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Egan: The last best empty place in America

At dawn, the woodpeckers start in, hammering heads against tree trunks, and you wonder if there’s a better way for a bird to make a living. Oh, the avian migraines. Twilight lingers till nearly 11...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Lyons: Singapore system instructive for U.S. health care redesign

The Republic of Singapore government operated under the United Kingdom health care system until 1965, when it became independent from Malaysia. At that time, the government decided it wanted to...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Harrop: The suicide epidemic - social, economic or both?

Ours is a nation in despair. U.S. suicide rates have surged to a 30-year high, and it’s not just among struggling, middle-aged whites. Suicides by girls age 10 to 14 have spiked over the last 18...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Littwin: On health care, Gardner still doesn’t get it

The great lie of the long-running Obamacare debate has officially been revealed. The reason Republicans spent seven years without offering their own health care plan is that they don’t have one,...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brooks: 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 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | 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: 3 days 3 hours 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: 5 days 19 minutes 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: 5 days 20 minutes 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: 5 days 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed