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Wilkinson: Biden closing sacred portal into U.S. gun culture

April 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

In issuing a new rule to close the gun show loophole for firearm sales, the Biden administration isn’t just narrowing one of the easier paths by which criminals obtain guns. It’s attempting to close a sacred portal into American gun culture. Read story

Other Papers Say: Climate issue is an emergency

April 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Californians have had weekend after weekend of cool, stormy weather and the Sierra Nevada has been blessed with a healthy snowpack. But the reality is that even the last few months have been more than 2 degrees hotter than average. Read story

Leubsdorf: Biden walks fine line in backing Israel while crititcizing its leader

April 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The threat to President Joe Biden’s reelection from progressive critics of his support of Israel’s war in Gaza replicates a familiar pattern that jeopardized the prospects of past Democratic candidates. Read story

Daley-Harris: Civic engagement lesson in partnership

April 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

With the death of singer-songwriter Eric Carmen last month and Earth Day today, I got to thinking about Carmen’s song “All By Myself” and how deeper forms of activism are both essential to making change and a powerful antidote to our growing epidemic of loneliness. Read story

Granderson: How can evangelicals like Johnson tolerate Trump?

April 22, 2024, 6:01am Columns

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, when I told Donald Trump’s “God whisperer” Paula White that he referred to her as his pastor, she said she was his spiritual adviser — as if that were some sort of “get out of jail free” card for her. And yet White worked… Read story

Jayne: Clark helps to teach economics

April 20, 2024, 6:02am Columns

When it comes to basketball, maybe Caitlin Clark can do everything. Read story

Other papers say: Fiscal breakdown threat serious

April 20, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office repeat a warning made many times before: The trajectory of U.S. government borrowing is unsustainable. Read story

Westneat: MAGAfication of GOP has party under pressure

April 20, 2024, 6:01am Columns

I see that the right-most flank of the national Republican Party is baying to take out another GOP speaker of the house, for the sin of being too into compromise. I also see that the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, is agitating to take out Washington’s last Republican in… Read story

Estrich: Criminal case against Trump a soap opera of the worst sort

April 20, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Paying “hush money” to keep an extramarital affair quiet is not a crime. And falsifying business records to cover it up is not a felony. What makes it one — or 34, the number of felony counts Donald Trump has been charged with — is an “intent to defraud” that… Read story

Schram: Voting for America first

April 19, 2024, 6:01am Columns

There was a time when many of President Donald Trump’s top officials — including his Cabinet-level advisers on national and global security — thought the toughest decision they had to make was whether to tell you the truth about what they really thought about their boss. Read story