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John Kass
October 4
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a Capitol Hill news conference this week.

Pelosi's rush to impeach resembles Bush's war push

Herding voters with scare tactics turned out disastrously in the Iraq war, and we can't be fooled again.
Gina Barreca
October 4
"I find myself gathering up reasons to distinguish my own clan from rival ones as if I’m working a pyramid scheme in reverse," writes Gina Barreca,

Devil's in the details when our differences define us

So what was it that made me/you want to throw you/me into the alligator moat?
James Reston Jr.
October 4
President Donald Trump left the White House en route to Florida on Thursday.

Impeaching Trump on the phone call alone won't go far enough

This is ultimately about improving the nation.
James Stavridis
October 4
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25.

Ukraine's geopolitical importance is getting lost

It sits between East and West, and it's the state with the greatest potential in a generally depressed part of Europe.
October 3

Rent controls are in fashion again, and renters should worry

Capping rents is a lousy answer to the problem of high housing costs.
Richard Moe
October 3

Gov. Walz, please stop Twin Metals mine

He needs to use his power to save our wilderness area.
Jeremy Munson
October 3
A one-size-fits-all government takeover of insulin payments is not the answer to the insulin problem, the author writes.

Counterpoint: Over-the-counter insulin is a viable option

Advocates of socialized medicine are eager to suppress this information because it doesn't advance their agenda.
Thomas L. Friedman
October 3
President Donald Trump walked out to speak to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday before boarding Marine One for a s

Thomas L. Friedman: How to impeach Trump, do justice and win an election

This all works provided Democrats keep stressing four things.
Editorial Board
October 3
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a news conference Wednesday about the impeachment inquiry.

Vote of the whole House would legitimize impeachment inquiry

That's what happened before the inquiries of 1974 and 1998. But Pelosi hasn't taken that step.
Jennifer Rubin
October 3
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, campaigned in Milford, N.H., on Sept. 2. Sanders is being tre

How campaigns should handle questions after health scares

Voter deserve full transparency. It may seem invasive, but no ones forces candidates to run for president.
October 2

Protect teens from the dangers of vaping

Nicotine affects adolescent brains uniquely, and e-cigs can hook kids.
Keith Ellison and Rebecca Lucero
October 2
The authors say Telescope Media’s fight to use personal beliefs to discriminate against same-sex couples is a case that has far-reaching, unintended

Keith Ellison, Rebecca Lucero: We will prove LGBTQ discrimination is not free speech

Appealing the wedding videographer case right now could result in a loss with dire consequences. So we'll go back to trial to protect everyone's rights.
Mike Kuhle
October 2
Don Brink picks up students on his route in Worthington, Minn. The town has seen an influx of undocumented children, but Brink does not support a plan

Counterpoint: In Worthington, where I'm mayor, immigrants help us grow, thrive

Most of us work through the challenges of change.
Tom Lobianco
October 2
Vice President Mike Pence waited during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 20.

Sudden Pence presidency unlikely, but here's what it would look like

He'd be a lot like a more conservative version of George W. Bush, though — based on his track record — less effective.
Jay Ambrose
October 2
Vice President Mike Pence during an event in August regarding the creation of a U.S. Space Force.

A President Pence might have voter appeal Democrats never dreamed of

He's not charismatic, but also not vulgar. He knows issues, how to negotiate and how to manage. He counters socialistic aspirations.
Eli Lake
October 2
William Barr, then the nominee for attorney general, testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January.

Ukraine is a scandal. Barr's investigation of Mueller's report is not.

There are fair questions that need to be answered about the origins of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016 and 2017.
October 2
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr during a White House event in early September.

Barr appears to be using his authority for Trump's political gain

Attorney general's close involvement in investigation into the origins of the Russia probe implies the desire for a conclusion that facts do not suggest.
Megan McArdle
October 2
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday

Don't make it too hard for Republicans to get on the impeachment train

To Democrats: Proceed carefully, don't shower invectives, don't say you told us so. How dare I make such demands? Three reasons.
Robert Atkins and Adam P. Frankel
October 1
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in her offices at the Capitol in Washington in late September. As speaker of the House, Pelosi is third in line

President Pelosi? Could happen, and there's precedent for preparation

She's third in line — as House Speaker Carl Albert was in 1973, when he was offered a contingency plan for the possibility.
Editorial staff
October 1

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