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Jayne: Grade inflation is troublesome

February 24, 2024, 6:02am Columns

There is a brilliant moment in the brilliant Pixar movie “The Incredibles” in which the villain, Syndrome, talks about how the weapons he concocted have given him powers equal to that of any superhero. Read story

Calmes: Tuning in to pity party

February 24, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Donald Trump famously benefited from billions in free media during his 2016 campaign — way too much, as some in the business later conceded. Back then he was a ratings monster; cable TV networks covered his rallies start to finish as millions of Americans tuned in out of horror or… Read story

Feldman: Embryos now considered children in Alabama

February 24, 2024, 6:01am Columns

In a stunningly bad decision, the Alabama Supreme Court has held that frozen embryos in a lab count as children for the purposes of the state’s wrongful death law. Read story

Other Papers Say: Don’t move years for elections

February 24, 2024, 6:01am Columns

State lawmakers who support moving the elections of mayors, city council members and other local leaders to even-numbered years say the goal is to increase voter turnout in those races. But the move is an administrative nightmare for election offices and actually a disservice to voters. Read story

Fancher: People’s right to know erodes

February 24, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The people have a right to know. Read story

Calmes: Blocking Ukraine aid is no way to put America first

February 23, 2024, 6:01am Columns

For Presidents Day, the U.S. House is taking two weeks off. But first the Republicans who misrule the place honored their favorite president by blocking desperately needed aid for Ukraine — just as Donald Trump demanded. Read story

Harrop: Clickbait fuels obsession on Biden’s age

February 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The special counsel report claiming that Joe Biden’s memory had seriously declined stinks to high political heaven. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe saw “nauseating similarities” to the agency’s investigation of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Read story

Camden: Surprising pot proposals

February 21, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The clearest sign that a person is a baby boomer may be the tendency to shake one’s head when hearing of ideas being considered by the Legislature about marijuana. Read story

Crook: Parties agree on one big thing

February 20, 2024, 6:01am Columns

One of the few things Democrats and Republicans appear to agree on is that fiscal responsibility is for losers. As a result, the country’s looming financial breakdown gets barely a mention as this year’s elections approach. Read story

Allen: Foot-washing ad won Super Bowl

February 19, 2024, 6:03am Columns

Even if you did not watch the Super Bowl, you have probably seen or at least heard about one of the evening’s more controversial ads. Read story