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Fix electoral college

At least presumptively it's correct to say Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee, but we must remember that this is still an unpredictable year with an unconventional presumptive nominee ("The GOP has its nominee," Web, May 8). Published May 9, 2016

New concerns about free speech

The Justice Department's demand that the University of New Mexico define any "unwelcome" speech about sexual matters as "sexual harassment" violates the First Amendment. ("'Harassment' under Title IX raises concern on free speech," Web, May 2). If followed, it would ban jokes, cartoons and discussions that only hypersensitive people find offensive, at a huge cost to free speech. Published May 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The responsibility of the Republican elites

Hillary Clinton is cornered and bleeding, with Bernie Sanders nipping at her ankles, the FBI closing in on her and she's armed only with the shattered expectations of inevitably. That's not an augury to gladden the hearts and expectations of the Democrats, and the Republican elites see only rage and resentment through the tears of their pout. Published May 8, 2016

Rot at the top

If reformers ever clean up the Internal Revenue Service they'll need the biggest broom in town. Under President Obama, who inspired a hope for change in Washington eight years ago, the Internal Revenue Service has used its unchallenged power and authority as a weapon to harass the president's political and ideological opponents in ways that no previous president would have dared. Published May 8, 2016

Voters must say no to Hillary

Hillary Clinton continues to parade as a viable presidential candidate, but her charade will soon be over when she is finally charged criminally for her email operation while secretary of State. She is covering up her scandalous conduct in handling classified information and wants Americans to forget what she did in Benghazi. Published May 8, 2016

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'Let there be light'

Religious faith and science have long struggled, often against each other, in the search for knowledge. Man has hungered for explanations since he emerged from the cave, and perhaps before, and the study of nature and nature's wonders have put science in the forefront of the search for knowledge. Published May 5, 2016

Trump will unite the opposition

Members of the Republican Party have spoken clearly. Their choice for president is the candidate who is coarse, crude and ignorant, one who is as much a liberal Democrat as one who values the tenets of the Grand Old Party. Published May 5, 2016

Not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary

If Donald Trump fixes the economy, strengthens our military, secures our borders and nominates conservative Supreme Court justices as he has said he would, he should seriously be considered for president by the #Nevertrump crowd. To not vote for the Republican nominee is a vote for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. We know what we will get if the Democrat is elected. Published May 5, 2016

The importance of being yourself

Just who you are can be a mystery. A California lesbian couple is running for both queen and king of the high-school senior prom. Most people are satisfied with being themselves, and jealously guard their ID. It's difficult to stand apart from the blur in a nation of 320 million, and the explosion of identity theft renders the question, "Who am I?" as more than simply rhetorical. Published May 5, 2016

Trump can unite the GOP

Those Republicans and conservatives who sent mailings and used the media to solicit funds and do everything possible to end President Obama's destructive policies and prevent Hillary Clinton from being the next president, and who are now doing everything possible to prevent Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, from succeeding, were and remain dishonest individuals. Published May 4, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, daughter Ivanka, left, and son Eric, background second from left, as he speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The great Republican pout

The great pout of the Republican elites has run its unhappy course. It's time to move on, look forward and get with the program. Choose your cliche. Published May 4, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks to media during a briefing on the response and recovery plans of the ongoing water crisis by the unified command group at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

Coveting the Gipper's legacy

President Obama continues on the scout for a legacy. He's defending his economic record, which isn't much of a legacy, by jabbing at the ghost of Ronald Reagan and the bright economic record he left. Mr. Obama insists that the Gipper's tax cuts and boom times is a myth. That's not the way everybody else remembers it. Published May 4, 2016

President Barack Obama greets guests after awarding the 2016 National Teacher of the Year to Jahana Hayes, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Slouching toward a war

The endless wars in the Middle East continue. America and the West, despite the most fervent wishes, can't escape them. Despite President Obama's insistence that he has pulled America out of the conflicts, an American role continues. It's the curse of big power. Published May 3, 2016

New concerns about free speech

The Justice Department's demand that the University of New Mexico define any "unwelcome" speech about sexual matters as "sexual harassment" violates the First Amendment. ("'Harassment' under Title IX raises concern on free speech," Web, May 2). If followed, it would ban jokes, cartoons and discussions that only hypersensitive people find offensive, at a huge cost to free speech. Published May 3, 2016

Taking issue with the White House Press Corps

Surely this will not shock or even mildly surprise you. Personal surveys of each of the 72 members of the White House Press Corp reveals that not a single reporter is a Republican. A staggering 60 percent said they are not even registered to vote. As expected, a large number said they planned to vote for Hillary Clinton with a single reporter saying that he would consider voting for Republican front runner Donald Trump. Published May 3, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs during a campaign stop in Charleston, W.V., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The 'friend' of West Virginia

The loose lips that sink ships, as in a memorable World War II cautionary slogan, can sink a careless candidate, too. West Virginia was a reliable blue state in 1999 when Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore were preparing for what would become an epic battle for the White House. West Virginia looked safe for the Democratic nominee; the state had not voted for a Republican in 36 years. Published May 3, 2016

Remembering Daniel Berrigan

Renegade American priest Daniel Berrigan, who just passed way, was defiant, relentless and courageous. Published May 3, 2016

Restore felon voting rights

Recently I learned that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, by executive order, restored the right to vote to felons who had completed the full sentence imposed upon them by a court ("Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons," Web, April 22). Published May 2, 2016

When criminals go free

He we find another Obama henchman pleading ignorance and showing a clear inability to perform her job by using the "oops, we are stupid" gambit by continually releasing more criminal illegal aliens than we detain ("Detention beds left empty as criminals go free," Web, April 29). Published May 2, 2016