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Opinion Editorials

Mass shooters give hints before they explode

Published Jul. 17 2019

A cliche about violent offenders is that someone often will say what a nice, quiet neighbor the person was before...

Raise your hands if you want better debates

Published Jul. 17 2019

President Donald Trump's emotions must have spiked bigtime when he sneaked a peak at a news screen during the G-20...

Remembering Apollo 11 mission fifty years later

Published Jul. 17 2019

You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station...

Atomic Age: A new era was ushered in 74 years ago today

Published Jul. 16 2019

On the morning of July 16, 1945, a group of scientists and military officers were gathered in a remote part...

California doesn't decide who runs for president

Published Jul. 16 2019

After the deeply dismaying 2016 presidential election, the Democratic-controlled California Legislature dedicated itself to "the resistance," with leaders saying they...

When facts don't matter

Published Jul. 15 2019

Some facts, one would assume, are beyond question.

Believe me, it takes some courage to fall asleep

Published Jul. 15 2019

Were you the child who headed into nighttime scared of being left unprotected in the dark? Or did you pretend...

Ross, me and Texarkana history

Published Jul. 14 2019

I knew Ross Perot and he knew me.

Solid Value, With conditions

Published Jul. 13 2019

Switches and gauges may feel outdated, the ride a little rough, the handling numb and headroom sparse, but still, the...

Pacifica Hybrid is efficient, roomy, practical

Published Jul. 13 2019

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited: A second chance at a first impression.

Minimal help through minimum wages

Published Jul. 13 2019

If you're thinking of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, you need maximum compassion, and liberals don't...

National equilibrium lost, restored

Published Jul. 13 2019

In this moment of dueling political hysterias ("The fascists are at the gates!" "The socialists are within the gates!"), it...

U.S. should look to Hungary's immigration policy

Published Jul. 12 2019

Two summers ago on a visit to Budapest, I asked the spokesman for the Hungarian government about the growing problem...

Baseball has issues beyond a juiced ball

Published Jul. 12 2019

First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don't...

Can't be inclusive and ban Trump supporters

Published Jul. 11 2019

Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one that sticks out in my mind is the...

Age no problem, but mental test would be a plus

Published Jul. 11 2019

When former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, showed up at the first Democratic debates on...

Time to face facts and fix troubled food system

Published Jul. 10 2019

Our food system is in crisis. In Maryland alone, one in every nine people is food insecure. In Baltimore, approximately...

Epstein's power, wealth must not be a shield

Published Jul. 10 2019

Only the most naive would believe that power and wealth aren't the best defense for the guilty.

How can our presidential candidates be so silly?

Published Jul. 10 2019

If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office...

Harris' real positions are tough to pin down

Published Jul. 10 2019

Who is the real Kamala Harris?

Michigan's Justin Amash: Not a 'total loser'

Published Jul. 10 2019

Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican Party and will now represent Michigan's third congressional district as an Independent. In...

EDITORIAL | Farewell: H. Ross Perot was personification of American individualism

Published Jul. 9 2019

Billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot had a humble start delivering on horseback for this newspaper, but his life's journey would...

What, Me Worry? After six decades, MAD Magazine fading away

Published Jul. 9 2019

When President Donald Trump compared Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as "Alfred E. Neuman," many older readers probably chuckled.