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McManus: Will the 2020 presidential campaign turn out to be the low point in modern political civility?

December 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

If you’re wondering when American politics hit its low point in civility, I’d nominate Aug. 6, 2020. That was the day when President Trump had this to say about his rival for the presidency, lifelong Catholic Joe Biden: “He’s against God.” Read story

Jayne: Larger truth in Kiwanis demise

December 20, 2020, 6:02am Columns

It is, perhaps, simply a sign of the times. A small but meaningful indicator of a fractured society. Read story

Leubsdorf: Hunter Biden issue isn’t going away

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Since his election, Joe Biden has kept his focus firmly on his prospective personnel and policy plans, mostly ignoring at least publicly such potential distractions as President Donald Trump’s legal maneuvers and his son Hunter’s legal problems. Read story

Local View: Legislature should pass dental therapist bill

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Early this year, I had my teeth pulled with the expectation that they would be replaced by dental implants. Unfortunately, the pandemic and hidden fees have delayed this procedure and made it too expensive for me to address. Now I hide my empty smile on Zoom calls and use my… Read story

Other Papers Say: 5 years on, still spewing carbon

December 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The following editorial originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times: Read story

Saunders: Swalwell has double standard

December 17, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Sanctimony is proving to be a bad look for Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., since Axios reported on his ties with a suspected Chinese spy. Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang, insinuated herself with a number of up-and-coming U.S. politicians between 2011 and 2015. Swalwell was the biggest fish. Read story

Camden: Legislators busy proposing bills for upcoming session

December 16, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Mid-December is the time when some people prepare for upcoming holidays by shopping and some legislators prepare for the upcoming session by proposing bills. Read story

Harrop: Diversity label burdens talent

December 15, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The days right after an election are an ideal time for political parties to work on fixing bad habits. Read story

Schram: Wanted: Warp speed without warped spin

December 14, 2020, 6:01am Columns

It is the worst of times, squared. Even on his best day, America’s 45th president cannot stop beating the dickens out of our democracy. Read story

Allen: After Trump, Texas Republicans can win new voters. So, why are they eating their own?

December 14, 2020, 6:01am Columns

November’s election revealed many things about our current political landscape, the most striking of which is that the Democratic coalition is not as ironclad as once thought. Read story