Friday, November 24, 2017

Perspective

Perspective: National Book Award winner says it’s self-interest that leads to racist policies, and then racism

Perspective: National Book Award winner says it’s self-interest that leads to racist policies, and then racism

Ibram X. Kendi was not surprised to see Donald Trump elected president.Unlike many Americans of every political position, Kendi saw the 2016 election not as a shock but as a swing of a historical pendulum he has spent years studying and writing about...
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Adam Smith: Is there anything to be done about Washington gridlock? Some say yes

Adam Smith: Is there anything to be done about Washington gridlock? Some say yes

Let’s try to talk about Washington dysfunction without focusing on Donald Trump.Trump, after all, would not be president but for the vast public disgust with the status quo that preceded his candidacy and likely will succeed it.Complaints about Congr...
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Perspective: Once seen as calming force, Kelly amplifies boss’ message

Perspective: Once seen as calming force, Kelly amplifies boss’ message

WASHINGTON — This past summer, the Trump administration debated lowering the annual cap on refugees admitted to the United States. Should it stay at 110,000, be cut to 50,000 or fall somewhere in between? John F. Kelly offered his opinion. If it were...
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Perspective: A modest proposal to pay teachers and law officers fairly and to give Floridians the power to rule themselves

Perspective: A modest proposal to pay teachers and law officers fairly and to give Floridians the power to rule themselves

For a generation, the Legislature and a succession of governors have starved both education and law enforcement of support and resources, failing them so often that we Floridians must now take matters into our capable hands and amend the state Consti...
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Trump loves ‘Fox & Friends.’ Here’s why

Trump loves ‘Fox & Friends.’ Here’s why

President Donald Trump is an avid viewer of Fox News and its morning program Fox & Friends, which is seen as offering more favorable coverage of the administration than other news outlets. His early morning tweets often reference coverage on the prog...
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$15 is the minimum fine for using your smartphone in a crosswalk in Honolulu under a city ordinance that went into effect last week. Repeat offenders can be charged up to $99. Hawaii’s capital, which has a high pedestrian fatality rate, is the first ...
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PolitiFact: What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium

PolitiFact: What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium

A 2016 campaign attack involving former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her role in a uranium sale that involved Russia is back in the news.On Tuesday, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee announced that it is partnering with the Ho...
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Ghosts of bad decisions haunt Florida highway

Ghosts of bad decisions haunt Florida highway

et me tell you a ghost story.No, I’m not talking about some ectoplasmic special effect from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. I’m talking about a real ghost story. A Florida ghost story.You wouldn’t think a place that’s this bright and sunny would be a hango...
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The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

Star power is encouraging others to speak out on social media about their own experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault, sparking a national conversation.
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The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

#YouToo have seen #MeToo.Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the cultural conversation for the past week. Hundreds of thousands of women have taken to social media to share that they have been harassed or assaulted by men. Celebri...
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