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Opinion: Trump’s opening act with the U.N.

President Trump needs to bring America with him in making a reformed United Nations a place that actually solves problems. The Great Disrupter says he wants to revive the global community and make it work better.

Opinion: What happened? America’s political axis tilted

I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant.

Opinion: What did Jemele Hill get wrong?

Last week, the co-host of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Jemele Hill issued tweets calling the so-called president, among other things, “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” Jemele Hill got nothing wrong

Opinion: Governor’s race: 10 considerations

With the 2018 governor’s race 13 months away, Burdett Loomis analyzes the announced or probable candidates.

Opinion: Sanderscare is all cheap politics and magic math

One of the things about representative democracy is that you need the people’s representatives to actually work out the details. On this aim, both parties are barreling toward failure.

Opinion: Nickel prophets are a dime a dozen

A Pastor Keith Swanson said Hurricane Irma would be diverted if the Supreme Court immediately outlawed abortion and same-sex marriage. After all, it’s easy to find scapegoats and call it God’s will.

Opinion: Bring back the ombudsman

Journalists need to keep doing their jobs, aggressively and fairly. Ombudsmen can help keep journalists accountable.

Editorial: Significant raise for teachers

Increasing teacher salaries makes Lawrence district more competitive, which is good for everyone.Research shows that the No. 1 factor in education quality is the effectiveness of the classroom teacher. Against that backdrop, competing to hire and retain the best teachers available should be the top priority for the Lawrence school district year in and year out.

Opinion: Stirring Congress from its slumber

The president’s manifest and manifold inadequacies might awaken a slumbering Congress to the existence of its Article I powers and responsibilities.

Opinion: Climate deniers: Nothing to see here

As if it were not bad enough that Houston is still drying out from Hurricane Harvey and South Florida is hunkered down in the face of Hurricane Irma, last week found the newly formed hurricanes Katia and Jose, respectively spinning in the Gulf of Mexico and whirling west across the Atlantic. We face multiple, simultaneous catastrophes.