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Opinion: Must A Court Vacancy Become a Political Nightmare?

History often repeats itself. Before treating the present Supreme Court vacancy as an unprecedented circumstance, consider that actually we’ve faced a similar circumstance before. The year was 1956 and Dwight D. Eisenhower was heading into a re-election race when an unexpected opening on the Court occurred. Justice Sherman Minton — a judicial moderate conservative —

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Opinion: Follow the Constitution and Count the People

Our democracy depends on facts and data — and right now, it’s under threat. There is no understating how incredibly important the census is. It all boils down to money and power. That is why the Trump administration, since the first week in office, has tried to skew the 2020 census count. The requirement for

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Opinion: What if the Presidential Contest Isn’t Close?

The old adage goes: military generals always fight the last war. Maybe the same is true for punditry. In 2016, nearly all the politicos predicted a victory for Hillary Clinton. Stung by their public humiliation four years ago, today most of the “experts” are acting like the presidential race is neck-and-neck even though nearly all

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Opinion: Wildfires – Point / Counterpoint

Point: Wildfires Prove There Is No Time for Delay in Rejecting Fossil Fuels Hannah Sohl | InsideSources.com  In southern Oregon, we have been living with the effects of climate change for years. Our summers are hotter, drier and increasingly smoky due to wildfires. Smoke has shut down performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and endangered the

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Opinion: The Real Wildfire Story Isn’t the Climate Tale You’ve Been Told

As a professional meteorologist, I am always happy to discuss and debate what’s happening to our world’s weather. But I am disappointed when advocates for a political viewpoint weaponize weather events to push an agenda. We see it nearly every year with hurricane season, in part I suspect because every two years it coincides with

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Opinion: The Double Standard for Nicotine and Cannabis

The U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote on a historic measure to end federal prohibition on cannabis. Ironically, just as the public and political leaders realize the folly of prohibiting cannabis, we are rushing toward a new prohibition with many of the same pitfalls. Prohibiting nicotine vapor is unjustified by all the science so

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