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Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
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Column: Vote for Trump helps undo climate change progress
Column: Trump's new hotel offers everything he claims to hate
Letter: ‘Feelings and emotion’ as a birthday nears
Kathryn A. Reller Wilson
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
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July 5, 2016
Column: A toxic meeting on the tarmac
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch's tarmac conversation with Bill Clinton wasn't just stupid, although it was certainly that. It was a colossal misjudgment on both sides, most especially hers. The encounter was toxic. It adds to the already settled conviction among too...
July 5, 2016 - 6:21pm
June 26, 2016
Column: For the GOP, a pickle of a platform
WASHINGTON -- How do you write a platform for a party whose candidate's positions span the unfortunate gamut from nonexistent to offensive to flatly at odds with those of the party? Such is the thankless task consigned this year to Sen. John Barrasso. The Wyoming Republican is a...
June 26, 2016 - 8:01am
June 19, 2016
Column: The danger we can confront
WASHINGTON — Along came the alligator. A horrifying story at the end of a horrifying stretch, a heartbreaking coda befitting a nation on perpetual edge. That the story would go viral was guaranteed: a 2-year-old grabbed, his father trying in vain to fight off the primordial beast,...
June 19, 2016 - 9:39am
June 10, 2016
Column: The parent trap
WASHINGTON — Somehow, it’s always the parents’ fault. We are too lax, except when we are too helicoptery. We coddle the kids too much, except when we drive them into neurotic overachievement. We are enablers. No, we are Tiger Moms. The societal urge to blame is matched only...
June 10, 2016 - 3:01pm
June 5, 2016
Trump's outlaw view of the Supreme Court
“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78. WASHINGTON — Somewhere, Hamilton — West Indian, not Mexican — is weeping over Donald Trump and his alarming, ignorant conception...
June 5, 2016 - 8:05am
May 29, 2016
Column: Hillary Clinton's protective crouch
“I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.” — Email from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to aide Huma Abedin, November 2010, contained in State Department inspector general’s report on Clinton’s private email use. WASHINGTON — This is not a smoking...
May 29, 2016 - 11:30am
May 22, 2016
Column: Trump's lying is in a class by itself
WASHINGTON — Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton....
May 22, 2016 - 8:00am
May 19, 2016
Column: Trump is a stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar
WASHINGTON — The last few weeks have offered Americans a chilling glimpse of three faces of Donald Trump: the stonewaller, the shape-shifter and the liar. Trump the stonewaller has been on display in his refusal to release his tax returns. “It’s none of your business,” Trump...
May 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
May 15, 2016
Column: When age really becomes a number
WASHINGTON — “Ruth, you have a birthday coming up!” My friend’s voice contained an odd note of reproach, faint but unmistakable. The reason quickly became clear. “You have to get your age off your Facebook profile,” my friend said. She is an experienced Washington hand,...
May 15, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Column: How Ryan could recuse himself
WASHINGTON — My fellow Republicans, my fellow Americans: I stand before you today with a heavy heart, to say that I cannot in good conscience support the man my party appears to have chosen to be its nominee for the presidency. As a result, I will be asking Republican National Committee...
May 11, 2016 - 5:18pm
May 6, 2016
Column: Sheryl Sandberg, business titan and single mother
WASHINGTON — Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, would be the first to acknowledge that she is the world’s least-typical single mom. But on this, her second Mother’s Day in that unexpected status — Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly last...
May 6, 2016 - 9:32pm
May 4, 2016
Column: The November reckonings
WASHINGTON — Now that the contours of the general election are reasonably predictable, it is time to start thinking about the tripartite institutional reckoning that should come in November’s aftermath — for the media, Republicans and Democrats. For the media, the assessment...
May 4, 2016 - 5:22pm
April 29, 2016
Column: If Trump were a woman
WASHINGTON — Regarding Donald Trump’s insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing “the woman’s card” and that if she “were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote”: If Trump were a woman, he’d be lucky...
April 29, 2016 - 9:08pm
April 27, 2016
Column: The fault line between parties and voters
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump claims the Republican presidential primary system is “corrupt” and “rigged” against him. If anything, the opposite is true: The party’s rules have largely operated in Trump’s favor. Witness the fact that, going into Tuesday’s primaries, Trump...
April 27, 2016 - 5:14pm
April 22, 2016
Column: A conversation beyond bathroom talk
WASHINGTON — Into the overheated, under-informed bathroom wars comes a well-timed intrusion of sanity in the form of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court’s ruling in the case of Virginia high-school junior Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, was correct —...
April 22, 2016 - 9:31pm