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Fine job on opioid abuse bill, Congress. Now fund it.

Given the nation’s epidemic of prescription-drug abuse, Congress has risen to the occasion with the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which was signed into law by President Obama on Friday.

Legislation will help fight health scourge, but only if budget is adequate.

3 reasons why a plan for free tuition won't work

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has adopted one of her former rival’s signature campaign pledges. It’s a plan for free in-state tuition at a public college or university that resembles Sen. Bernie Sanders’ College for All Act.

For starters, the Clinton-Sanders view would aid the wealthier.


A depiction of Republican unity

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John Rash
Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Lori Sturdevant
Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.


Hillary Clinton: The comparisons

The Trump convention may have collected people it needed. For those still on the fence, consider Clinton alongside some flawed but productive pols, or as a happy medium, or even as the devil you know.


Sack cartoon: A depiction of Republican unity


A victory for voting rights in Texas

Court's ruling is a signal that other states should pay attention to.


Sack cartoon: It's Tim Kaine


Centrist Tim Kaine is a safe pick for Clinton

Virginia senator has reputation for bipartisanship that strengthens ticket.


Beware the dark words of an authoritarian strongman

We have never had a candidate whose speech was so un-Republican and undemocratic.


In Trump's America, signs of the apocalypse

The nominee played on people's real fears and pains to exaggerate his vague, simplistic solutions.


Readers Write (July 23): Donald Trump, nominee; ideology and values; fighting sexual harassment, and talking about the weather

He's a man with mysterious answers.


Minnesota Board of Teaching fails court test on licensing

Citizens who care about quality education should be at wit's end.


Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.


PolitiFact: The track record of Trump's acceptance speech

Fifteen of the Republican nominee's statements get put to the fact-checking test and produce the following range of results


Readers Write (July 24): The Trump base, Delta's MSP-to-Tokyo service, bare arms on female broadcasters

Not all Christians are with Trump, or against Clinton.