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Grace Notes: Ironic name aside, Rainwater a serious choice to fix New Orleans' drainage woes

Grace Notes: Ironic name aside, Rainwater a serious choice to fix New Orleans' drainage woes

William Wordsworth was a poet. Larry Speakes was a spokesman for former President Ronald Reagan. A Sun Prairie, Wisconsin volunteer firefighter named Les McBurney regularly makes...
Our Views: In public documents case, Southern Law Center teaches students what NOT to do

Our Views: In public documents case, Southern Law Center teaches students what NOT to do

In promoting the practice of sound legal strategy to its students, a law school should lead by example. But in forcing journalists to sue them in order to get basic...
On a Center City street, I watched a heroin user revived with Narcan

On a Center City street, I watched a heroin user revived with Narcan

The seconds between your breaths lengthened. It was excruciating to watch your chest, waiting to see if it would rise again. A woman started to pray....
Should Frank Rizzo statue stay or go? That's the wrong question to ask.

Should Frank Rizzo statue stay or go? That's the wrong question to ask.

A monument not talked about is no longer valid....
Daily Signe Cartoon 08/23/17

Daily Signe Cartoon 08/23/17

Daily Signe Cartoon 08/23/17...
After Charlottesville, the challenges facing teachers in the new school year

After Charlottesville, the challenges facing teachers in the new school year

In the words of Kofi Annan, "our mission ... is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity." It's a...
Detroit superintendent Nikolai Vitti to charters: Come at me, bro

Detroit superintendent Nikolai Vitti to charters: Come at me, bro

New Detroit superintendent is tackling charters on their own terms....
Montini: Donald Trump says he loves me

Montini: Donald Trump says he loves me

EJ Montini: The president says his movement is a movement of love for all citizens. I am a citizen....
My Turn: Removing controversial statues isn’t the only option

My Turn: Removing controversial statues isn’t the only option

(This column originally appeared in LNP, the daily newspaper in Lancaster, Pa.)‘George Washington was a slave owner. So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going...
My Turn: Within these divisive events, there is hope

My Turn: Within these divisive events, there is hope

Recently, the nation was confronted with what many thought were points of view long since relegated to the difficult chapters of our country’s past. What we saw on display was an...
Editorial: Migration of the dragonflies

Editorial: Migration of the dragonflies

It’s a sight rarer than an eclipse or the Northern Lights. On the dunes just above the sea, just south of New Hampshire, squadron after squadron of dragonflies passed overhead, all...
Opinion: Why won’t Felder condemn Trump?

Opinion: Why won’t Felder condemn Trump?

State Sen. Simcha Felder is an Orthodox Jew who represents many Jews. Why won't he speak out publicly about President Donald Trump's comments about neo-Nazis?...
Job growth in the era of Trump

Job growth in the era of Trump

President Donald Trump likes to boast about the jump in employment since he took office. In fact, job growth is virtually identical to President Barack...
Police chief's letter: Prioritizing public safety paying off for New Orleans

Police chief's letter: Prioritizing public safety paying off for New Orleans

Since stepping into the office of superintendent just over three years ago to the day, I have been honored to work with Mayor Mitch Landrieu to reform, rebuild, and strengthen...
Letters: Zoo debate clouded with misinformation

Letters: Zoo debate clouded with misinformation

BREC and Friends of the Zoo (FOZ) threaten the poor BREC Commissioners with an all or nothing sky-is-falling $150 million (no land) decision this week. It’s simply not so. Just...
Letters: Americans should probe their ancestry

Letters: Americans should probe their ancestry

To answer all the hate that seems to be running rampant in our country, I implore every person who calls himself an American to do one important thing: research your...
Guest column: Impact of shale boom uneven

Guest column: Impact of shale boom uneven

Over the past two decades, the landscape for oil and gas development has experienced a fundamental shift due to technological advancements made in the U.S. Gulf Coast region....
Nevada transportation officials wasting taxpayer money on carpool lanes

Nevada transportation officials wasting taxpayer money on carpool lanes

Moving traffic faster should be NDOT’s goal rather than engaging in politically correct social engineering by pushing HOV lanes....
EDITORIAL: Teacher unions run amok in New York City

EDITORIAL: Teacher unions run amok in New York City

Rather than allow crummy teachers to be fired, the union fought to create the “reserve” — a sort of purgatory for poor performance....
EDITORIAL: Drugs proposed for execution of Nevada inmate cause controversy

EDITORIAL: Drugs proposed for execution of Nevada inmate cause controversy

Death penalty proponents should applaud the ACLU of Nevada for working to ensure that the state adheres to the strictest constitutional standards when carrying out the ultimate...
Remove the Rizzo statue from public property

Remove the Rizzo statue from public property

Celebrate Frank Rizzo in a privately funded facility, not on land funded by the taxpayers....
Philly420: Bombastic opposition to Mt. Airy cannabis dispensary is unjustified

Philly420: Bombastic opposition to Mt. Airy cannabis dispensary is unjustified

Philly should be looking forward to a day when thousands of marijuana retail stores contribute to our economy....
Commentary: Louise Linton spelled out her value system for you common folk

Commentary: Louise Linton spelled out her value system for you common folk

Louise Linton has proved herself to be an exceptionally obnoxious human being....
In re-entering race, Ed Perlmutter disappoints

In re-entering race, Ed Perlmutter disappoints

Congressman Ed Perlmutter pulled a fast one this week in deciding to reverse his decision not to run for re-election, and broke his word....
Labor Voices: Nissan union vote was influenced

Labor Voices: Nissan union vote was influenced

Despite Ghosn’s testimony that Nissan was neutral on the union, the company waged an anti-union campaign, Casteel says...
Our Editorial: Do politics as Vern Ehlers did

Our Editorial: Do politics as Vern Ehlers did

West Michigan congressman and nuclear physicist Vern Ehlers brought spiritual love to the House...
How the Veco corruption probe could impact Ben Stevens if he runs

How the Veco corruption probe could impact Ben Stevens if he runs

If he runs for governor, Ben Stevens will be pressed to answer questions about his work for Veco while serving in the Legislature....
Much of America repudiates the president

Much of America repudiates the president

Trump's Charlottesville response inspired the widest-ranging rebuke since his inauguration....
Current petroleum reserve plan is solid; don’t fall for land-rush mentality

Current petroleum reserve plan is solid; don’t fall for land-rush mentality

Rather than leap to drill, baby, drill, let's have a fair and open process before any changes in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska....
Feds see the light on strength of Alaska Native health care

Feds see the light on strength of Alaska Native health care

Old paternalism has faded in favor of the knowledge and competence in home-grown systems....
Athletes can sit for the anthem, but there’s a better way to take a stand

Athletes can sit for the anthem, but there’s a better way to take a stand

They have a right to make a statement. They'll speak with more force on their feet....
Louise Linton: ‘I’m rich, you’re not, so I’m better than you!’

Louise Linton: ‘I’m rich, you’re not, so I’m better than you!’

In a single Instagram post, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin managed to tap into elitism, narcissism, self-righteousness, incivility, apathy and blonde privilege — all...
Wide-ranging rebuke of Trump a glimmer of hope

Wide-ranging rebuke of Trump a glimmer of hope

You did not expect the Chairman and CEO of Merck to quit the president’s American Manufacturing Council. And Ken Frazier’s departure, which he framed as ‘a matter of personal...
Will Amazon be Opa-locka’s prince or just another frog?

Will Amazon be Opa-locka’s prince or just another frog?

There are many reasons to be optimistic. Amazon has shown that it can be beneficial to a local community’s economic ecosystem. But, as always, there’s a downside....
Díaz: Firearms and angry Trump protesters really shouldn't mix

Díaz: Firearms and angry Trump protesters really shouldn't mix

The men and women toting assault rifles outside President Trump's Phoenix rally wouldn't say why....
Montini: Divided we are; united we ... pose (at the Phoenix Trump rally)

Montini: Divided we are; united we ... pose (at the Phoenix Trump rally)

EJ Montini: Making 'friends' at the Trump rally....
Roberts: Trump to snub Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward

Roberts: Trump to snub Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward

It appears that two Arizona politicians won't be so happy tonight....
Kwok: Why Phoenix may never have a truly all-mail election

Kwok: Why Phoenix may never have a truly all-mail election

Phoenix may be poised to cast ballots only by mail, but there are reasons why it will happen later than sooner....
Why we love moments like the solar eclipse

Why we love moments like the solar eclipse

We chide them, but we cherish events that bring us together....
At Davidson, a study of policing, criminal justice and fake news

At Davidson, a study of policing, criminal justice and fake news

At Davidson College, Issac J. Bailey leads students in a study of policing, criminal justice, fake news and ethics....