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Trump’s immigration plan a step forward

Back in the middle of his campaign for president, Donald Trump outlined an immigration plan that would base more legal entries on merit. But it still came as a surprise to illiberal liberals when he recently said he was going to act on it.

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Dream a little dream of thinkers and gentlemen

Insidious is the force that causes us to dream of things we wish (or don’t wish) were so. Thus, on the eve of this column’s creation, I dreamt of Donald J. Trump. We were seated at a dinner table for eight, but the other six chairs were empty.

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Oh, Ivanka, why can’t you help fix your father?

Foolish optimists expected Ivanka Trump to be a moderating force in the White House. But by now it should be clear that she’s not part of any solution, which by definition means she’s part of the problem. Can anyone tell me why, other than nepotism, she has an office in the White House and a back-bench seat at meetings of the Cabinet?

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Senate leader is reduced to architect of failure

Mitch McConnell is helping the Trump presidency fail. That’s not the outcome the Senate Republican leader intended, of course. But that’s what he achieved last week when he presided over the apparent collapse of his party’s seven-year campaign to repeal Obamacare.

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End-of-life care falls short of vision so far

For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health-care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the preeminent journal of health policy.

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My curious love affair with Amelia Earhart

At the age of 75, I’m coming to realize that I may never know for certain what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on their round-the-world flight that disappeared in the South Pacific in July 1937.

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Kentwood looks to make their mark with core group of seniors

“We definitely want to get some playoff wins. This senior group, I think we are primed and ready to go ahead and make a deep run."
Chase Hutchinson chutchinson@thenewstribune.com
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Kentwood looks to make their mark with core group of seniors

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Gregg Bell on Seahawks' next move with Fant's major injury, more from Friday night

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JBLM's 100th birthday celebration

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Pete Carroll on George Fant's major knee injury