman in a normally quiet neighborhood hears a disturbance late Saturday night behind her home. She calls the Minneapolis...

What Price Pot?: City should get its share, but also be wary of market forces

Published Jul. 19 2017

The price of pot just went up.

Taking stigma out of mental health days

Published Jul. 19 2017

Kudos to web developer Madalyn Parker and her compassionate boss for helping us understand what "taking a mental health day"...

Both parties created health-care mess

Published Jul. 19 2017

For months, I've been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living...

A blast from the past: Here's Ronnie!

Published Jul. 19 2017

While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on "The Tonight Show," hosted by Johnny Carson....

Legislative Privilege: Texas claim in redistricting trial leaves bad impression

Published Jul. 18 2017

When the Texas Legislature changed district voting lines after the 2010 Census, there was immediate controversy.

The hypocrisy about Russia from left and right

Published Jul. 18 2017

I am a member of the last generation that grew up thinking the Soviet Union was a godless, murderous regime...

It's not too hard to imagine a better world, is it?

Published Jul. 18 2017

In GinaLand, everybody would be able to change a diaper, change a tire, change the dressing on a wound and...

A federal court reaffirms the right to film police

Published Jul. 18 2017

Another federal appeals court has ruled that people have a First Amendment right to videotape police in public and that...

Rabid: Arkansas dog first in state to test positive in two decades

Published Jul. 17 2017

There was a time when rabies was a dreaded disease across the U.S.

Haters of higher education

Published Jul. 17 2017

The Pew Research Center recently polled Americans about their views on some major societal institutions, and much of the results...

In the Trump era, we need to trust media, but can we?

Published Jul. 17 2017

Unless you were hiding under a rock for the entirety of 2016, you knew that the first year of Donald...

Grand Hotels: Arlington, Grim two different situations

Published Jul. 16 2017

Many of our readers are familiar with the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs Ark. We are sure more than...

Spring Lake Park will be better than ever

Published Jul. 16 2017

It looks like a giant dried-up mud puddle at the moment, its base dark and dank in places, its now-visible...

Nissan Titan XD

Published Jul. 16 2017

It was 28 years ago that an American auto executive confidently told me, "The Japanese will never figure out how...

What you need to know about independent used-car lots

Published Jul. 16 2017

Shoppers in search of an inexpensive used car often start with the used-car inventory at a new-car dealership. Some go...

Under the Hood: Leaking sunroof just the start of Acadia's issues

Published Jul. 16 2017

Brad, each corner of my 2008 Acadia's sunroof has a very small drain hole. When these get clogged, water leaks...

2017 VW Golf SportWagen an antidote to anonymity

Published Jul. 16 2017

We live in an age of self service.

Ducati adds Desert Sled to Scrambler line

Published Jul. 16 2017

Ducati introduced its Scrambler line of affordable, entry-level motorcycles in late 2014, marketing them as lifestyle vehicles and hoping to...

Congress won't act on war responsibilities

Published Jul. 16 2017

WASHINGTON—Predictably and sensibly, a three-judge panel of the nation's second-most important court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C....