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Biden’s border ‘challenge’ worsens

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a “challenge” and never a “crisis.” He visited Del Rio, Texas on Monday and refused to use the offending word ...

Clarence Thomas and the Declaration of Independence

Last week, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrived at the University of Notre Dame to speak about the Declaration of Independence. Speaking invitations like this that Thomas accepts are few and far between. Anyone who cares about our country and listens to this address will ...

An economic history lesson

Following the death of Mao Zedong, former president and founding father of the People’s Republic of China, more than 40 years ago, his successor, Deng Xiaoping, instituted economic reforms that looked less like classic communism and more like capitalism. It didn’t happen all at once, but ...

France’s agony over sub deal couldn’t be helped

About France and its submarines: Australia’s decision to cancel a $60 billion contract to buy them and purchase American nuclear subs instead had to hurt. In response, France’s foreign minister called the U.S.-backed move a “stab in the back,” and President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ...

Rising prices

Dear Heloise: Now that we are isolating ourselves due to COVID-19, many of us are buying things online and having them delivered to our homes. Of course, there is a delivery fee and a tip for the driver, which I don’t mind paying. I think that’s only fair. However, I’ve noticed how prices ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Mercury’s retrograde in the sign of partnership begins with a drop of awareness about the nature of the arrangement. Most relationships are run by unspoken rules buzzing below the level of consciousness. It often takes a breach of those rules to be ...