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Let's stop treating community colleges like the ugly stepsisters of four-year universities

Michelle Singletary Repeat after me: My child is not a failure if he or she has to start out at a community college. And then I need you to stop saying, “Community college is like the 13th grade” – meaning it’s a continuation of high school.

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Being a true Republican

Craig Ladwig Eric Holcomb is a nice man, maybe a good man, and, for all anyone can tell given the quality of statehouse reporting, a competent public official. So what is it about the governor that bothers some of us? A friend this week provided the answer. He is a

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Talk about breaking rules

If you’re going to condemn someone else in politics, or any other walk of life, you should have your own house in order. Nancy Pelosi learned that the hard way on Tuesday as the Speaker violated House rules by accusing President Trump of sending “racist

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Pantaleo should be fired

On Tuesday, just one day before the statute of limitations would have run out, the Justice Department said it wouldn’t bring federal civil rights charges against the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold that caused a fatal asthma at

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Justice in a chokehold

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty-six days ago, Eric Garner, under arrest for selling loose cigarettes, died in police custody after 11 times saying “I can’t breathe” while pressed to the pavement by police. One thousand, six hundred and eigh

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Push-ups won't make the Biden campaign strong

Byron York Can a candidate who is leading the field by 12 points be weak? That’s the question of Joe Biden’s run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The fact is, Biden’s campaign is showing signs of weakness. So is the candidate himself. A

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Democrats say no one is above the law - except illegal immigrants

Marc A. Thiessen We have heard a lot about the importance of the rule of law from Democrats lately. During special counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of President Trump, Democrats in Congress delivered a clear and unified message. “No one is above th

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We're fuddy-duddies - in a good way

Leo Morris “Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.” – Ambrose Bierce I unflinchingly claim conservatism as part of my political philos

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The only certainty is uncertainty

There is no clarity in the presidential race at this point, no obvious favorite, no predictable outcome. Every factor that favors President Trump or the Democrats is balanced out by a negative trend. A victory – or a defeat – for either party is totally

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Democrats may regret Mueller testimony

Democrats dissatisfied with the contents of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election can’t seem to resist the temptation to pry off the lid of Pandora’s box. Craving the key to impeaching President Trump, they risk th

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Nobody eats wolf

Kathleen Parker From Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with the Big Bad Wolf to Kevin Costner’s balletic romance with some kindred, four-legged spirit in “Dances With Wolves,” Americans have long had a love-hate relationship with

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Economic research points the way for different education policy

Michael J. Hicks The past decade has seen a blossoming of research on the geography of employment and the effect of automation on the demand for workers and skills. However, I have become frustrated at how few insights from the past quarter century are underst

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Trump's executive order will help lower kidney disease

An executive order that President Donald Trump signed last week has the potential to cut kidney disease rates, make dialysis more convenient and increase the number of organs available for transplant. That means an improved quality of life for some Americans and a

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