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Camden: Constitutional scholars abound

January 29, 2020, 6:01am Columns

People who don’t spend much time in legislative hearings — which is to say the lucky souls who comprise the vast majority of the populace — might be surprised to know the state is apparently awash with constitutional scholars. Read story

Saunders: Fact-checkers look at one side

January 28, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Google “fact-check Senate impeachment” and you can read about all the factual errors made by President Donald Trump’s team of lawyers. What about those of the House impeachment managers? Apparently head prosecutor Adam Schiff and his colleagues cannot tell a lie. Or even a half-truth. Read story

Buscemi: School meals to regress?

January 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

On Jan. 17, Michelle Obama’s birthday, the Trump administration proposed rollbacks in nutrition standards in the school meal program. Under the proposal, legumes and potatoes will count as vegetables, fewer fruits will be served at breakfast and a la carte meals will allow students to select items high in fat. Read story

Trejo: I donated my kidney to a stranger – and more of us should

January 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

For most of my life, I’ve been a model of good health. At 17, I became a firefighter, and, at 20, I biked from Texas to Alaska. But last month, at 25, I spent a week in bed recovering from surgery, with fresh incision holes in my abdomen, because I made an unusual choice. I donated my left kidney to someone who dearly needed one — someone whom I don’t… Read story

Alvarado: Blaine Amendments discriminatory

January 26, 2020, 6:01am Columns

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty. At issue are the state laws known as Blaine Amendments, which prohibit the use of government funding to benefit religious schools and other organizations. Read story

Pitts: Trump’s acquittal will have an asterisk

January 24, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Dear Mr. So-Called President: Read story

Ambrose: Want Trump out? Pick a candidate who isn’t scarier

January 23, 2020, 6:01am Columns

It could almost have been “Saturday Night Live,” satire intended for giggles instead of what was hypocritically intended. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave a speech about impeaching President Donald Trump and cited a Longfellow poem, saying, “Listen my children and you will hear/ Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Read story

Camden: Inslee gives, gets apples

January 22, 2020, 6:01am Columns

When it comes to Washington symbols, you probably can’t beat an apple for conveying state pride. Read story

Saunders: The company Trump keeps

January 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

In the first half of January, Americans saw President Donald Trump at his best. Read story

Karlik: Australia wildfires impart vital lesson to U.S.

January 19, 2020, 6:01am Columns

With more than 14 million acres in Australia blackened by bushfires, climate change is a glaring threat to Australians — and to the standing of their prime minister, Scott Morrison. Read story