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Seeking the truth

Freedom of the press, a cornerstone of American democracy, is worthless if the news is inaccurate. But those who travel abroad hear perspectives about news that never surface in the U.S.

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Some hard questions now that Trump is the nominee

So Donald Trump is to be the Republican Party nominee. Establishment Republicans need to take a deep breath: The U.S. system of checks and balances was designed to preclude the kind of tyranny some are warning could accompany a Trump presidency. There will not be guillotines in the streets of Washington. Nonetheless, establishment Republicans are right to be shocked: Until recently, ours has been a strikingly successful political party. The Republicans’ governing wing holds majorities in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, state legislatures, and governorships. Under President Barack Obama, Democrats have lost 13 seats in the Senate, 69 seats in the House, over 900 seats in state legislatures, and 12 governorships. It looks like their losing streak may be ending.

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Community awareness can protect children’s mental health

The theme of this year’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day — May 5 — is “Finding Help, Finding Hope.” What does it mean for our communities in Pennsylvania? Recurring headlines from newspapers in our area, highlighting such issues as child endangerment, child pornography and youth suicide, might make both help and hope seem far away.

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Start thinking about solutions

Is the current increase in global surface temperatures human-induced, or is it part of natural climate cycles? Phil Edmunds (Letters, April 27) asks why glaciers at Yoho National Park in Canada receded during the late 1880s, before modern human activity was significantly influencing the environment.

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Graduates, beware bad advice ahead

The rites of graduation are commencing. In gyms, auditoriums and grassy quads, high school and college graduates will be treated, or subjected, to the great tradition of oratorical advice.

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5 foreign policy pointers for the next president

When it comes to voting in elections, Americans weigh domestic and foreign affairs differently. On domestic issues, they side with candidates who share their views. On foreign policy, they pick candidates they trust and then expect those candidates to keep Americans safe and secure.

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Skepticism over Trump 2.0

A few hours after he strengthened his claim to be the presumptive Republican nominee for president by winning five more primaries, Donald Trump delivered a speech on foreign policy in Washington on Wednesday to a group of foreign-policy insiders — a speech aimed at beefing up the presidential credentials of a man with an exceedingly thin resume on global affairs.

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