Editorial: Counting us out? A bad Supreme Court census ruling

After Tuesday’s daylong Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court came a one-paragraph, unsigned opinion from her potential future colleagues: They granted the Trump administration’s effort to stop the counting for the decennial census, proving once again that the top bench — and who sits on it — matters immensely.

Editorial: Commonsense green

As recently as 2008 the platform of the Republican Party mentioned climate change 13 times. The GOP acknowledged that the Earth’s warming was caused by human activity, and a commitment was made to reducing the nation’s long-term use of fossil fuels.

As I See It: Vote as if your life depends on it

“Making predictions is difficult, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra? Nope, it was Nobel Prize physicist Niels Bohr. I’m going to go out on the proverbial limb and make some predictions, based on what I hear from the current Law-and-Order President. I fervently hope I will be wrong, hugely wrong. This may cost me some support, but some things are too important to not do. It’s all based on observable fact.

Commentary: The case for counting mail-in votes early

The FBI on Sept. 22 warned that foreign hackers and cyber criminals using fake websites and social media could spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections to “discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.”