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With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing and the delta variant raging across Florida, it seems like this should be obvious: All hospital workers should be vaccinated. You’re at your most vulnerable … more
The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel really didn’t need a 39-page opinion on Friday to decide that, yes, Congress has the right to obtain from the Treasury Department and … more
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to begin reforming the beleaguered United States Postal Service which is being financially crushed by retirement expenditures and falling … more
The state of Texas no longer requires a license to carry a handgun, but if you’re going to carry, you should get one anyway. The state will continue to offer licenses, and firearm safety … more
On a night in mid-December 1773, a group of about 60 men who had disguised themselves as Native Americans boarded three merchant ships at a Boston wharf and dumped dozens of chests of imported tea … more
By staging a dramatic walkout Sunday,  Democrats in the Texas of House of Representatives prevented passage of a Republican bill that would make it harder for Texans, particularly citizens of … more
The Black Lives Matter reckoning has mainly focused on the too-high probability that African Americans will be on the receiving end of deadly police force. But other racial inequalities ... more
The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be remembered as one of the darkest days in the country’s history, a day when democracy was threatened by its citizens. We cannot erase the … more
A South Florida dad wanted to know how many COVID-19 cases were in his child's school. But the state health department, which has tap-danced, downplayed and obfuscated its way through this pandemic, … more
For a long time, pork barrel legislation and corruption have been close companions. Politicians had ways of bringing federally funded projects to their districts, and special interests that stood to … more
Unrelenting airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets on Gaza, and barrages of Hamas rockets onto Israeli cities, have moved into a second week. On the Palestinian side, the death toll topped 200, … more
On Monday the Supreme Court bolstered the Fourth Amendment's ban on "unreasonable searches and seizures," ruling that police officers may not enter a home without a warrant and seize property as part … more
The far right's undermining of American elections is an ongoing threat to the nation's future. An Arizona state Senate-commissioned "audit" of November ballots is not just a regional farce, but an … more
This isn’t a sentence we get to type often, but here goes: The truth is catching up to the National Rifle Association and its boss Wayne LaPierre as they attempt to evade accountability yet … more
On the 106th day of the 1,461-day term of Joe Biden, a man who earned more votes than any president ever elected and who from the start has aspired to unify the nation and backed up that rhetoric … more
Of all the bills rammed through by the Florida Legislature this session — sometimes revived late at night and then quickly passed by GOP lawmakers — the most egregious remains House Bill … more
Until a year ago, parents' struggles to find quality, affordable child care were largely considered a personal problem. Just another thing to juggle when working while raising kids. more
It’s not often that we use this space to weigh in on a local election. But, a proposed amendment to Cedar Park’s city charter moves us to speak. more
If you were born in this country, there is a high probability that you know less about the Constitution and American history than do immigrants who become citizens. more
Stoking fear of brown-skinned immigrants infiltrating the U.S. border with Mexico has been the preferred strategy of Republicans in the Donald Trump era, so it’s no surprise that the usual … more
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