Category: Columns

Divisons in our united state

By GENE H. McINTYRE What is most challenging is to keep our country united when we are so divided. Nevertheless, it’s not at all like this is a modern day phenomenon. Really, our divisions go back to American beginnings as any...

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The dangerous triumph of tribalism

By MICHAEL GERSON In his prescient science-fiction novel The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson describes a post-national world in which people organize themselves into affinity groups called “phyles.” Some choose to be Victorians,...

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DeVos and campus sexual assault

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talked to lots of people—victims, students who said they were falsely accused and the family members of both —before she started to reform a policy instituted under President...

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The Dreamers deserve compassion

By MICHAEL GERSON “The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”         — T.S. Eliot We have every reason to assume the worst when it comes to President Trump’s motivation in...

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Immigration policy working

By DEBRA SAUNDERS Arguably the most successful element of Donald Trump’s presidency involves a campaign promise that hasn’t been enacted or funded by Congress. The mere threat of a wall —a “big, beautiful” wall—along the Mexican...

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Legislature can learn from Keizer

As I write this column, it’s Sunday afternoon, the day before the Eclipsealypse or whatever it will be called in the future. By the time you read this, you’ll have experienced something that is, maybe, a once-in-a-lifetime...

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End the denial about Trump

By E.J. DIONNE JR. It should not have taken the death and injury of innocents to move our nation toward moral clarity. It should not have taken President Trump’s disgraceful refusal to condemn white supremacy, bigotry and Nazism...

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