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Miners’ union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs

By Matthew Daly Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest coal miners’ union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition” that includes thousands of jobs in renewable ...

One Manchin, one vote

WASHINGTON — Everybody wants to know where Sen. Joe Manchin’s hideaway is in the Capitol. The West Virginia Democrat has all eyes on his tall frame as he makes his way through the ornate halls for votes. President Joe Biden knows that this Joe could make or break his 50-50 hold on the ...

Tribalism breaks our bond with the truth

Daunte Wright should still be alive. The 20-year-old, killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, did not have to die. Officer Kim Potter confused her Taser and her gun, yelled, “Taser” at the young man and killed him. Watching the horrific and tragic body camera footage, she ...

Trump snipes from his bunker

Donald Trump, in his pathetic effort to roll the clock back to his rejected presidency, held a reunion of his faithful over the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, his resort home in Florida. He used the occasion to repeat his familiar smears against Senate Minority Mitch McConnell and other Republicans ...

Future of GOP may hinge on Florida

You know all those “Florida Man” stories? “Florida man arrested for throwing alligator through drive-thru window,” “Florida man learns the hard way he stole laxatives, not opioids,” etc.? There are several theories for why Florida men stand out so much, starting with Florida is ...

Dream big, work hard

As I was visiting Van Devender Junior High School to watch my granddaughter Athena cheer at a basketball game, I couldn’t help but notice the sign in front of the school that caught my attention that said, “Dream Big - Work Hard”. How inspiring for all the students coming into the school ...