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Summary: Somewhere between isolationism and intervention there must be a middle ground. Finding it is up to our leaders. Where are those leaders and what is our foreign policy? Those questions had better be answered quickly, or the consequences from delay could be severe.
Summary: Children at my daughter’s school returned to class a couple of more times this week without a care in the world. ... Schoolchildren in Uvalde will never get the chance to live out their potential. Survivors and parents are forever scarred.
Summary: Letter writer commends Menards for making generators available following the recent storm event.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
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As older kids grow their independence, they spend less time at home, depending on their parents. Katie Pinke shares her memories of how her mom developed her independence by riding her bike to the grocery store and how her daughters are growing their own interests this summer break.
An editorial cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Summary: Tides go out but also come back. Savers who kept their clothes on, even when lower interest rates tried to seduce them into heavy borrowing, may be best positioned to get back into the swim.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
Summary: Painful and unpopular though it is, governments need to let the market work. Those who need help should be targeted specifically, whether they be hauliers or the less well-off. ... Fuel prices will keep rising unless demand is destroyed to meet available supply. Reducing pump prices through tax cuts is simply prolonging the pain.
Summary: This has been yet one more sad example of how the nation puts an unacceptably low priority on the health and welfare of mothers and babies — from failure to guarantee paid maternity leave for workers to lack of child-care support — which affects the choices new mothers are forced to make. So it’s not a surprise that this nation has among the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the developed world. Though breast milk is known to be the healthiest form of nutrition for young babies, many working mothers simply don’t have the support needed to breastfeed and pump while trying to hold down a job.

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An editorial cartoon by Bruce Plante
COVID is not a memory that can start to fade, but a reality to be addressed forthrightly in the interest of living fully. The lasting lesson of COVID, the one we should never forget, is how much poorer life was in isolation. There is a very good reason we must move forward and not backward, however difficult that may be.
Summary: The natural tendency of people horrified by tragedies such as those involving Martin, Brown and Floyd is to donate generously. That’s good. But the first order for donors must be to ensure the organization and its leaders are qualified to deploy the funds properly. No one advances the cause of racial injustice with self-serving contracts and a $6 million mansion.

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