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Harrop: N.Y. crime doesn’t live up to hype

April 23, 2023, 6:01am Columns

New Yorkers should thank Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for helping (unwittingly) remind the country how safe their metro area is compared to his own. Did he think that no one would note that there are 15.4 murders for every 100,000 people in Columbus but only 5.2 in New York City?… Read story

Bernstein: Wall Street should tell McCarthy to get back to business

April 23, 2023, 6:01am Columns

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy went to New York on Monday to seek Wall Street’s support for his pursuit of a debt-ceiling deal tied to federal spending cuts. But financial industry pros know that attaching any strings to an increase in the borrowing limit is irresponsible. They should tell the speaker… Read story

Other Papers Say: Cooperate to stop drug deaths

April 23, 2023, 6:01am Columns

A round of indictments against a major Mexican fentanyl trafficking ring last week presents an opportunity to hobble the multinational drug enterprise killing people on both sides of the border — but only if leaders in the United States and Mexico can stop sniping at each other and overcome a… Read story

McManus: Leaks up ante for Ukraine

April 21, 2023, 6:01am Columns

The bizarre torrent of intelligence documents posted on a gamers’ chat server, allegedly by a 21-year-old National Guard technician, produced headlines last week about a host of revelations including secret Russian military plans and U.S. espionage against allies like Israel and South Korea. Read story

Camden: Expulsion of lawmakers rare

April 19, 2023, 6:01am Columns

When big news happens in another state’s legislature, it’s not long before someone calls or writes to ask, “Did that ever happen here?” Read story

Harrop: They are very rich but also very lonely

April 18, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Many very rich people are very unhappy. Though that’s not new news, others have a hard time believing it. Read story

Flam: Political polarization fuels medical misinformation

April 17, 2023, 6:01am Columns

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said in an interview that aired last week that misinformation is killing Americans — contributing to the fact that our life expectancy is three to five years worse than that of people in comparably wealthy countries. He called for better regulation to crack down on misinformation.… Read story

Other Papers Say: High court must restore ethics

April 17, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Whether U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke the law by failing to report two decades of luxurious hospitality, private travel and one-of-a-kind gifts from a donor to the Republican Party is almost beside the point. Read story

Westneat: Bellingham gets tough on drugs

April 17, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Bellingham is hardly a get-tough kind of town. The Lonely Planet travel guide extols the city’s “laid-back” and “libertine” vibe, and a few years ago it was picked as the “most hippie” town in the state. Even some real estate agents market it for its nothing-is-too-weird ways. Read story

Jayne: Bridge funding, Reagan’s reach

April 16, 2023, 6:02am Columns

In reading the headline the other day, “Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez seeks I-5 Bridge funding,” naturally my thoughts turned to … Ronald Reagan. Read story