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Opinion

Bogus claims from the Poor People’s Campaign

Columnists

The Poor People’s Campaign has announced a “season of nonviolent, moral direct action,” targeting the U.S. Senate with disruptive activities every Monday, July 12 through Aug 2. According to the campaign’s co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, “The Senate must end the filibuster, ...

What we lost when we won the Cold War

Columnists

Almost exactly 60 years ago, the newly appointed Chadian ambassador to the United States, Adam Malick Sow, was heading south on Maryland’s Route 40 toward Washington, D.C. He stopped at the Bonnie Brae diner and asked for a menu. The owner, Mrs. Leroy Merritt, sneered, “We don’t serve ...

Abandon Afghanistan and don’t look back

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President Joe Biden deserves nothing but praise and support for his decision to honor America’s commitment, which was negotiated between the Trump administration and the Taliban, to finally withdraw from Afghanistan. After more than 20 years of wasted lives, endless property damage and the ...

So thankful for health column

Your View

I must write to say thank you for your health column in the sports section of your paper .By the way, what an excellent sports page and the photos are outstanding. Three articles helped me with lower back pain, irregular pulse and neuropathy. For lower back pain, simply hold the head up ...

Defenders of critical race theory are prone to exaggeration

Columnists

Put aside what you may have heard — pro or con — about terms such as systemic racism or critical race theory (CRT) for a moment. There’s a lot of exaggeration out there among both defenders and critics. Instead, let me tell you a story. After the civil rights movement achieved its ...

Why students choose community college

Columnists

Recent high school grads are spending the summer thinking about their next steps. Without a doubt, community colleges offer a smart alternative for a lot of students who understand that a four year program isn’t the only path to success. Hear directly from current and former students about ...