Opinion

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Opinion: CRT: this year’s war on Christmas

I have forgotten more about race than most people have ever known. Apologies if that sounds like braggadocio, but there’s a point that needs making. I’ve spent the better part of 40 years researching and writing about the history and dynamics of race in America — and 63 years living ...

Letter to the editor: Climate change affects all

To the editor: I was pleased to read, in Wednesday’s Journal-World, that the Planning Department will compile a climate change adaptation and mitigation plan. This plan is long overdue and should be completed expeditiously. The climate emergency will not wait. Climate chaos is not just ...

Opinion: On the value of championing values

When Mike Pompeo launched his “Championing American Values” political action committee recently, with the dark warning that America today faces “the dividing line between freedom and oppression,” the heavy language rubbed some people the wrong way. Understanding why that is may tell us ...

Opinion: Is Naomi Osaka brave or just shirking obligations?

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the world’s best-paid female athlete. She made an estimated $60 million last year. The 23-year-old is on top of the tennis world, but is her refusal to honor the rules set by that world justified? Osaka recently declined to attend a post-game news conference ...

Opinion: What America lost when we won the Cold War

Almost exactly 60 years ago, the newly appointed Chadian ambassador to the United States, Adam Malick Sow, was heading south on Maryland’s Route 40 toward Washington, D.C. He stopped at the Bonnie Brae diner and asked for a menu. The owner, Mrs. Leroy Merritt, sneered, “We don’t serve ...