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Fake news is a real threat: Always consider the source
“Perception is reality,” Republican political consultant Lee Atwater is famously quoted as saying. That’s never been more true than it is today, as fake news and online conspiracy theories allow people to pick and choose the reality in which they live.
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Tea and infamy: Wisdom from our long-ago enemy
Here’s a rhetorical question: When was the last time you thoroughly enjoyed a cup of tea with a friend? We’ll come back to that thought later.
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Medicare on notice
Medicare as we know it is in imminent danger. If all goes according to plan, Medicare’s guarantee of quality health care for retirees will be replaced with vouchers and a firm faith that the lives of seniors will fall on the right side of an insurance company’s cost-benefit analysis.
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Another needless loan
The Dec. 1 Butler Eagle reported Butler County’s decision to borrow yet another $7 million this month as a tax anticipation note.
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The failure of our justice system
We got sucker punched.
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Trump must put country before business interests
Donald Trump must choose: Be president, or be chairman of his company. He can’t do both without creating severe conflicts of interest, at the very least. At worst, Trump’s private holdings could undermine critical foreign policy and blatantly violate the Constitution.
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Dems need to find another RFK
Here’s an idea for beleaguered Democrats looking for a way out of their postelection wilderness: Look back to a Democratic icon of half a century ago who was on the cusp of uniting precisely those angry working-class whites who rallied to Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton’s coalition of minorities and liberals.
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States should control health care policy
In January, a new president and Congress will have to revisit health care policy. Premiums are soaring, patient choices are narrowing, exchanges are hollowing out, co-ops are failing and funds to bail out insurers are growing scarce.
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