Columns

Therese Raphael: Why aren’t COVID tests common as aspirin?

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When the travel ban was lifted recently, Brits visiting the U.S. got a shock. Not only were rapid COVID tests hard to find, prices were at rip-off levels. The Independent newspaper found an antigen test at Orlando International Airport cost $65; it was $75 in San Francisco and $100 in a Washington, D.C., travel clinic.

Leo Morris: Hooray for cameras in Rittenhouse case

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By Leo Morris For The Republic Now that the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has gone into the left-right proxy war history books, a couple of points to...

John Krull: A growth opportunity for Hawley

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By John Krull For The Republic U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, says folks like him — meaning white guys — have it tough. In an interview...

Steve Roberts: Can Biden get the job done?

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By Steve Roberts For The Republic Can Joe Biden do the job? That question is being asked, with rising alarm, by a substantial number of Democrats....

Jack Colwell: ‘Secretary Pete’ will need street smarts

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Jack Colwell For The Republic Mayor Pete brought smart streets, smart sewers and other infrastructure improvements to South Bend. Some constituents preferred the streets the way...

Mark Franke: Let students rewrite Constitution?

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A government professor at Skidmore College in upstate New York recently wrote an op-ed that was carried in my local newspaper. My wife recommended the column to me since it was about one of my favorite subjects — the United States Constitution.

Brian Howey: Whiff of change (& reefer) in the air

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What do Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, industrialist Charles Koch, former House Speaker John Boehner, Sarah Palin and Snoop Dogg have in common?

Bud Herron: ABCs aren’t elementary anymore

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Learning the ABCs was the way most English-speaking Americans began their journey in formal education.

Tami Silverman: Teach kids benefits of kindness, gratitude

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After months of self-care, protection and distancing, and with Thanksgiving and the winter holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to remind our children of the benefits of connecting with others through acts of kindness and giving. Like so many skills we teach our children, compassion and kindness take practice. Through their committed practice, they also can bring our children great rewards, such as increased confidence, improved collaboration and social networking skills, and a greater sense of community.

John Krull: Steve Bannon’s brilliant ploy

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For a guy who prides himself on being so smart, self-proclaimed kingmaker Steve Bannon does some stupid things.