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Trump imposes political correctness on NFL

In calling on NFL owners and fans to punish athletes who engage in political protests, President Donald Trump has become a Super Bowl champion of something he purports to oppose: political correctness.

Trump must avoid Carter’s timidity on threats

No one wants what may be necessary. But eliminating this menace might be the only way out of the “valley of the shadow.”

4 approaches that could cut back violent crime in US

What can be done to make the U.S. a safer country?


OPINION

Debate over Iran deal is utterly perplexing

Iran today is encumbered by economic pressures and a decade of tough nuclear constraints. It would be senseless to squander our international influence and give Iran an early release.


OPINION

Celebs wade into politics and people listen

The reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people with a right to be in on this conversation.


OPINION

NAFTA’s ‘rules of origin’ kill US jobs

While NAFTA has achieved its goal of increasing three-way trade in absolute terms, American workers and businesses are not benefiting in a way that is fair and reciprocal.

OPINION

Credit reporting protections are backward

The presumption should be that consumers’ financial information is protected unless and until they expressly request that a party be given access to it.


OPINION

Mismanagement keeps the home fires burning

The crisis in the West is not water; it’s fire. It has spread rapidly and with increasing intensity while the nation’s attention has been elsewhere. It’s time we modernize federal regulations to address the problem.


OPINION

Cassidy-Graham: Attractive in theory, but flawed

The only way to achieve truly patient-centered reforms is to put patients back in control of the health care dollars that Washington spends on their behalf.

OPINION

How Iraq’s Kurds are threatening Turkey

Erdogan’s sharp turns on the Kurdish issue — first by legitimizing the PKK and then by jailing Kurdish lawmakers — have produced a disjointed policy and disoriented electorate.


OPINION

Multicultural Canada stymied by monocultural Quebec

The problems, hypocrisies and paradoxes surrounding les Québécois may be a uniquely Canadian issue, but analogies can be found in most Western democracies these days.


military update

Pay raise, Tricare fees, couples' BAH might take months to set

The fate of these key elements of compensation is uncertain because the Senate and the House treat them differently in separate versions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2810) bill.


OPINION

Mexico needs help now. Can Trump provide it?

Nativist prejudice should find its limits in sudden human suffering.

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