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Marijuana laws should follow will of voters

If you weren’t already convinced that the blanket federal prohibition on marijuana is illogical, counterproductive and confusing, consider this: Despite the ban, all but three states have legalized some form of cannabis. That creates a serious and...

 

Daylight saving change may cause more confusion

The biannual shifting of the clocks took place Sunday morning, and you may be a little discombobulated. The transition to daylight saving time each March means losing the extra hour of night we enjoyed when the clocks shifted back four months earlier...

 

Chasing scandals unlikely to prevent second Trump term

Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee did themselves no favors Wednesday by approaching Michael Cohen as a man to be tarred and feathered, not probed as a witness. But they raised a question about the hearing that Democrats had no...

 

Property seizure should be for justice, not profit

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow against one of the most insidious practices of the American criminal justice system: the unfair confiscation of property from people convicted — or even merely suspected — of committing a crime....

 

Another viewpoint: 'Name and shame' decision may be free speech violation

The National Rifle Association deserves all the condemnation it has received and more for standing in the way of reasonable, lifesaving gun-control efforts. Because of the gun group’s cynical hard-line policies and near-religious embrace of the...

 

Sunday reader: Giving families peace of mind

FALFURRIAS, Texas - The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town's cemetery. The volunteers were here to help...

 

Shouldn't take death to see anti-vaccination consequences

Public health officials in New York and New Jersey are fighting a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people since November, most of them unvaccinated members of orthodox Jewish communities. The virus was traced to travelers from Israel,...

 

Trump trade wars abuse of executive power

U.S. automakers breathed a bit easier last week after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced an agreement to shelve threatened U.S. tariffs on imported autos and retaliatory European tariffs on U.S....

 

Abusive airport screeners not above the law

Most Americans are far likelier to be searched by an agent of the Transportation Security Administration than by an FBI agent. But according to a federal appeals court, if an FBI agent violates your rights you can file a lawsuit. If you’re...

 

Death penalty system fallen into absurdity

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a death penalty case that hinges on a fine point. The court has ruled in the past that it is unconstitutional to execute people who can’t understand why they face death at the hands of the state — usually...

 

Trump shows true view with harsh comment

In an off-the-cuff comment with legislators gathered in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss immigration, President Donald Trump laid bare his world vision. There are wealthy white countries such as Norway, which are welcome to send immigrants to t...

 

Spacecraft Cassini dies in Saturn's sky

Cassini, the NASA spacecraft whose breakthrough discoveries about Saturn and its many moons revolutionized the search for life beyond Earth, disintegrated Friday morning in the skies above the ringed planet. It was one month shy of its 20th...

 

Irma closes in on Florida

MIAMI — Florida prepared for deadly winds and life-threatening storm surge from Hurricane Irma Saturday by asking 700,000 more residents to leave their homes in advance of a storm that already has...

 

Florida braces for Irma

MIAMI — Hurricane Irma continued its deadly sweep through the Caribbean on Friday as residents of Florida waited with frazzled nerves and growing fears over just how bad the storm would be. The Cate...

 

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