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Germany finally acts on its Russian murder case after slow start

Bloomberg Opinion Germany’s reaction to the murder of a prominent Chechen in Berlin, carried out by a Russian citizen with highly suspicious travel papers, has been criticized as tepid and slow, especially compared to the U.K.’s forceful response in…

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Friday 12/06/2019
Snarky mockery of Joe Biden is sheer malarkey
icon Posted: 06 December 2019 [02:01 PM]

Cagle Cartoons I know it’s very uncool – at least in the precincts of snarky lefty Twitter – to defend Joe Biden, but I’ll give it a try. The Democratic front-runner is currently touring Iowa on a bus that’s newly…

THEIR VIEW: Mr. Schiff's impeachment opus
icon Posted: 06 December 2019 [01:59 PM]

Editorial These columns warned that once the machinery of impeachment was up and running, it would be impossible to stop. And so on Tuesday Adam Schiff released his House Intelligence Committee report on Ukraine that finds President Trump guilty of…

THEIR VIEW: Blame Bloomberg
icon Posted: 06 December 2019 [01:58 PM]

Editorial Sorry: It’s just silly to blame Brad Parscale, the Trump 2020 campaign manager, for the ridiculous position that Michael Bloomberg has put Bloomberg News in. Parscale announced Monday that the campaign won’t give Bloomberg News reporters credentials for “rallies…

Thursday 12/05/2019
President Trump was right to stand up for Navy SEAL
icon Posted: 05 December 2019 [05:40 PM]

Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher is a highly decorated combat veteran who made the mistake of posing for a photograph with a dead ISIS combatant. It was a breach of etiquette, to be sure. And it was not good optics…

Another world summit, wild display from Trump
icon Posted: 05 December 2019 [05:39 PM]

The Washington Post On Monday, House Republicans defended President Donald Trump from impeachment by (rather charitably) calling his brand of international relations an “ ‘outside the Beltway’ approach to diplomacy.” On Tuesday, Trump stepped outside the Beltway and reinforced how…

Wednesday 12/04/2019
President Trump should veto the Democrats' greedy green act
icon Posted: 04 December 2019 [02:09 PM]

Cagle Cartoons In a mad dash to expand all their favorite “green” cash grabs before the end of the year, House Democrats have published their most bloated smash and grab yet. They call it the Green Act, but a better…

Harris couldn't get the voters she needed most
icon Posted: 04 December 2019 [02:08 PM]

The Washington Post Sen. Kamala Harris ended her bid for the White House unable to rally significant support from the voting blocs her campaign and many political watchers thought would play a major role in sending her to the Oval…

THEIR VIEW: Humanity's future is 'bleak'
icon Posted: 04 December 2019 [02:08 PM]

Editorial The U.N. Environment Program released its latest report last week on where we are and where we need to be on addressing climate change. The word the authors chose to describe humanity’s future: “bleak.” “Countries collectively failed to stop…

THEIR VIEW: GOP needs to help secure our elections
icon Posted: 04 December 2019 [02:07 PM]

Editorial The surest way to guard our democracy against foreign interference? Persuade the meddlers not to meddle in the first place. Congress has a last chance to take a common-sense step in that direction before lawmakers call it a year.…

Monday 12/02/2019
Doctors are unnecessarily torturing dementia patients
icon Posted: 02 December 2019 [03:38 PM]

Special To The Washington Post About 1 in 4 elderly people will develop dementia. Many of them will be tortured by doctors. I should know: I am one of those doctors. I recently tortured an 88-year-old woman with advanced dementia.…

I'm not a junkie, give me the painkillers, already
icon Posted: 02 December 2019 [03:37 PM]

Special To The Washington Post Hi, Orthopedic Surgeon, it’s me. Your patient, who’s having double knee surgery for two torn menisci and two Baker’s cysts. You saw my MRIs and diagnosed the tears. So can we acknowledge I’m not some…

Sunday 12/01/2019
It's time for all votes to matter in elections
icon Posted: 01 December 2019 [12:53 PM]

Cagle Cartoons Here’s one safe prediction for the 2020 presidential campaign. Twelve so-called “battleground” states will once again command nearly 100 percent of the candidates’ general-election time and attention. The remaining 38 “spectator” states will be totally ignored because they…

Friday 11/29/2019
We need a major redesign of life
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:55 PM]

Special To The Washington Post It’s time to get serious about a major redesign of life. Thirty years were added to average life expectancy in the 20th century, and rather than imagine the scores of ways we could use these…

Trump continues to manufacture lies
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:53 PM]

Cagle Cartoons You could be forgiven for missing it in the build-up to Thanksgiving and the blizzard of impeachment news, but America’s fact-challenged chief executive was up to some old tricks this week. At a rally in Florida, Trump continued…

THEIR VIEW: Another billionaire seeks presidency
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:46 PM]

By Providence Journal Editorial One of the more interesting developments in the 2020 presidential race is the belated entry of 77-year-old billionaire Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic primary. His perception of the weakness of the Democratic field drove the businessman…

THEIR VIEW: Protest put sports in proper perspective
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:42 PM]

By The Connecticut Post Editorial On this much, everyone can agree. When it comes to the halftime protest at the 2019 Harvard-Yale football game, the protesters chose their time and venue well. Students and other activists drew widespread attention on…

YOUR VIEW: Mayor Erin Stewart is a great politician
icon Posted: 29 November 2019 [02:41 PM]

To The Editor: Good news for New Britain. Mayor Erin Stewart has been re-elected. She has earned her keep. She continues to make good things happen for the city of New Britain. She has the savvy of a great politician.…

Thursday 11/28/2019
THEIR VIEW: Free press is under attack
icon Posted: 28 November 2019 [06:31 PM]

As Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has stifled the country’s media in recent years, one organization has stood out for its continued independence and valuable reporting. That is the website Mada Masr, which appears in Arabic and English. Though the…

Quid Pro Quo is how presidents operate
icon Posted: 28 November 2019 [06:27 PM]

Cagle Cartoons “Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck supposedly said. “It is better not to see them being made.” Suffering through far too many hours of the House impeachment this week reminded me of the truth of that political…

The Salvation Army's actions speak louder than its theology
icon Posted: 28 November 2019 [06:26 PM]

By Stephen L. Carter Bloomberg Opinion Thanksgiving Day marks the traditional kickoff of the Salvation Army’s “Red Kettle” giving campaign. Volunteers flood the nation’s shopping malls and sidewalks, ringing their bells to ask for donations to help the nation’s…

THEIR VIEW: Don't stop on impeachment
icon Posted: 28 November 2019 [06:23 PM]

During two weeks of public hearings, House Democrats have laid out a compelling case for bringing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. One after another, career government officials and diplomats have corroborated the initial whistleblower assertion: The president sought…

Wednesday 11/27/2019
Bloomberg's focus on finance mostly benefits other billionaires
icon Posted: 27 November 2019 [12:08 PM]

The Washington Post There are many prisms through which to view the still-sprawling Democratic primary, but one I think is the most helpful is the politics of the possible vs. those of the impossible. On one side, there are candidates…

At a few farms, turkeys are the guest this Thanksgiving
icon Posted: 27 November 2019 [12:07 PM]

The Washington Post At Gene Baur’s sanctuary for abused farm animals, a Thanksgiving dinner is held each year with turkeys as the guests of honor. The birds are feted, not feasted upon. “We don’t eat them,” said Baur, an…

THEIR VIEW: Building a wind industry across CT
icon Posted: 27 November 2019 [12:07 PM]

Editorial In meeting with officials from Orsted and Eversource, the offshore wind power partnership eyeing the New London port as a staging site and, more recently, with Lars Pedersen, the CEO of Vineyard Wind, which has focused on Bridgeport as…

THEIR VIEW: 'No one is above the law'
icon Posted: 27 November 2019 [12:06 PM]

Editorial U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Monday eviscerated the Trump administration’s lawless intransigence in a ruling that was as sharp as it should have been predictable. No, former White House counsel Donald McGahn is not “absolutely immune from…

Tuesday 11/26/2019
The booming voice of conservative women
icon Posted: 26 November 2019 [02:36 PM]

Cagle Cartoons Elise Stefanik, a representative from upstate New York, tried to speak at the impeachment inquiry this past week. She tried several times to ask a question, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff kept cutting her off. He…

THEIR VIEW: China is achieving its 'beauty' by means of cultural genocide
icon Posted: 26 November 2019 [02:07 PM]

Editorial China’s government has insisted that the mass incarceration facilities in Xinjiang province in the far northwest of the country should not be called reeducation or concentration camps, but rather vocational skills training centers. To read the secret official manualon…

THEIR VIEW: Trump's EPA continues to attack science
icon Posted: 26 November 2019 [02:04 PM]

Editorial In a revolting exercise in sophistry, nonscientist Andrew Wheeler, Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has turned the principles of science against science itself. Recently Wheeler, a lawyer and former coal industry lobbyist, announced that the…

YOUR VIEW: Shame on Chrysalis Center and CCRE Corp
icon Posted: 26 November 2019 [02:01 PM]

To The Editor: Courtland Arms Apartments affordable housing scam. In April 2017, an article indicated the CCRE Corp “plans call for converting the site into 24 one-bedroom units, including four dedicated to supportive housing, 17 units with affordable rents and…

Monday 11/25/2019
How the West can protect Iran's brave protesters from Rouhani
icon Posted: 25 November 2019 [07:44 PM]

Bloomberg The Iranian regime is claiming that the latest spasm of street protests is dying down, with President Hassan Rouhani declaring a “victory” for the Islamic Republic. Skepticism is in order: The regime has not yet fully lifted its…

Chick-fil-A's capitulation is sad but not surprising
icon Posted: 25 November 2019 [07:43 PM]

Cagle Cartoons I’m not going to stop eating at Chick-fil-A for three reasons. First, I like it. Second, if I started avoiding businesses with which I might have a philosophical or ideological difference of opinion, my options would be pretty…

Sunday 11/24/2019
What President Trump should do on vaping
icon Posted: 24 November 2019 [01:48 PM]

Special To The Washington Post When regulations are contemplated to address an epidemic of teenagers using e-cigarettes, vaping advocates complain loudly. The restrictions will obstruct adult access to these products, they say, foreclosing the opportunity for smokers to use the…

Disney+ ruins classic movies with new trigger warnings
icon Posted: 24 November 2019 [01:47 PM]

Cagle Cartoons I adored the story of “Cinderella” as a child. The prospect of having a man so in love with me that he’d crisscross the Kingdom searching for my size 6 1/2 foot, was heady stuff. It never occurred…

MAYOR'S COLUMN: A call for civility in office
icon Posted: 24 November 2019 [01:46 PM]

Mayor's Column When the voters of New Britain first elected me as their Mayor in 2013, never did I think I’d serve four terms. I also couldn’t have imagined the immense changes that have taken place in our beautiful city.…

THEIR VIEW: UAW needs bolder steps
icon Posted: 24 November 2019 [01:45 PM]

Editorial The acting president of the 400,000-member United Auto Workers has announced a range of reforms to address the union’s yearslong corruption scandal. Without more teeth and without cultural changes at the top of the union, they are just window…

Friday 11/22/2019
If Pompeo doesn't testify, he should be impeached
icon Posted: 22 November 2019 [03:05 PM]

The Washington Post U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland implicated numerous senior officials and President Donald Trump in a plan to extort Ukraine: No White House meeting until the Ukrainians announced an investigation into nonexistent dirt on…

A transparency rule for big tech is the least-bad option
icon Posted: 22 November 2019 [03:04 PM]

Cagle Cartoons A new Wall Street Journal expose finding that “Google has increasingly re-engineered and interfered with search results to a far greater degree than the company and its executives have acknowledged” is sure to bolster efforts from the company’s…

YOUR VIEW: Why do CT Democrats continue to lie?
icon Posted: 22 November 2019 [03:04 PM]

To the Editor, Governor Lamont and CT Democrats are liars, plain and simple. Candidate Lamont said no tolls. Governor Lamont, within six months of elections said tolls are possibility. Within 30 days he insisted they are a must; and…

THEIR VIEW: Chick-fil-A concedes, left needs new target
icon Posted: 22 November 2019 [03:02 PM]

Editorial The left’s culture warriors always need new monsters to slay. Among their most improbable targets in recent years is the famously friendly restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, which this week appears to have surrendered. In 2012 CEO Dan Cathy, a committed…

Thursday 11/21/2019
Trump's dangerous war on the National Security Council
icon Posted: 21 November 2019 [05:57 PM]

Bloomberg Opinion The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is primarily a story about a president who appears to have weaponized foreign policy in a bid to bolster his own electoral chances. Yet it is also a…

This Thanksgiving, let the mashed potatoes fly!
icon Posted: 21 November 2019 [05:56 PM]

Cagle Cartoons America could use a good food fight this Thanksgiving. Every day in our country, factions grow and battle lines harden. Americans are spending more time with like-minded people, their “tribes,” and less with people holding differing viewpoints, those…

Wednesday 11/20/2019
Our health system is great. There's just one catch.
icon Posted: 20 November 2019 [01:47 PM]

Cagle Cartoons Sonji Wilkes learned the hard way that life can still throw you a curve, even when you play by the rules. She had health insurance and the hospital she picked to bring her son into the world…

Team Trump's no-holds-barred wrestler: Jim Jordan
icon Posted: 20 November 2019 [01:47 PM]

The Washington Post What’s an impeachment drama without a Republican wrestling coach stepping into the spotlight? Perhaps you recall that crazy day in December 1998 when the GOP majority in Congress found itself in a pickle. House Republicans were deep…

THEIR VIEW: Mitch McConnell needs to do something about gun violence
icon Posted: 20 November 2019 [01:46 PM]

Editorial Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., took to the Senate floor last Thursday to try to force a vote on gun-control legislation. He argued, "We can't go 24 hours without news of another mass shooting somewhere in America." Indeed, as he…

THEIR VIEW: Iran shuts off protests
icon Posted: 20 November 2019 [01:45 PM]

Editorial Iran had a blunt solution this weekend to an eruption of protests by angry citizens: Turn off the Internet. All of it. Web shutdowns have become a common strategy for repressive governments eager to disrupt civilians' ability to act…

Tuesday 11/19/2019
THEIR VIEW: Save the 'Dreamers' now
icon Posted: 19 November 2019 [07:24 PM]

Once again, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are refusing to act on immigration reform. And once again, children brought to the United States without any say in the matter are the victims, their lives in danger of being torn…