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Inflation arrives at a bad time for Democrats

David Shribman WAUSAU, Wis. — The reminder, every time they drive down the street, of how high gasoline prices are. The delays in home construction and renovation because of supply-chain disruptions. The hike in the cost of a summertime respite at the lake. The ripple effects of a 5.4% increase in the price of dairy…

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The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook

Ken Paulson As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well. It’s an even better time to think about what would happen if those liberties were taken away. Sadly, the latter doesn’t take much imagination in 2022. Your closest video…

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Is medical debt vanishing from credit reports?

Liz Weston NerdWallet The three credit bureaus have promised to remove nearly 70% of medical debts from consumer credit reports within the next year. In addition, the Biden administration is reducing or eliminating medical debt as a factor in government lending decisions, which should make many home and business loans easier to get. Still, people…

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The promise of meditation for the heart and mind

Michael Merschel American Heart Association News Meditation, as a religious practice or mystic experience, may be as old as humanity. Evidence of its use dates back as far as 7,000 years, and some scholars speculate it might have begun among people sitting in caves, gazing into their fires. Today, it’s also the focus of serious…

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Mike Pence’s actions on Jan. 6 were wholly unremarkable – until they saved the nation

Lindsay Chervinsky Southern Methodist University (THE CONVERSATION) New revelations from the congressional committee investigating the events on and leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol show the crucial role then-Vice President Mike Pence played in thwarting the insurrection – and reveal the principles behind his actions. The 12th Amendment to…

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Road connects state’s past to present

David Shribman WARREN, N.H. — Come along for a leisurely drive on the winding, remote backwoods byways of American conservatism. Let’s start in Lebanon, N.H., where Norris Cotton worked as a lawyer before being elected to the U.S. House (1947-1954) and the Senate (1954-1974, 1975). He described himself as “rock-ribbed conservative and proud of it.”…

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Electric vehicles need only a gentle push

Froma Harrop What can you say about the president’s gallop to decarbonize the economy other than “giddyap”? Climate change is an existential threat to this country and world. But policy must be nuanced. On his push to build infrastructure for electric vehicles, President Joe Biden should consider a lighter touch on the crop. We specifically…

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California’s Homelessness Magnates

Ann Coulter Well, that didn’t last long. Chesa Boudin, the “progressive” district attorney of San Francisco, was recalled in a landslide election on Tuesday. Evidently, even that city’s progressive voters finally got tired of replacing their car windshields. (On the upside, once out of office, Boudin can keep prosecuting as many criminals as he did…

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Pro-choice movement calls for men’s voices

Elyse Clayton Breeze Courier After years of shouting “no uterus, no opinion,” plastering the phrase on signs waved at every pro-choice rally and protest, abortion rights activists are now asking for more men to contribute their voices to the cause, according to articles by the Associated Press (AP) and other news organizations. Though I’m glad…

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Biden barges in

Byron York There’s something remarkable about the gun debate that has arisen in the aftermath of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Compared to years past, the argument on Capitol Hill is somewhat muted. Yes, members of the House of Representatives are yelling at each other, but that’s nothing unusual. But in the Senate, where…

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