Opinion

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Opinion: Choose an immigration policy and stick to it

For more than 20 years, I have held one position constant when it comes to immigration policy: We should have one. I am less concerned about the number of immigrants we take in every year than I am about the fact that we — voters, policymakers, politicians, what have you — don’t pick a ...

Opinion: What happened to the GOP since Ike?

Finding the last good Republican president was not hard in light of the moving 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the beaches and by the cliffs of Normandy, France. In military annals, the Allies storming Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944, went down as the most extraordinary land, ...

Opinion: Fauci hearing put paranoid politics on display

As American politics have become more polarized in the era of former President Donald Trump’s MAGA movement, we also hear it sound more paranoid. The dueling scandals of Trump’s hush-money trial in New York, where he was found guilty on all 34 felony counts, and Hunter Biden’s trial on ...

Opinion: The little guys lose with Trump’s tax plan

The late Sen. John McCain didn’t much like Obamacare, but in 2018, the Arizona Republican pulled it out from under then-President Donald Trump’s hatchet. Why? Because McCain saw the “skinny repeal” measure as a sneaky attempt to eviscerate the health coverage of little guys to free up ...

Opinion: How to harden democracy against Trump

As usual, Trump signals what he’s planning to do before he does it. He’s already signaled that he won’t accept the results of the 2024 election if he loses. Since announcing his candidacy, he has cast doubt on the fairness of the 2024 election on average once a day (according to an ...

Opinion: End the fear-mongering about contraception

We don’t know who they are or where they are. All we know is that some place or other, a shadowy group of powerful Republicans is meeting to figure out how to ban contraceptives. For all we know, they also might be scheming to cover up what really happened at Area 51 and to obscure the ...