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Prosecutors: Convict Trump or risk danger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future unless the Senate convicts him of impeachment and bars him from future office, House prosecutors insisted Thursday as they concluded two days of emotional arguments ...

Student loan forgiveness gift to well off

One drama of Joe Biden’s infant presidency was foreshadowed 13 months ago in Iowa when a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, answered a question. Her “a program for every problem” repertoire included up to $50,000 of forgiveness for ...

How the GOP can be reborn

Since you asked: The reason I’m hard on Republicans is because I expect more from them. There, now, does that make it all better? It seems that some of my Republican friends have had their feelings hurt as I’ve written so scathingly about Donald Trump and his enablers. Truth be known, ...

GOP crazies aren’t Dems’ problem

Let’s start with Marjorie Taylor Greene but keep it short. The Georgia Republican’s honking-mad commentary speaks of dementia, not anything approaching political discourse. She’s getting gobs of attention, but then, so do car accidents. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

Don’t quit on the GOP

After losing a national election, it’s natural that a political party goes through a period of soul-searching and internal turmoil. The Republican Party, though, has taken it to another level. President Donald Trump brought most of the GOP along for the ride during his conspiracy-fueled ...

Variant viruses raise concerns about COVID-19 reinfections

Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time, new research suggests. How long immunity lasts ...