Editorials

Student loan relief v. loan forgiveness

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There is widespread concern about the crippling financial challenge to some 43 million Americans of their federal student loans. Proposals to deal with the...

Human Rights Watch should watch its words

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There are many problems with Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) contention that in "certain areas” of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, Israel’s “deprivations”...

Confronting domestic abuse

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During the past year, home has been a safe haven for most people. It was the comfortable refuge from the deadly pandemic, which predominantly...

Biden’s 100 day speech

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President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office last week with a nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress. He spoke...

Resounding bipartisan support for Israel

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In today’s combative political climate, amid mounting concerns of partisan posturing, there are few things on which most Democrats and Republicans agree. But a...

The gun problem

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We face a mass shooting epidemic. And the cure is evasive. The recent burst of mass killing is upsetting. But it has been relegated to...

The business of political speech

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We were surprised to hear Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warn Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Major League Baseball — and other parts of...

The lonely Lady Liberty

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We were under the impression that President Joe Biden was going to elevate the welcoming image of the Statue of Liberty. After four years...

Manchin in the middle

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Six months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that a United States senator serving in just his second term, from a state...

Toward Palestinian aid with purpose

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The Biden administration’s decision to resume financial assistance to the Palestinians is a sound humanitarian move. It is important for America to reaffirm its...