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With fall approaching, the devastation from COVID-19 cannot be understated. In the United States, the case total has topped 6 million; the number of deaths will soon pass 200,000, not to mention the attendant disruption of children’s’ education and the concurrent economic havoc.

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The presidential campaign is at knife’s edge. Both parties’ campaigns assume that patterns of support will closely resemble those in 2016. And both are making surprisingly little effort, considering how close that contest turned out to be, with the 46 crucial electoral votes decided by just …

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Someday, you may be going back to your office, factory, store or wherever you worked. Know this: Your dog will be OK. He or she will be OK even if you've just spent six months tied wrists to paws, in locked-down intimacy.

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You know the first two nights of the Republicans' virtual national convention have gone well when you see that Politico's morning Playbook leads with a lame joke about the U.S. Postal Service hiring a new lobbyist, aimed at reviving the post office non-scandal. Ho, ho, ho!

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A federal health panel now recommends that men consume no more than one alcoholic drink a day. For 30 years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee set the limit at two drinks a day. (Women have long been urged to limit consumption to one drink a day.)

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I don’t know a lot about social media. I don’t know how it works technically. I don’t know why it is such a force in society. I don’t know why very prominent people like comedian Steve Martin, prognosticator Nate Silver and columnist Tom Friedman, who have plenty of outlets, tweet.

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Give Politico’s chief Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, some credit. After Michelle Obama’s speech capping the first night of the Democrats’ virtual convention, he tweeted: “Story of an era in two convention speeches: Barack 04: ‘There’s not a black America and white America . ... there’…

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Tesla’s announcement of a new, 2,100-acre gigafactory in Texas has rightly generated a great deal of excitement. In this time of economic crisis, news of 5,000 new jobs assembling the world’s most celebrated electric vehicle is an important step toward strengthening domestic manufacturing. I…

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the House of Representatives into a dramatic special session Saturday to address the U.S. Postal Service. The aim is to outlaw the cost-cutting and streamlining actions of new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, return to earlier mail processing practices, and sup…

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If the presidential nominating process is the weakest part of our political system — and, perhaps not coincidentally, one not referenced by the founders — the vice presidential selection process comes solidly in second place. Some might even argue it's a contender for the top spot.

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I dreamed the other night of my mother sitting in her chair at her kitchen table looking out the window as she did every morning for more than 60 years.

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Europe took dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Its shutdowns were so tight that the eurozone economy has fallen into a recession even deeper than ours.

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"Protestors in California," tweeted ABC News, about an incident in Oakland, "set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified."

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A little boy was taken to the Staten Island, N.Y., Zoo where he was enthralled to ride Jalopy, a Galapagos tortoise. Jalopy became a favorite. But then one day the giant tortoise wasn’t there, and the little boy learned she had cancer and had been taken to Arizona for radiation treatment.

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 A friend and I shared the same consumer frustration — and guilt over having it. We each wanted a bike rack for our cars but could not obtain our first choices.

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Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting.

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It was only a year ago that the state Legislature created the Wyoming Energy Authority — only a year, but it feels to many of us here in Wyoming to have been more like a decade.

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As James Carville said when he was running Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign for president: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This quote was his way of keeping the campaign and the candidate focused on the issue that mattered most to voters and therefore, the results of the election.

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It was carried home on the last day of school with all the careful energy a 6-year-old can muster. It didn’t look like much at first glance: a basic yellow plastic cup, filled to the brim with smooth black dirt.

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Dear never-Trump Republicans: Would you adopt me? I'm a centrist with left-leaning tendencies. I get along with cats, dogs and most libertarians. But I'm best off in a political home without small children.

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As the presiding chairman of the 2020 Republican State Convention, it has come to my attention that a group of self-branded “Frontier Republicans” are spreading misinformation to try and discredit the actions that the elected body of delegates took.

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