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Commentary: They said what?

Candidates drag down level of national dialogue

Subscriber onlyThe downward spiral in the quality of the national political dialogue continues to accelerate. The rhetoric is more insipid than inspiring. Continue reading...

Commentary: About that media bias

Targeting media a tried, true campaign tactic

Subscriber onlyI ask you, "Is the media biased?" Continue reading...

Commentary: The high cost of intervention

Heightened instability among the risks of involvement

Subscriber onlyIn the final months of 1979, a series of events with major international consequences occurred. Among the most significant of those was the hostage-taking by Iranian militants at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. Continue reading...

Commentary: A Mayflower Compact?

Religious liberty not about imposing faith on others

Subscriber onlyThere is a lot of talk these days about religious liberty. Continue reading...

Commentary: Flirting with demagoguery

Trump dazzles electorate with in-your-face style

Subscriber onlyThat Donald Trump's campaign is a phenomenon is undeniable. Continue reading...

Commentary: Presidential politics prevail

Work in Congress entangled with race for White House

Subscriber onlyCongress is in the midst of its traditional August recess, five weeks of no congressional sessions in Washington. But politics, particularly the scrambling among presidential hopefuls, continues unabated. Continue reading...

Commentary: Xenophobia and grace

Displaced people amount to 60 million worldwide

Subscriber onlyA few weeks ago, I traveled to South Africa. Continue reading...

Commentary: A fine example

Lee Williams showed what public service can be

Subscriber onlyIt is hard to believe that it was 48 years ago that I had lunch with Sen. J. William Fulbright and Lee Williams, his administrative assistant, in the senators' dining room in Washington. Continue reading...

Commentary: Trade's strange bedfellows

Obama’s hope for Asian agreement depends on GOP

Subscriber onlyJust when it seemed those currently in Congress would adhere to rigid party positions on every issue, we see some interesting diversions from the narrow path. Continue reading...

Commentary: Hot Springs, Buffalo River face challenges

Hot Springs, Buffalo River face challenges

Subscriber onlyLast week we marked Earth Day and National Parks Week. . Continue reading...

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