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Local columns

Government delays flights

NEW YORK — Planning to fly this summer? Good luck. Delays are up. Cancellations, too. Why? Because of the pilot shortage. A pilot shortage? How can this be? Flying is a popular job. Some people fly small planes just for fun. Why aren’t there enough commercial pilots? Because the ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, May 28, the 148th day of 2022. There are 217 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On May 28, 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, made up of freed Blacks, left Boston to fight for the ...

Midterms: The first stress test for democracy since Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — Today is Tuesday, democracy’s favorite day. There’s a lot to talk about in that word. Primaries are upon us. The national news media, especially The Washington Post, can’t get the story straight about former President Donald Trump’s sway in the midterms. Barely a ...

Theology, politics and abortion

WASHINGTON — The archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, has announced he will no longer allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her refusal to adhere to Catholic doctrine on unborn human life. This continues a battle between Catholic politicians who claim fealty ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2022. There are 218 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, unanimously struck down the National ...

The law and racism

WASHINGTON — The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital last year for symptoms of ...