Local Opinion

David Shribman: Prayerful words for those seeking truth

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All but lost in the cacophony of the news of last week — continued fighting in Ukraine, continued economic worries, continued strife over abortion — were three of the most important sentences of the season. They came at the end of a 1,300-word speech that began “Happy Sunday!” and addressed a remarkable range of subjects from fishing to religious faith to what the speaker described as “a macabre regression of humanity.”

Erwin Chemerinsky: Draft Roe opinion shows brazenly political court

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Although it is shocking that someone in the Supreme Court leaked a purported draft of the opinion overruling Roe v. Wade, no one should be the least bit surprised that it is what the justices are about to do.

Editorial: For gifts this Mother’s Day, nothing will do

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Mother’s Day is upon us, the one day each year set aside to send cards, flowers, candy, gifts and well wishes to the person who brought us into this world. The person who nurtured us, loved us as only a mother could, and in most cases shaped us more than any other person.

Bud Herron: Wordle cult casts its spell

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My wife, Ann, Wordles.

Michael Leppert: Jan. 6 committee feels storytelling pressure

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I have felt for the longest time that America has begun to feel like a never-ending reenactment of Monty Python’s classic sketch, “The Argument Clinic.” The premise of the 1970 sketch is that there might actually be people who are simply looking for an argument and are willing to pay a pro to deliver one. Michael Palin and John Cleese expertly show how frustrating a so-called argument can be when contradiction is its only feature. First of all, the sketch is hilarious, but importantly today, it foreshadowed social media and contemporary politics 50 years ahead of its time.

Leo Morris: ‘Forgiving’ student loans

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My heartfelt congratulations to President Joe Biden. He is proposing an idea so bad that it replaces the No. 1 choice of worst federal government scheme of my lifetime.

John Krull: Don’t make a mountain out of a Musk hill

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So, multi-multi-multi-billionaire Elon Musk is buying Twitter and set the social media, business and political worlds all aflutter.