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The accusations of pedophilia in the Catholic church have never faded from the public eye, and while there are moments when other cataclysmic events push the tragedies a little further back from our immediate view, the fact that children were abused by prelates is never far from our consciousness.

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It’s egregious excess time. Old norms have gone into hiding, common sense has taken a walk, wisdom is on vacation and fundamental principles have been shooed out of the room. The center does not hold and neither does anything else, least of all Donald Trump, who spends his energetic days sli…

Many a gloomy doomsayer has gone to his grave disappointed because, despite threatening signs to the contrary, the ever-resilient earth persists. The sun still comes up, the seasons change and human beings endure.

School bond issues are common, of course, although the $190 million variety up for vote in Rapid City, South Dakota, may be atypical.The amount alone is sufficient to gain attention—not to mention the controversial provision giving the board the authority to raiset axes going forward if and …

After the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, he continued to assert that he did absolutely nothing wrong. This is almost certainly not true. In fact, his acquittal was supported by the compliance of a significant number of Republican senators who conceded that Trump …

Maybe the most ridiculous if also the most common progressive complaint about Republicans refusing to impeach President Donald Trump is that he now really, truly will see himself as king, that he will behave like a dictator, that he will know he can get away with anything. What’s more, it’s …

Before reading about all of the world’s messes, I need to be in a good place, soothed and comforted. Prepared.

For years, farmers have lived by a motto “to make hay while the sun shines.” In practical terms, it means to take advantage of sunny skies to put up hay because wet hay is hard to handle and will become moldy. In practical terms, it means to take advantage of an opportunity that presents itself.

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and PLO leader Yasser Arafat met at Camp David where Barak offered almost all of what Arafat asked for in exchange for making peace with the Jewish state. Arafat rejected the offer.

Now that the presidential primary season has begun, it’s timely for Democrats — as well as Republicans — to study closely the health care proposals being touted by various candidates. Health care is one of those issues that transcends political parties, age and gender — it affects virtually …

Once again, “smoking gun” evidence that seemed to incriminate a Republican president was uncovered — and once again, it turned up in a way that was indeed inconvenient for Republicans in Congress.

At some point, the national Democratic Party’s leadership will discover a backbone and summon up the courage to sever its connection to Hillary Clinton.

Let’s take a deep breath as we consider the remarkable event that occurred in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 31, when 51 senators voted to conduct a constitutionally obligatory trial of an impeached president without looking at readily available, relevant evidence.

It’s egregious excess time. Old norms have gone into hiding, common sense has taken a walk, wisdom is on vacation and fundamental principles have been shooed out of the room. The center does not hold and neither does anything else, least of all Donald Trump, who spends his energetic days sli…

Many a gloomy doomsayer has gone to his grave disappointed because, despite threatening signs to the contrary, the ever-resilient earth persists. The sun still comes up, the seasons change and human beings endure.

School bond issues are common, of course, although the $190 million variety up for vote in Rapid City, South Dakota, may be atypical.The amount alone is sufficient to gain attention—not to mention the controversial provision giving the board the authority to raiset axes going forward if and …

After the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, he continued to assert that he did absolutely nothing wrong. This is almost certainly not true. In fact, his acquittal was supported by the compliance of a significant number of Republican senators who conceded that Trump …

Maybe the most ridiculous if also the most common progressive complaint about Republicans refusing to impeach President Donald Trump is that he now really, truly will see himself as king, that he will behave like a dictator, that he will know he can get away with anything. What’s more, it’s …

Before reading about all of the world’s messes, I need to be in a good place, soothed and comforted. Prepared.

For years, farmers have lived by a motto “to make hay while the sun shines.” In practical terms, it means to take advantage of sunny skies to put up hay because wet hay is hard to handle and will become moldy. In practical terms, it means to take advantage of an opportunity that presents itself.

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and PLO leader Yasser Arafat met at Camp David where Barak offered almost all of what Arafat asked for in exchange for making peace with the Jewish state. Arafat rejected the offer.

Now that the presidential primary season has begun, it’s timely for Democrats — as well as Republicans — to study closely the health care proposals being touted by various candidates. Health care is one of those issues that transcends political parties, age and gender — it affects virtually …

Once again, “smoking gun” evidence that seemed to incriminate a Republican president was uncovered — and once again, it turned up in a way that was indeed inconvenient for Republicans in Congress.

At some point, the national Democratic Party’s leadership will discover a backbone and summon up the courage to sever its connection to Hillary Clinton.

Let’s take a deep breath as we consider the remarkable event that occurred in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 31, when 51 senators voted to conduct a constitutionally obligatory trial of an impeached president without looking at readily available, relevant evidence.

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