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Harrop: As Nebraska goes, so could go Maine

April 18, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Every state is different. Nebraska is quite different. It is one of only two states that doesn’t use the winner-take-all system in presidential elections. Along with Maine, it allocates its Electoral College votes to reflect the results in each of its congressional districts. Read story

Camden: Time to retire or run different race

April 17, 2024, 6:01am Columns

There is a time, as Ecclesiastes and the Byrds tell us, for everything under the sun. A time to kill or heal; to build up or tear down; to be born or die; to weep or laugh; to mourn or dance; to love or hate; for war or peace. Read story

Crisp: Who’s to blame for shootings?

April 16, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Perhaps you can imagine punishments more to be feared than a lengthy prison sentence, but in a country that proscribes cruel and unusual punishment — except the death penalty — the only thing I can think of that would be worse than confinement in prison is confinement as the result… Read story

Other Papers Say: Probe death at detention center

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The life and death of Charles Daniel at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma should be investigated not only by detention center officials, but by an agency that’s not linked to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read story

Leubsdorf: RFK Jr. running on name

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

At a 1962 Massachusetts Senate debate, challenger Edward McCormack told his rival, the youthful future Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, that, “if his name was Edward Moore, with his qualifications … your candidacy would be a joke.” Read story

Hill: Do U.S. taxpayers get their money’s worth?

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Today is Americans’ favorite day — April 15, Tax Day! In the land of “No taxation without representation,” we Americans throw a fit over how much we fork over to the government, which taps into related complaints over government waste, budget deficits and more. Read story

Rubin: Will Johnson stand up to Trump on Ukraine aid?

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

How grotesque to watch long-term U.S. security interests hang on the outcome of a political battle between the Hamlet-like speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, and vengeful MAGA conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene. Read story

Estrich: Trump and politics of abortion

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

‘I’m very pro-choice,” Donald Trump said in 1999, when he first flirted with the idea of running for president. “Just very briefly, I’m pro-life,” he announced at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2011. In 2016, campaigning for the support of anti-abortion leaders, he promised to appoint judges who would… Read story

Hall: O.J. Simpson saga was all-consuming

April 15, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Two murders in Brentwood? That was unusual, I thought, as word filtered through the newsroom on a Monday afternoon in June 1994 that two people were found dead in the upscale neighborhood — and one of them was Nicole Brown Simpson, the former wife of O.J. Simpson. The other victim… Read story

Westneat: Washington time warp

April 13, 2024, 6:01am Columns

When a local judge tossed out a new gun control law the other day, it wasn’t because it was poorly written, or that it would have really curtailed anyone from shooting guns. Read story