Opinion

A year on hold

The good news is 2015 — in which things either went from bad to worse or, if we were lucky, stayed as they were — is over. The bad news is 2016 in the U.S. is a presidential election year, a time when things that need to be done get stu...
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It Takes a Tribe

Thirty-eight years ago, the federal government passed a law to keep Indian children safe. Today that promise, embodied in the Indian Child Welfare Act, is under assault.
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Welcome, everyone

As 2015 draws to a close, one significant milestone for the state of Florida recorded this year may not attract the attention it deserves. Having already overtaken New York as the nation’s third most populous state, trailing only California, at...
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Terrorism calls for perspective, not hysteria

Get a grip, people. Have you totally forgotten about World War II and the Cold War? Pearl Harbor? The Cuban Missile Crisis? Mutually Assured Destruction? Nuclear armed submarines off the coast of Florida? ...
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Letters to the editor, Dec. 30

Whose rights?
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Climate make-believe in Paris

Saving the planet has never been so easy. The Paris climate talks concluded in a rousing round of self-congratulation over an agreement that, we are told, is the first step toward keeping Earth habitable. If generating headlines and press releases ab...
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Glasses, some half full, some nearly empty

It’s pretty easy to see what makes Donald Trump tick: the neediness for celebrity — attention, affirmation, adoration. What hasn’t been so easy is to figure out what makes his ardent enthusiasts tick, until possibly now. ...
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Bad ‘right’ idea

During an episode of the classic sitcom “All in the Family,” Archie Bunker goes on the air to rebut a TV station’s pro-gun control editorial and offered a solution to airline hijacking, a big problem in the late 1960s and early R...
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Letters to the editor, Dec. 16

Butt out
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Betting climate

Over the course of a few days, President Barack Obama pledged that victory would be won over both global climate change and increasingly worldwide terrorism. We wonder which will prove the easier to vanquish — and the bigger priority when it co...
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