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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

America’s budget process swallows time but achieves too little

WRITING a budget should be about imposing order. In America, it frequently causes chaos. By letting funding for the federal government lapse on January...

The brief government shutdown could presage…another government shutdown

IF YOU want to shut down a government as painlessly as possible, do it over a weekend. The federal government closed for business at...

Salting the Earth

REPUBLICAN administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency have often sought to trim their powers. Anne Gorsuch, a Reagan appointee (and mother of Neil, a...

The profitable business of selling to the hard-up

“THEY want to build one every four miles,” says the cashier at Dollar General, a discount shop, in Lewisburg, a small town in the...

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court invalidates the state’s congressional map

IN 2010 Republicans won majorities in both houses of Pennsylvania’s legislature, which gave them control of the state’s decennial redistricting process. Like politicians everywhere,...

Restoring black Americans to the saddle

Yee-hawAPART from the Missy Elliot and Ludacris songs that blare through the speakers in lieu of country tunes, the Bill Pickett Invitational sounds and...

Fentanyl is lethal and almost impossible to keep out of the country

IN A cavernous warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport, United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers process six packages per second. As cardboard...

Why Donald Trump has become a pro-life crusader

OF ALL Donald Trump’s policy contortions none is more dramatic—some would say incredible—than his position on abortion. In 1999 he described himself as “very...

A severe case of “truth decay”

THE president seldom expresses contrition. One exception came after a vulgar video, showing Donald Trump boasting of grabbing women by their nether-parts, nearly torpedoed...

Donald Trump’s travel ban heads back to the Supreme Court

ON JANUARY 19th, almost a year after Donald Trump issued his ham-handed initial ban on travel from Muslim countries, the Supreme Court agreed to...

Health

Atlanta hospital opens mobile ER to handle flu cases

As the flu epidemic overwhelms Georgia, one Atlanta hospital has set up a mobile unit to handle flu patients.Original Article
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