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Anyone can have a bad day at the office, but few will outdo Ralph Branca. His workday of woe happened at age 25, and it nagged at him for the rest of his life.Branca, a former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who died last week at age 90, was the victim, … more
With each passing day and each new announcement from the president-elect about cabinet appointments, the absurdity reaches new and unprecedented levels.One thing is certain: Donald J. Trump definitely is "draining the swamp" in Washington, D.C. But … more
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … more
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
This week, congressional Republicans are supposed to begin — or at least begin to begin — the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the reality of repeal votes with genuine consequences as opposed to years of … more
It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism … more
President-elect Donald Trump's aides often cite his appearances at professional wrestling matches as an inspiration for his outsize political speaking style, and his buoyantly belligerent news conference in New York Wednesday proved he has no plans … more
Under fire from all directions, House Republicans Tuesday abandoned their shameful effort to effectively destroy an independent ethics panel. While that is cause for celebration, the attempt speaks to the dangerous sense of entitlement some … more
Today's nationwide epidemic of opiate addiction was spawned in part by doctors who, with the best of intentions, wanted to help patients in pain, and by drug companies that said they had just the remedy — long-lasting, effective painkillers … more
US president-elect Donald Trump has adopted a belligerent tone whenever he talks about China-his equivalent of Pinocchio's nose, perhaps-and his latest bid to tar China with the brush of responsibility for seemingly any and every issue that catches … more
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