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Election disaffection

On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity — a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during a presidential election. Take today. Or rather, take the past several months during which Americans have begun to. . .

Defeating the Islamic State means getting the politics right

A tour of the war zones in Iraq and Syria with the top American commander ends, appropriately enough, here in Ankara, Turkey, the strongest power in the region and the place where the modern troubles began a hundred years ago with the collapse of the Ottoman. . .

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty � and that this should matter � has been. . .

Tolerance for deviants but not for normal

The vast majority of people exhibit common and uniform behaviors that define us as humans. They have intercourse with the opposite sex to produce children. This is normal and necessary for human survival. When children are not created in sufficient numbers a. . .

GOP will come around to support Trump

The Republican "leadership," represented most conspicuously by House Speaker Paul Ryan and the party's past four presidential candidates, are flummoxed�astounded!�by the popularity of Donald Trump with a segment of the party they pretend not to have known even. . .

Donald, Hillary and the Bernie factor

Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson's. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn reflecting. . .

Hamilton: Lessons from the man and the musical

The popularity of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers � while we wait in line for tickets. Alexander Hamilton, like the rest of our Founders, provided the solution. . .

Community support needed to address mental illness

Craighead County is on the cusp of correcting its treatment of the mentally ill, and there's no reason to stop pushing for fair and just � and constitutional � treatment of those battling mental illness. It's no secret The Sun has delved deeply into the. . .