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By moving the Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Atlanta, where it was scheduled to be played this summer, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has, in the opinion of many Republicans, declared the league an arm of the Democratic Party and baseball itself to be a blue sport, with values oppose…

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Here’s a juxtaposition that neatly captures the state of today’s GOP: Republican lawmakers are telling their voters to get angry at corporations that express support for the voting rights of African Americans, while also telling them that raising taxes on corporations to fund infrastructure …

Although he may not have planned it, President Biden picked an auspicious date for unveiling his big infrastructure program. Exactly 34 years prior — March 31, 1987 — the House voted overwhelmingly across party lines to override President Ronald Reagan’s veto of an $87.5 billion highway and …

Since the death of George Floyd, the media, as well as their Democratic allies, have suggested that Floyd’s alleged murder is representative of broader American white supremacy, that Floyd’s experience with law enforcement is indicative of how American police pose an existential threat to Bl…

Evidence presented this week in Derek Chauvin’s trial on charges that he murdered George Floyd showed a national audience how the former Minneapolis police officer saw his alleged victim: as a dangerous, “sizable” Black man who had to be controlled, subdued and forced to submit. The message …

Raise your hand if you’re surprised by the latest crisis at our southern border. Only a naif would invite everyone to a party and then be shocked when they show up at the door.

The White House last week announced that President Biden has assigned Vice President Kamala Harris the task of overseeing the administration’s efforts to stem the flow of migrants at the Mexican border. According to CNN, this mission will consist of two roles: “Officials said Harris would fo…

At his first news conference since taking office, President Biden issued a scathing, if unintentional, indictment of his own party’s hypocrisy when it comes to getting rid of the Senate filibuster. Biden noted Thursday that between 1917 and 1971 “there were a total of 58 motions to break the…

Even though he doesn’t drink, Joe Biden was always bubbly at the holiday parties he gave at the vice president’s residence. He would lean in to tell you a good story or give you his unvarnished opinion about other top officials.

As we come to the end of Women’s History Month, it is a perfect time for people in Wyoming to stop and reflect on our state’s unique contributions to that history. More than any other state in the Union, Wyoming has made historic breakthroughs for women’s rights. Time and again, we’ve shown …

Spring seems just around the corner, 118 million doses of vaccine have been administered, and Americans are eager to get back to normal after a year of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. President Biden recently raised the prospect of a festive Independence Day. What could go wrong?

We are facing the greatest challenge to public education since some states and districts defied the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education and refused to integrate their schools. The evidence that remote learning has been disastrous for children, especially those from low-inc…

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country. He repeatedly spoke about the importance of America’s institutions and norms, and to the many who ultimately voted for him, those were the halcyon days of this country that they …

There is a ready response to the GOP’s relentless campaign to restrict voting access: H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would create nationwide reforms like same-day and online registration in federal elections, expanded mail-in voting, making Election Day a federal holiday and more. The House…

Restaurants are finally starting to reopen after months of being shuttered due to the pandemic. But many who want to support these restaurants — including vaccinated essential workers and seniors — cannot do so because of capacity restrictions.

People and governments everywhere have wondered whether the world has allowed American tech giants to become too powerful and too central to the way our societies work. What would happen if they suddenly chose to use that enormous power to win an argument with a democratically elected government?

As of last week, you can’t share a link to this editorial on Facebook in Australia. That’s thanks to legislation expected to pass the country’s Parliament that would force platforms to pay news organizations for hosting links to their content. The measure looks less likely to level the playi…

More bad news for Wyoming coal: Officials for the Coal Creek mine in the Powder River Basin just announced it is closing down. The blow follows closely on the heels of the Decker mine halting operations.

Employment growth has slowed over the past few months as the winter spike in COVID-19 led to new restrictions and more people unable to go to their jobs because they’re sick or quarantining. But one important group of workers has seen progress stall out since August: those over the age of 55.

If you’re seeking unity with your fellow Americans these days, you should probably skip next week’s impeachment trial — in which pesky Democrats will likely insist on accountability while patriotic Republicans argue that we should forget about the whole insurrection thing for the good of the…

When it comes to schools and the pandemic, those scary first days in 2020 were filled with unknowns. Even at the start of the school year last autumn, there was great uncertainty about whether to open classrooms in person. But now three scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre…

The past few weeks have been challenging for our country and for our citizens. The Jan. 6 protest in Washington began as peaceful but devolved into violence within the walls of our nation’s Capitol. This occurred while the legislatures were meeting to accept the Electoral College results fro…

When President Ronald Reagan signed the bill creating a federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he warned that “traces of bigotry still mar” the country.

As the House of Representatives takes the extraordinary step of considering a second impeachment of President Trump during his final days in office, two questions loom large: Did Trump commit impeachable offenses? And does it make sense to impeach even though the Senate may not try and convi…

The election is over, the votes have been tallied and, like it or not, the Electoral College has certified Joe Biden as our new president-elect. Whether or not you supported him, it is time to move forward with the business of democracy. Come Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be swor…

My first baseball memories are from the summer of ’54. I was 5, and my family had moved from Detroit to Cleveland, from one American League city to another. My dad, a Brooklyn-reared baseball fan who rooted for any team that might beat the Yankees, had switched allegiances from the Tigers to…