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How Time Flies 9/21/18

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Will: Today's fear-based parenting

Police came to Kim Brooks' parents' door in suburban Richmond, Va., demanding that her mother say w… Read more

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Page: Brett Kavanaugh case takes us back to high school

It must feel ironic for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be judged now by the standards that he once tried … Read more

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Crisp: Race, conscience and empathy in the Kaepernick episode

It’s instructive to consider the Colin Kaepernick episode from his point of view. Read more

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Barreca: Dropping my anonymity unlike The Times

I’ve been sending anonymous op-ed pieces to The New York Times for my entire life, and none of them… Read more

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Thiessen: Democrats talk about Trump breaking norms ... but now Obama is, too

When Barack Obama took the oath of office as president in 2009, George W. Bush wished him well and … Read more

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Editorials

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Editorial: Even feeding the poor is political

House Republicans have mounted a bid to decouple further nutritional assistance programs from agric… Read more

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Editorial: Recent fires a reminder about fire safety

At least four residential fires in the last 12 days should be a good reminder about fire safety and… Read more

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Editorial: What others are saying

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Editorial: Times column reflects need to stand up and be counted

It is — or should be — a rare act for a newspaper to use an anonymous source. Newspaper editors, an… Read more

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Editorial: What others are saying

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Letters

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McLean County clerk

I had the pleasure at a recent meet and greet event to talk with Nikita Richards, candidate for McL… Read more

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McLean County clerk

Nikita Richards is an honest, dedicated, and passionate woman. She works tirelessly because she car… Read more

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America is a strong, great nation

I've been reading lately that America was never great. Those with that opinion should pick up a boo… Read more

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McLean County Board

As a small business owner I spend my days keeping as many plates spinning as I can manage. And for … Read more

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McLean County Board

If you live in District 9, you might have seen David Parker practicing “shoe leather politics,” pou… Read more

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National Opinion

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Commentary: To weed through California candidates, here are two key questions to ask

For many Californians, it seems like a tsunami of policy proposals have been released this election season. The volume of ideas – coupled with the challenge of finding credible assessments of them – makes deciding which candidate or proposal to support all the more difficult. And even when we find reliable information, it often reads like a review of a candidate's capacity to lead as much as ... Read more

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Commentary: How America forgot 'Never Forget'

This week calls for reflection as we pause to remember the 2,997 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the thousands of Americans killed and wounded in military service to our country since that horrific day. Seventeen years later, we also honor the heroic actions of two American statesmen, former Gov. Thomas Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton. They led the eight ... Read more

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Commentary: Brett Kavanaugh contends a judge's views don't matter. He knows that's not how the Supreme Court works

Once again a Supreme Court nominee has insulted the intelligence of the American public by likening justices to "umpires." Echoing the language used by John G. Roberts Jr. at his confirmation hearings in 2005, Brett Kavanaugh declared last week before the Senate: "A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy ... . I don't decide cases based ... Read more

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Commentary: Rep. Cummings: Trump administration turns back the clock on health care reform

Last week, a federal court in Texas heard oral arguments in yet another lawsuit attacking the Affordable Care Act. The difference this time is that the Trump administration refused to defend the law - choosing instead to jeopardize the health care and financial well-being of tens of millions of Americans with pre-existing health conditions. Back in 2010, before we passed the Affordable Care ... Read more

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Commentary: The hidden agenda of the EPA 'transparency rule'

In April 2018, the Trump administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, proposed the use of the "transparency rule," which states that the EPA can only consider scientific studies that include underlying data made openly available to the public for analysis. It would, therefore, limit what scientific data could be used to determine EPA regulations. A four-month public comment ... Read more

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