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Carter: Social media is addictive but that’s not a crime

November 27, 2023, 6:01am Columns

‘Big Tech loses bid to toss lawsuits alleging social media platforms harmed children,” blared the New York Post. “Social media companies must face youth addiction lawsuits, US judge rules,” said Reuters. Such news coverage of an order from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers suggests that the tech companies mostly lost. But… Read story

Schmidt: Not too late for GOP to pick Haley

November 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It is time for Republicans who care about foreign policy, are hawkish on national security or who want to win back the White House to get behind Nikki Haley. The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador has what it takes to keep America safe. What she does not have… Read story

Other Papers Say: Are pandas headed back to U.S.?

November 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

They are not typical diplomatic envoys. They spend their time eating, snoozing, lollygagging in the grass and rolling in the snow. But the giant pandas that have roamed a few select U.S. zoos for the last half century have captivated visitors who lined up to see the debut of panda… Read story

Schram: The making of a president’s most special adviser

November 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

When Charles Hammer, a theoretical physicist at Iowa State University, dialed the Georgia telephone number he was told to call in 1975 — at precisely the time he was told to call it — he had every reason to assume he was calling the campaign office of Georgia’s little-known ex-governor… Read story

Estrich: Focus on if Trump wins

November 23, 2023, 6:01am Columns

We need to talk about what happens if Donald Trump wins. Read story

Granderson: Climate change costs falling on poorest states

November 22, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Between 2018 and 2022 many of the states with high rates of poverty — Oklahoma, New York — were also the states that suffered the most damage from extreme weather. A new climate study indicates things are going to get worse for those places and for poor people. Read story

Crisp: Who is to blame for war in Gaza?

November 21, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Inflation is slowing, the GDP is up, gas prices are down and last week the Associated Press reported a 14 percent drop in illegal border crossings in October. Yet my MAGA friends give President Joe Biden no credit. Read story

Calmes: GOP’s budget brinkmanship costly to taxpayers

November 20, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Tired of Congress’ repeated partisan standoffs every time a big fiscal deadline approaches, like last week’s? Weary of the breathless cable coverage of looming government shutdowns or debt defaults, knowing the partisans (almost) always come to some 11th-hour compromise, as they did Tuesday? Read story

Rubin: Congress must not cave to Putin

November 20, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Every U.S. legislator who currently opposes continuing aid to Ukraine should be forced to watch “20 Days in Mariupol,” a PBS “Frontline” documentary scheduled to air Tuesday. Read story

Leubsdorf: Kennedy assassination 60 years ago changed course of history in U.S.

November 20, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It was one of those mild November days, typical of Washington autumns, the temperature pushing 70. Because I worked nights, I was trying to nap between picking up the 3-year-old at play school and her older siblings at 3. Read story