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Eli Lake: A 'unifier-in-chief' is a Democratic fantasy for now

If American politics were an Aaron Sorkin teleplay, one could imagine the Democrats nominating a unifier in 2020. "Let America Be America Again." Republican voters might disagree with him on health care and immigration, but not on U.S. leadership in the world. That Democratic candidate – call him or her "Senator Leadership" – defeats President Collusion. End Scene.

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Will Bunch: Time's up, Rep. Pat Meehan. Without ethics, you are nothing

There are few – if any – members of Congress who started out like Rep. Pat Meehan of the Philadelphia suburbs, who got trained as a hockey ref by the NHL and spent three years punishing slashers and trippers in minor-league backwater arenas before he went back to school and earned his law degree. Since then, the Cheltenham native has forged a big-league political career for himself through his own brand of hockey-ref tough justice – and his specialty was handing down the game-misconduct penalty.

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump's wall should be a bargaining chip on immigration

The Democrats' crusade to force a government shutdown in order to win permanent protections for "Dreamers" went down in flames Monday. The price extracted by Democrats was meager compared to what they wanted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) merely agreed to allow a floor debate on immigration (which McConnell said he'd have done anyway). But this compromise does guarantee that we will now get a "clean" immigration debate, and therein lies an opportunity for a big win – though President Trump may not like it.

Letters to the Editor

Trump was right about Washington

Enough is enough already the clowns in Washington on both sides are still playing their stupid games. Trump was right Washington is a swamp, but he did not realize how deep it is now they shut the government down. They are still getting their pay check what a joke.

Letters to the Editor

Salaries should stop in when government shuts down

As we all know the government was shutdown and the various politicians are blaming each other for this happening. All you are hearing is, how the government employees are not being paid and our troops not being paid, etc. Nowhere do I hear that the senators and congressmen are getting paid while the government is shutdown.

Letters to the Editor

Impact fees are a cost of doing business

Impact fees should not be capped at 90 percent. The developers are charged impact fees for infrastructure which is required only because of new development. That includes new or improved roads, new parks, increased law enforcement, public safety, etc. These are not taxes.

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