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    February 19, 2024
    NATO Trump Explainer

    View from Away: NATO alliance serves nation well, contrary to what Trump says

    In a few weeks, Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va., will be busy with activity as the city holds its annual NATO Festival, the longest continuous festival on the Hampton Roads calendar. It pays tribute to our region’s unique status as the home to NATO’s only command operations in North America. Owing to that long and […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2024
    Election 2024 Biden Age

    Commentary: Why do we talk about older people so negatively?

    Age matters, but so do words. While pundits debate President Joe Biden’s cognitive fitness for office and the possible motivations behind prejudicial language contained in special counsel Robert K. Hur’s classified documents report, the rest of us have a different problem: the “elderly.” Older people themselves aren’t the issue, but the way we talk about […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2024

    Commentary: Many Americans believe migrants bring fentanyl across the border. That’s wrong and dangerous

    Two unrelated facts combined with a lie form a powerful and dangerous piece of misinformation that is spreading virally. The facts are that a drug overdose epidemic is killing more than 100,000 Americans a year and that far more migrants are crossing the country’s southern border than ever before. The lie is that the migrants […]

  • Published
    February 17, 2024

    Commentary: Bread and circuses, American style

    Primary season is fully underway and the election year is heating up. Then again, do campaigns ever really stop nowadays? There was a time when election years stood out as what Washington talking heads referred to as “ crazy season ”: politicians making wild promises, we ordinary people egging them on, and outcomes settled in […]

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    February 17, 2024

    Commentary: George Washington knew how to govern but are we willing to listen?

    We all want America to flourish and prosper, but disagreements on “how” keep tripping us up. “How” is much more than picking between policy prescriptions – at its core it involves the way we treat each other, particularly those we disagree with. The person most essential to realizing America in the first place thought about […]

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    February 15, 2024

    Our View: When it comes to feelings on the economy, housing looms large

    Too many Americans are paying too much for housing.

  • Published
    February 13, 2024

    Commentary: If only Congress would listen to the CBO on immigration

    The upshot, in a nutshell: Immigrants get the job done.

  • Published
    February 12, 2024

    View from Away: Defense secretary must rebuild trust after unexpected absence

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last week took responsibility for not notifying the White House when he was hospitalized at the beginning of January, an important first step in rebuilding trust with President Joe Biden, Congress and the American people. While Austin’s desire to keep his medical situation private is understandable, this was a severe breach […]

  • Published
    February 12, 2024
    School-Shooting-Mother Charged

    Commentary: Will Crumbley verdict trap good parents too?

    Oakland County, Michigan, Prosecutor Karen McDonald wanted to send the message that gun owners need to secure their firearms, and in Jennifer Crumbley she found the messenger. But is the courtroom the place to advocate for policy outcomes, or is its sole role to administer justice fairly? “I want to be really clear that these […]

  • Published
    February 11, 2024
    Immigration Texas Border

    Our View: Republicans in Congress show true colors on immigration

    They got the best of border negotiations and still said no, showing they have no interest in solving problems.