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Monday, Jul 25, 2016

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George F. Will: In case of Trump nomination, break glass

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their partyȁ...
Updated: 3 months ago

Mark Buchanan: Why we fear spiders more than climate change

People tend to fear spiders and snakes more than they do electrical sockets or fireworks, even though the latter present a far greater danger. This might help explain why humans have such a hard time seeing the threat of climate change.
Updated: 3 months ago

The battle for truth about 9/11 and Saudi ties

Of the 19 hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. What does that fact signify?
Updated: 3 months ago

Esther J. Cepeda: Low-income, ‘first-gen’ college students benefit from extra boost

CHICAGO — Though we like to think of a college degree as an unqualified good, it isn’t always. Maybe even especially not so for those who are seen to be the greatest beneficiaries of a socioeconomic-boosting credential: low-income young...
Updated: 3 months ago
Jim A. Stevenson: Preserving Florida’s history through state parks

Jim A. Stevenson: Preserving Florida’s history through state parks

History was not a popular subject for many of us during our secondary school years. There were lots of seemingly unrelated and boring dates and facts. But Florida’s history is really fascinating — especially when you are standing on the...
Updated: 3 months ago

Four consequences of a $15 minimum wage

Exhaustive research over the past few decades suggests raising the minimum wage has little negative impact on overall employment.
Updated: 3 months ago

Pat Buchanan: At last! America first

WASHINGTON —Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.
Updated: 3 months ago

Lack of political will strains U.S. space program

Last week, China announced that it plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020. The Russian Federal Space Agency is working with the European Space Agency. Every major power in the world has some form of interest in Mars. Like 1961, when Russia first rocke...
Updated: 3 months ago

Mobile technology unlocks the power of learning

Elementary schoolers used to need a “magic school bus” to visit places like Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef or outer space. Now, all it takes is a smartphone.
Updated: 3 months ago

Obama’s new rules will hurt businesses and workers

As his time in office winds down, President Barack Obama continues to enact economically harmful and counterproductive policies, mostly through his use of executive power.
Updated: 3 months ago