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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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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

Estrich: The Supreme compromise

February 19, 2024, 6:01am Columns

If there was one lesson to be learned from Bush v. Gore and its impact on the Supreme Court’s credibility, it is that the court should not decide presidential elections. That job belongs to the people: in the case of Donald Trump, to voters and juries. What that means in… Read story

Franz: Leverage public lands

February 19, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Tonight, like every other night, too many of our neighbors will sleep in a tent, a car, a shelter, or on a sidewalk. Read story

Other Papers Say: Trump’s rant on NATO invites Russian aggression

February 19, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Given that Donald Trump talks trash about a range of issues, it’s tempting to discount the rant in which he suggested that as president he would encourage Russia to attack NATO allies who were “delinquent” in their financial obligations. Read story