Opinion

Opinion

All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

Op-Ed

Progressives should push proudly for Medicare for all

The smartest, savviest people in Washington will tell you Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” idea is dead on arrival, a waste of time and energy. But since those same smart, savvy people told you Donald Trump didn’t have a prayer of becoming president, I’d advise keeping an open mind.

Letters to the Editor

9/18 Letters: The history of Luther’s anti-Semitism

Regarding the letter to the editor “Remove Luther too” (Sept. 14): The author is right: Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism was virulent, violent and vile, but it also was more complicated than Schiffman makes it sound. Luther actually started out with a rather enlightened position, at least by the standards of the late Middle Ages. In 1523, he advocated for the inclusion of Jewish people into society and a non-violent mission effort to convert the Jews. When they failed to flock to the newly reformed brand of Christianity as Luther had expected, he turned against them with a vengeance, writing the diatribes of 1543 to which Schiffman referred.

Op-Ed

Trump, the Magic 8 Ball president

I say that because his responses to questions from the press are often distressingly short and vague. It’s like when I’d shake that dumb ball at a fifth grade sleepover hoping it would reveal if Allen S. was ever going to ask me to go steady. Sadly, all I got was “cannot predict now.”

Op-Ed

The Democrats have become socialists

WASHINGTON – When Bernie Sanders launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, he was often asked whether he, a democratic socialist, would actually become a Democrat. Now, more than a year after he ignited a movement with his unsuccessful bid, that question is moot. The Democrats have become socialists.

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