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  1. | Posted: Jan 12 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — In the eighth year of a presidency, who is qualified to begin delivering a historical judgment? President Obama and those who serve at his pleasure are naturally biased. His critics are too engaged in the battles of the moment. Journalists and commentators tend to go after darting, shiny, plastic lures of narrative. But events are still too fresh and wriggling for historians to do their mortuary work.

  2. | Posted: Jan 11 2016 - 1:30am

    Federal land management made a rare appearance on the front page this week when a small group of armed anti-federalists seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon. While this raises numerous questions about the Second Amendment, the heart of the issue isn’t guns or militias, it’s the federal government’s management of the public domain: the millions of acres of land that are owned by all Americans.

  3. | Posted: Jan 11 2016 - 1:30am

    BEDFORD, N.H. — This year’s Republican presidential campaign is where hope and optimism go to die. Don’t pretend that Donald Trump is an exotic outlier. His spirit haunts a party that can’t get enough of gloom and fear.

  4. Posted: Jan 8 2016 - 1:30am

    On Sunday, West Hawaii Today will begin publishing weekly police arrest logs.

  5. | Posted: Jan 8 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — It is axiomatic that congressional Republicans will oppose anything smacking of “gun control,” which may as well be read as “Your mama.”

  6. | Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 1:31am

    “Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”

  7. | Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 1:30am

    The debate over team names and mascots derived from Native Americans has been going on for decades, and it’s not about to stop. Since the 1970s, many high schools and colleges have dropped names such as Indians, Braves and Redskins because many Native Americans find them insulting. The University of Illinois has retained Fighting Illini but dropped Chief Illiniwek.

  8. | Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Ammon Bundy and the other armed militants occupying a federal facility at a wildlife refuge in Oregon have a beef with the administration — the Teddy Roosevelt administration.

  9. | Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Was 2015 a particularly bad year for police shootings? Were unarmed African-American men disproportionately killed in encounters with police? Or did it just feel that way thanks to the newfound attention being paid to officer-involved shootings since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on a Ferguson, Missouri, street in August 2014?

  10. | Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:31am

    WASHINGTON — The old admonition about not messing with Texas (expand that to Texans) has become more a reality than ever. If you should happen to be visiting the Lone Star State be careful who you bump into … literally that is. He or she might take offense.

  11. | Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:31am

    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

  12. | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:16am

    Grow or die. It’s the choice facing any business — including the health care business.

  13. | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:15am

    In Washington, a city with many memorials, the locals argue heatedly these days over whether one should be painted over.

  14. | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 8:47am

    There’s a whole new wave of tech companies whose big pitch is the relief they offer from the burdens of the modern white-collar workplace. SquareSpace, whose ads you’ve heard if you’ve ever downloaded a podcast, helps you promote your personal brand by making it easier to build a website. Slack, whose slogan is “be less busy,” promises to bring all your messaging and file-sharing systems together in one place. If you’re in the growing ranks of independent contractors, FreshBooks supposedly makes it harder for clients to ignore your bills.

  15. | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 8:36am

    For Japan, World War II is not resolved history. It is, incredibly, a recurring controversy.