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A parent’s worst nightmare

Editorials “Way more than half of the dead babies I’ve had in the emergency room have been co-sleeping,” Dr. Lydia Holm, a physician in pediatric emergency medicine at Blank Children’s Hospital, told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register. “It can happen any time of the day or night.” Holm shared with a Register editorial writer the tragedies she regularly encounters due to parents sharing a bed... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Walking to good health

Editorials Poll after poll show health care and related health expenses are among the top concerns of Americans. One of the simplest methods of keeping healthy is to engage in physical activity, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by walking. Toward that end — and a host of associated benefits, both physical and fiscal — many cities are striving to make their downtowns more... 4:00pm 09/14/18

Ike’s interstate is nearly done

Editorials Ike, your work is finally, nearly done. Rest easy now. One of the most important legacies of Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, our 34th president, is within weeks of completion. The last unfinished segment of Route 95, the highway that connects Miami to the Canadian border in Maine, is due to be completed later this month. It is the country’s most-used highway in terms of vehicle miles... 4:00pm 09/13/18

Thoughts on accountability

Editorials Voters have to dig deeper than what politicians say. The recent suggestion that a different Congress is needed to hold Donald Trump in check is nothing more than contrived #Resistance circus. Trump was elected to hold both sides of Congress accountable for past sins, to tame a weaponized bureaucracy, to clean grit holding back the economy, and to remind legislating judges that... 4:00pm 09/11/18

Doing college ‘homework’ is crucial

Editorials Students need to do homework before choosing a college, and a field of study Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to help students pick a college by providing information on employment outcomes, student debt and a grade card comparing institutions. For-profit colleges are getting a break from rules that were established during the last weeks of President Obama’s... 4:00pm 09/06/18