Opinion

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Bourdieu: getting radical about inequality

I’m not in the habit of recommending left-wing French intellectuals, but I’m beginning to think that Pierre Bourdieu is helpful reading in the age of Donald Trump. He was born in 1930, the son of...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Leonhardt: A summer project to nourish your political soul

Righteousness comes easily in these polarized times. We all have reasons for our opinions, and we tend to be surrounded by people who hold similar ones. The more we talk politics, the more...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Finn: Mar-a-Lago, my old man and me

In early June, my dad and I stood on a Palm Beach sandbar staring at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf club and resort. My dad didn’t dress up much for the trip. He was wearing his quintessential...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Kristof: A solution when a nation’s schools fail

BUCHANAN, Liberia – Imagine an elementary school where students show up, but teachers don’t. Where 100 students squeeze into a classroom but don’t get any books. Where teachers are sometimes...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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James: ‘Outlaw’ horses, skinny dogs and love as a verb

Every so often, someone brings me a horse that, at no real fault of its own other than the passage of time, has gotten big and strong and is used to doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants. When...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 15 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: Collusion was incompetent, but it was very real

WASHINGTON – The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there’s no going back. For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump campaign...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Ruddell: Healthy forests make a healthy economy and life

If managed to be healthy, forests are the best example of a naturally sustainable resource. Because forests provide a wide range of values including forest and non-forest products, recreation,...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brodhead: Neighbors, do the right thing and cut down those trees

Row upon row of blackened trees stood in front of it, burnt trunks to the right and left. There it stood as if nothing had happened. As I looked at the scorched earth beneath my feet, it seemed...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Keillor: Expect goodness and ye shall find it

We rode in a plane, a taxi, a train and a ferryboat, all in the first few hours. The plane landed with a bump and a screech at LaGuardia, the taxi was driven by a dark-skinned man in a turban, on...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Lawton: Time to change our response to traumatic events

I was in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Remember that one? On Jan. 6, an ex-military man with a history of mental illness killed five people and injured six more in baggage claim at the Fort...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Harrop: Breast cancer-wine link – scary or just a scare?

Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Friedman: Israel to U.S. Jews – You just don’t matter

To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed