Our view: Give points to Trump on JFK files

As hopefully more than 25 percent of registered voters head to the polls today to decide a lot of municipal contests, it’s an appropriate time to mark the shocking electoral upset pulled off exactly one year ago Wednesday by our now 45th president, Donald J. Trump. Love him or hate him, just about everyone must […]

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Their view: Losers in GOP’s tax plan can afford the loss

It says something about the politics of tax reform that some of the best parts of the new Republican bill are its most politically vulnerable. Tax cuts are easier to enact because they produce only winners — at least if you put any resulting deficits out of mind, as a lot of people do. Reform […]

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Their view: Why we cling to clothes we never wear

We buy shoes we don’t wear, wear shoes we don’t like and have — buried at the bottom of a drawer — a cute bra that no longer fits. This is true even if we are men. Well, some men. If we are other men, what we have at the bottom of the drawer, usually […]

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Their view: Mussari taught us about the good in America

“Few will have the greatness to change history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events by standing up for an ideal, and sending out a tiny ripple of hope,” said Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. senator who became an icon of modern American liberalism. Anthony Mussari, of Dallas, who […]

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Their view: Selective outrage about Kevin Spacey

I first saw Kevin Spacey in an old crime series called “Wiseguy.” It was about three decades ago, and he played a character who had biblical knowledge of his sister, who obligingly shot him full of heroin through his big toe. I was enchanted. I followed his burgeoning career, through two Oscars and an Emmy-winning […]

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Their views: Don’t use New York deaths to make a political statement

On Tuesday afternoon, a green card holder from Uzbekistan mowed down some innocent tourists in New York, causing the greatest loss of life to terrorism there since September 11, 2001. Of the eight people who died, six were foreigners themselves, here on visitor visas. The other two were U.S. citizens. I have to talk about […]

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Their view: Congress wades into the social media swamp

Congress is grilling Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for allowing Russian agents to hijack their social networks. The grilling is long overdue. When Mark Zuckerberg took his company public in 2012, he said his mission was “to bring people closer together” and “create a more open culture,” not merely to make money. Facebook made […]

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Their view: Both campaigns sought dirt. Clinton’s way was legal.

There is a temptation for President Donald Trump’s supporters to approach Monday’s disclosures from Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, with the shrug of whataboutery. Sure, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been charged with money-laundering and other dirty dealings. But most of the details have been […]

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Your view: Vote for Dominick for Wyoming mayor

This is a response to some of the Wyoming Borough Council members’ letter to support Mayor Bob Boyer in his re-election bid. Stephen Nalewajko, you say you approved a bid for paving Monument Avenue. It is amazing that all of a sudden streets are on schedule to be paved with election so close. Why now? […]

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Their view: The art of the pejorative

When his old campaign manager was indicted Monday, Donald Trump called me on the phone, crying like a baby, and begged me to endorse him. I said, “You’re already president, Mr. President. You were elected.” He said, “I’d still like your endorsement.” I have a recording of the phone call. It’s so sad. Donald Trump […]

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