Their view: The data are in: Strong gun laws work

The day after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., House Speaker Paul Ryan sounded a cautious note: “I think as public policy makers, we don’t just knee-jerk before we even have all of the facts and the data.” It’s a common refrain from politicians opposed to strengthening gun laws: They […]

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Their view: Trump keeps playing the same resentment card

Just two months into 2018, President Donald Trump is beset with scandals. His White House is more dysfunctional than ever. He’s used vulgar language to describe poor countries and faulted Barack Obama instead of Vladimir Putin for Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And he’s continued to lie about pretty much everything. Yet his standing […]

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Their view: A Higher Education Act rewrite that benefits students, taxpayers and the workforce

Congress is preparing to rewrite the Higher Education Act, also know as the HEA, the landmark legislation passed in 1965 that signaled the federal government was committed to college access for all. The program has not been revised since 2008, so a thoughtful update is in order. Federal support for higher education is substantial. In […]

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Their view: Will we ever defend our kids?

WASHINGTON — At best the children’s crusade to remove the battlefield weapons from our streets (and schools) is a very long shot, but a noble one that gives the nation the first slim chance to resolve the escalating crises of how to prevent another massacre. If the candle of despair over what has become a […]

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Their view: Graham: A man who lived a Christian life

On a cool Tuesday night in October 1958, the Rev. Billy Graham walked onto a stage at the Charlotte Coliseum for the 26th sermon of a five-week Charlotte crusade. “Tonight,” he began, “I want to talk on how to live the Christian life.” More than 13,000 people had jammed the arena to see the young […]

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Their view: Pa. is now key to a Democratic House

Democrats took a big step closer to their goal of winning control of the U.S. House this year, thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. On Monday, the court, which had earlier ruled that the current congressional district lines in the state unfairly gave Republicans an overwhelming advantage, redrew the boundaries in a way that it […]

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Their view: Why Facebook is afraid of Mueller

Who is afraid of special counsel Robert Mueller? President Donald Trump is afraid. So are those who worked on his campaign. But they are not alone. Over the weekend, Rob Goldman made it clear that some of America’s biggest social media companies are scared of Mueller, too. Goldman is Facebook’s vice president for advertising, and […]

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Their view: Where we can do something about guns

“Thoughts and prayers,” “thoughts and prayers,” America’s go-to mantra as bodies are carted away from the scenes of mass shootings. The words were invoked after the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and Texas’s First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and the Pulse nightclubin Orlando, Florida, and the Las Vegas outdoor Route 91 […]

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Their view: February is time to focus on low vision

Do you know what low vision is? Do you know if you have low vision? Five years ago, before I became involved with Northeast Sight Services, I couldn’t tell you. Do you know how many people have low vision? Here are some eye-opening statistics: right now, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and up have low […]

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Their view: Plenty of room left on this bandwagon

There is plenty of room on the bandwagon! Many years ago, I got a chance to spend a little time and had a few conversations with Andy Reid, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at the time. Coach Reid’s humility and genuine kindness caught me by surprise, and I instantly became a fan. Ever […]

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