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I try to be a positive guy, especially when it comes to grammar. I believe a rising tide lifts all ships and that there is more than enough good grammar to go around. If you came on my grammar talk show equivalent of “Oprah,” I’d be on stage yelling, “Look under your seats! You get good gram…

Oregon’s system of initiative and referendum, which allows the state’s voters to enact legislation on their own or repeal laws passed by the Legislature, is a powerful tool when used in the right way. But is a blunt instrument, too often employed to push complex laws that may come with unint…

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Georgia Tuesday to push their party’s bill to federalize U.S. election procedures on terms favorable to Democrats. “We are going right to the belly of the beast, or ground zero, for voter suppression, voter subversion and obstr…

The turning of the calendar page always prompts reflection, and seldom more so than this year. We have moved from the end of the Donald J. Trump presidency into the middle stages of the Joe Biden years. We have entered the third year of the coronavirus (the first American COVID death occurre…

There’s something about a brand new year that makes me want to wipe the slate clean, so to speak—clean house, clean diet, clean body, mind and soul—and start fresh all over again.

For the last year, we’ve heard one commentator after another tell us that American democracy is in crisis. The source of that crisis, we are told, is a hard core of the Republican Party that believes the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump and that Joe Biden, therefore, is not a legit…

By the end of this year, the United Nations warned recently, 377,000 Yemenis will have died from seven devastating years of war — in many cases killed by indirect causes such as hunger; in others, by airstrikes or missile bombardments. Seventy per cent of the fatalities are thought to be chi…

This is probably a minority position, but I feel very confident in saying that 2022 will be a very good year for the economy. We are looking at a situation where we have low unemployment, falling inflation and rising real wages. It is likely to be the best economy we have seen in many decades.

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