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How to handle House Republicans’

If House Republicans refuse to raise the limit on the amount of money America may repay on what it owes — the deceptively named “debt limit” — they might force the United States to default, pushing interest rates into the stratosphere and shaking the world economy. President Biden ...

Don’t buy into Sharpton’s attack

Racism is abhorrent. So are shakedown artists who cry racism to rake in cash. The Rev. Al Sharpton publicly threatened McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski on April 27, using the same language his National Action Network has used for three decades to squeeze cash out of major corporations. ...

National Guard gets big boon from state DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ announcement Friday about its memorandum of understanding with the Michigan National Guard appeared to be a remarkable piece of news – and a masterful sleight of hand. This agreement allows the Guard special-use permits to conduct exercises on ...

Not too young to handle documents

Online, Jack Teixeira played thehotshot. The Massachusetts Air National guardsman, now accused of leaking valuable military intelligence, regaled his chat group pals about the juicy top-secret stuff he could share. “The job I have lets me get privilege’s above most intel guys,” he ...

The debt limit: Same old song and dance

The very term “debt limit” makes a mockery of any kind of responsible budgeting. Each time the government reaches the “limit” it gets raised with the familiar scenarios that include threats of a government shutdown (an idea that increasingly appeals to some conservatives) and the claim ...

Mouna Maroun leads Israeli Arabs

What separates humans from other species, the late William F. Buckley Jr. once told an interviewer, is “the ability to make distinctions.” Not every human has that ability, of course, and certain issues are so susceptible to distortion that even those with the ability to make distinctions ...