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Comment: Israel’s democracy faces more tests ahead
Protesters, institutions and business have shown democracy’s strength, but Palestinians are still left out.
Comment: Twitter’s ‘Chief Twit’ taking gamble by not paying rent
A company that stops paying its bills — such as $14 million in back rent — takes a significant hit to reputational capital.
Comment: Lawmakers risk second lawsuit over special education
Legislative funding proposals for special education fall far short of what school districts are due.
Comment: SNAP food aid needs reforms; work mandate isn’t one
Adding older Americans to its work requirement won’t save much money and won’t prompt many to find work.
Comment: UN should call out Putin’s move of nukes to Belarus
China’s Xi, who just met with Putin, can’t be happy that Russia is escalating the stakes over Ukraine.
Comment: Republican’s patience with Trump may not be assured
Depending on which charges he faces and the reaction to them, his support could ebb, starting with independents.
Comment: We need to stop trying to beat computers at their game
We can’t match the machines on output or speed. And we shouldn’t try. Let humans do the human stuff.
Comment: Why Trump’s detour in the bosom of chaos matters
Porn star Stormy Daniels may come out of this with more integrity than Trump could ever muster.
Comment: Yours is not your father’s climate change
Your experience of climate change depends on your generation and that of your children and grandchildren.
Comment: Hydro remains key to our next ‘Great Electrification’
Moving to a carbon-free electrical grid will rely on all sources of clean energy, especially hydropower.
Comment: Legislation could threaten access to telehealth
A bill to protect consumers’ health data could inadvertently undermine teleheath services.
Comment: Arkansas makes it easier to hire kids at slaughterhouses
When teens as young as 13 were found cleaning meatpacking plants, Arkansas eased its child labor laws.
Comment: Ukraine’s fate may be decided by who leads GOP
A split among Republicans regarding continued support for Ukraine is being closed watched in Europe.
Comment: DeSantis can’t avoid taking side on Trump indictment
He risks alienating MAGA voters, but DeSantis has a slim window to step in front of GOP’s ‘beta wolves.’
Comment: This time, banking crisis won’t wreck the economy
The underlying causes of the Great Recession aren’t in place now. Expect the economy to muddle through.
Comment: Call between Xi, Zelenskyy will be awkward, pivotal
Xi, with hopes for reunification with Taiwan, will have to respect Ukraine’s desire for sovereignty.
Comment: Capitalism denuded Amazon; it can reforest it, too
Using carbon credits, Brazil’s president can help the farmers and ranchers who have been living off the rainforest.
Comment: Election fraud crew turns to polls to push message
Kari Lake asked Rasmussen for its help; they weighted a poll to produce the outcome she wanted.
Comment: Those with disabilities need housing benefit help
People with developmental disabilities often qualify for housing aid, but the process can be daunting.
Comment: Xi, Putin seeking different goals in Moscow meeting
Putin’s focus is on weapons for his war in Ukraine. Xi is looking for stability and global influence.