John Krull: Not a great night for America

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Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump had difficult and important work to do when they stepped before the cameras in Atlanta for the first presidential debate of this election year.

Marcus: The incomplete story of wages and prices

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We get lots of news about inflation. Sometimes, the numbers seem out-of-line with what we are experiencing. Maybe this column will help.

Dunn: Our Post-Dodds Era

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June 24th, 2023, the Dodds decision overturned Roe, and agencies have been attempting since then to determine how effectively this has reduced abortion rates.

Marcus: The elusive American Dream

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George Carlin once said, “it’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it”. But those voices in real estate tell us Home Ownership is the American Dream.

Michael Hicks: What is driving misperceptions about the economy?

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Do Americans view the condition of the economy through a partisan political lens rather than judging it based on facts?

Letter to the Editor: Trump did not get a fair trial

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The Shabazz article claiming President Trump got a “fair trial” in the laughably biased kangaroo court in New York was truly stunning in its own laughably biased assessment of this political hit job. Anyone who paid any attention whatsoever to the absurd judge pampering and basically coaching the prosecution, upholding their repeated objections in an offhand matter while disallowing defense motions and overruling nearly every objection they offered.

Adkins: How much longer can Republicans buy this martyrdom act?

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Donald Trump, the first American president to be convicted of a crime, said “I was just convicted in a rigged political witch hunt trial: I did nothing wrong.” He said further that “it’s not hush money. It’s a nondisclosure agreement. Totally legal, totally common.” However, there are flaws in his statements. Neither hush money payments nor nondisclosure agreements with porn stars are common. His conviction on 34 criminal charges was not for paying off a porn star. Rather, he was convicted of making false financial statements connected to those payments. To say it was a nondisclosure agreement makes no sense as he denied he even had sex with Stormy Daniels. And for his supporters to claim he should not be charged for crimes because he is running for office is an insult to the concept of justice.

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz: Let’s talk about Trump

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When it comes to former President Donald Trump, two things are true. First, he is now a convicted felon who was found guilty by 12 people who just two months ago did not know one another. And second, talk that Trump did not get a fair trial is either the most misinformed or ridiculous statement I have ever heard.