Opinion

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Is there a way to reboot government?

I think of technology and the government pretty much the same way I think about my teeth, which is to say they rarely enter my consciousness until they start to bother me. Then I can’t stop thinking about them, the same way you can’t stop thinking about a toothache.

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Populism on pause

Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself.

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Yes, we can afford Trump’s huge tax cut

My fellow economists claim — incorrectly — that we can’t afford President Donald Trump’s corporate income tax cut. There are some potential problems with the proposal, but there is no fiscal reason such a tax plan ought be ruled out.

Cindi Ross Scoppe

Stop coronating candidates; let voters elect them instead

In order to be elected, your name has to be on the ballot, and someone has to vote for you. That’s how it works everywhere in our state, except in towns and cities. Under an almost-certainly unconstitutional state law that has been on the books since 2003, municipal elections must be called off and the one candidate declared elected when only one person files for a council seat.

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The resilience of the resistance

Not only is the Trump resistance movement still strong, it appears to be getting stronger. People have found a salve for their sadness: exuberant agitation. Far from growing limp, the Trump resistance is stiffening and strengthening.

Videos

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail

The State's political cartoonist Robert Ariail talks about his June cartoons.
VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail 2:48

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail

Wil Crowe talks loss to Kentucky 3:05

Wil Crowe talks loss to Kentucky

Chad Holbrook: 'We weren't good enough to put up a fight' 3:07

Chad Holbrook: 'We weren't good enough to put up a fight'

Doctor's newest car will resemble F-16 1:33

Doctor's newest car will resemble F-16