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We are not enemies of the people

Newspapers have been called enemies of the people before, mostly by some of the people afraid of what the people would do if they knew the truth. It happens on the national level and, sometimes, locally. There’s the story of a local editor whose newspaper had

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Beware wishful thinking like Starr

In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to the Clintons, Kenneth Starr and the Whitewater investigation. There was a good bit of what one editor memorably called “

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Questions after the grand jury report

By JOHN BAER Philadelphia Daily News It is as advertised. The grand jury report on sexual abuse by Pennsylvania clergy in six Catholic dioceses over decades is both sweeping and sickening. It is bound to lead to change. In law. And, hopefully, in hearts. It’

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We need reliable marijuana tests

(Editor’s note: Here’s an opinion from California that may have future implications for Indiana.) Authorities say a driver impaired by marijuana caused a July 14 accident in the Bay Area that injured California Controller Betty Yee. When a v

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Innovation key for educational equality

By JENNIFER HUDDLESTON SKEES - Tribune News Service More than 50 million American students have started or soon will head back to K-12 public schools. Many will go to classrooms with devices like iPads or laptops for each student, smart boards and other emerging t

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The United States of Monopoly

Monopolies aren’t merely un-American – they’re virulently anti-American. They suppress our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all. Our people have instinctively rebelled at monopoly avarice – from the Boston Tea Party to the

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The Trump connection

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The scene here in this old Colonial seaport is deceptively pacific. The sun shimmers off the sea, the fishing boats pass quietly. But the talk over a leisurely lunch, harvested from the cool blue waters below, is anything but tranquil. The

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'Mythical mammals' and the real world

Have you seen the Nature Valley (the granola bar people) ad out of Canada? It has been making the social-media rounds lately, because it seems to capture something that is well within our power to fix. It portrays different generations of families talking about the

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Fleeting mistakes live forever online

“I am forever grateful that I got to be young and stupid before virality was invented.” So said Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief of HuffPost, in a tweet on Aug. 2. By the next day, it had been retweeted hundreds of times and “liked” by thousa

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Letters to the editor

About the funds discrepancy I have made extreme efforts not to get involved with the “Letters to the Editor” thing again. Yet, since the disclosure of the overage in the county revenues and how it appears to have materialized, the answer is not quite su

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