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The oil market is screaming at consumers to rein in their use of fuel. Governments are doing everything they can to have us to buy, buy, buy. But there can only be one wi...
May 25, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Startup Bobbie introduced its infant formula product in January 2021, the first new brand to be approved for sale in nearly a decade. It was a small operator representing...
May 25, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
America didn't invent soccer, but this nation has taken global leadership in making the world's game truly equitable. A May 18 collective bargaining deal solidified an ar...
May 24, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
In the 2020 election, Republicans enjoyed substantial success in their efforts to demonize Democrats by labeling many as socialists and assailing those seeking to revamp ...
May 14, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
A few weeks ago, my husband and I lost a friend to an opioid overdose. He was not the first person we knew who died from an overdose, but he was perhaps the closest. And ...
May 13, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Florida communities are rallying to protest the Parental Rights in Education Act — or, as it’s better known, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — which will go into effect on July ...
May 12, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
While Democrats were spending their political energies enforcing gender-neutral vocabulary to please their progressive base, Republicans were executing a methodical and, ...
May 12, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
The Biden administration’s massive $33 billion aid request for Ukraine is the latest initiative in the effort to provide weaponry needed by Ukraine to fend off the Russia...
May 11, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
There have been a few times in my life when I’ve had a concerning health issue but skipped visiting the doctor. Even when intense stomach cramps left me doubled over for ...
May 04, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Twenty-five months into the pandemic, I finally caught COVID. It turned out that two-plus years of masking and distancing, Zoom dinner parties and FaceTime holidays, can...
May 04, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
I joined Twitter in April 2007, a year after its founding as a “microblogging platform.” I didn’t give much thought to my username. I chose an anonymous handle that combi...
May 04, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
My father was neither a constitutional scholar nor a theologian. In fact, with his high school education, he delivered letters for the post office for 44 years in our sma...
May 03, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
As millions of kids in the U.S. return to fields and courts for spring sports, black eyes and bloody noses are returning too. This time the injuries aren’t just among the...
April 29, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
The ruling Monday from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to spare Melissa Lucio’s life so her case can be reviewed in a way that affords her a fair defense, with the fu...
April 29, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
How out of control is inflation? One measure says it all: Prices are now rising as fast in one month as they used to rise in a whole year when President Joe Biden took of...
April 29, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
One of the world’s most influential social media platforms will soon be under the private ownership of the world’s richest person. What could possibly go wrong? Elon Musk...
April 28, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Compassion is so, so important if civilization is to rise to the heights most of us wish for, but compassion without wisdom can produce Karl Marx communism. “From each ac...
April 28, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
On April 18, Philadelphia made national news by reinstating the city’s indoor mask mandate even as COVID-19 mitigation efforts were being rescinded elsewhere. Health Comm...
April 28, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
My daughter, Zoey, is pregnant. I had her over for brunch. I served fresh-squeezed OJ. And her favorite, lox and bagels with cream cheese. Stop me, if you’ve heard this o...
April 27, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
"Widely available." That's how Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota's respected state epidemiologist, sums up the current supply of antiviral treatments — in other words, pills o...
April 27, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Attacking “waste, fraud and abuse” is a common promise made by both parties, but too often forgotten after the campaigning is over. On the touchy issue of student loan de...
April 27, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
The Republican Party has been railing against CRT, or Critical Race Theory, being taught in schools across North Carolina and the United States. Until now, the Democratic...
April 26, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Before my insurer had even preapproved coverage of the new injectable medicine my doctor had prescribed, I got a voicemail from its manufacturer informing me that I might...
April 26, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
There’s an old saying in politics that the best government makes the best politics. But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seem to be approaching that b...
April 26, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
When Russian soldiers invaded Lubyanka, a village near the ravaged Kyiv suburb of Bucha, the Russians forced all the men to assemble in a central square. Then the invader...
April 23, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Federal law requires Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from cases in which their “impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” Unlike other judges, however, Su...
April 08, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Anyone who ever has sent a tweet with a typo — and who among us has not? — craves an edit button. So the news this week that Elon Musk plans to agitate for just such a lo...
April 08, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Over the last several weeks, many have been calling for the resignation or impeachment of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. For example, Rep. Alexandria Oc...
April 08, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
My friend is a health care worker. My friend is the health care worker you would want at your bedside in a medical crisis. A registered nurse at a community health center...
April 07, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments
Wednesday, April 6, is the birthday of a woman of no importance. The beginning of this woman’s biography notes the rise of political extremism in an earlier era “on the b...
April 07, 2022 Other Voices 0 Comments