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Commentary: Trump gets sued over his asylum policy. Again. Next up: His fake national emergency

Injunction, here we come? Immigrant rights groups sued the Trump administration Thursday over its brazen decision to force asylum-seekers from Central American to wait on the Mexico side of the border as their cases proceed. The policy is a blatant attempt to make it even harder for the desperate to exercise their legal rights to ask for protection from persecution in their home countries, and ... Read more

Don Coyote says...

"The Mars rover lasted longer than most of my cars." Read more

Commentary: Are Democrats overstepping? Ask Barr

The structure of the U.S. Constitution assumes that the electoral process - aka politics - is the primary means of holding federal officials accountable to the people. Which is why President Trump's tweet storm assailing the House of Representatives' oversight hearings as "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT" is wrong as a matter of constitutional law. The hearings inform our politics and reflect them; in ... Read more

Horoscopes: Feb. 15

Overthinking is a real waste of energy. You have to trust (and it’s scientifically proven) that there are highly intelligent parts of your … Read more

Dear Abby: Readers advocate respect for opposing viewpoints

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing regarding “Open-Minded in the South” (Nov. 24), the Christian woman who’s a supporter of the LGBTQ community. She’s … Read more

Commentary: America has a farm labor shortage. We need a better guest worker program

Americans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally grown and responsibly harvested. In California, farmers and ranchers produce more than 400 commodities. That's more than a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts. California farm receipts exceeded $50 billion in 2017. This prodigious output isn't ... Read more

Commentary: What would Lincoln do? America's 16th president navigated times even more polarized than today's

Abraham Lincoln, who was born 210 years ago this month, was president during an era even more rancorous and polarized than our own. Yet he managed to navigate it - not in a way that pleased everyone or made him popular, but rather by keeping the good of the country always in his sights. His path has lessons for today's leaders. Lincoln's political philosophy consisted of only a few ideas, and ... Read more

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