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To ID or not to ID?

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. more »»

 
 
 
Trump’s boast of aid to GOP not backed up by report

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans. So far, they’re not seeing much of a benefit. more »»

Almanac

August 24, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 24, A.D. more »»

Trump and Blacks

August 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial... more »»

Some voting happens well before Election Day

August 23, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer. more »»

Almanac

August 23, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2016. There are 130 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. more »»

Illinois exemplifies fiscal foolishness

August 22, 2016 CHICAGO — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Go. more »»

How They Voted

August 22, 2016 While the Legislature is on a summer break with no voting, the Roll Call Report continues its review of key votes from the 2015-2016 session. more »»

Almanac

August 22, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2016. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. more »»

Vice presidential prospects

August 20, 2016 NEW YORK — We’ve heard nonstop criticism of both the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates — for good reasons. So are their running mates any better? Yes. more »»

Almanac

August 20, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 20, the 233rd day of 2016. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Au. more »»

Why lakes are better than oceans

August 18, 2016 FLINT — During my annual summer week up north, I saw a T-shirt that said “The Great Lakes — no salt, no sharks, no problems.” I could have written that myself. more »»

Trump gets his Mideast history wrong

August 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted the Middle East as an oasis of stability before Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, arguing that she and President Barack Obama “launched” the... more »»

Almanac

August 18, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 18, the 231st day of 2016. There are 135 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. more »»

Does Black success matter?

August 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — We keep hearing that ‘’black lives matter,’’ but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the polic. more »»

What the past can teach us

August 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. more »»

Almanac

August 17, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 230th day of 2016. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. more »»

The biggest threat to American sovereignty

August 16, 2016 BERKELEY — “Without a border, we just don’t have a country,” Donald Trump says repeatedly. more »»

How They Voted

August 16, 2016 While the Legislature is on a summer break with no voting, the Roll Call Report begins a series that reviews key votes of the 2015-2016 session. more »»

Almanac

August 16, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2016. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. more »»

Lies politicians tell

August 13, 2016 NEW YORK — I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. She’s a liar. But I can’t vote for Donald Trump. He lies almost as often. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Just say no to drug ads

January 5, 2016 They are inescapable. It seems that one in every three commercials on television is an ad for a prescription drug designed to treat everything from high cholesterol to erectile dysfunction. more »

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