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Round seven of the fantasy football draft is all about what your roster looks like. It's also a place where if you love a certain player, now's the time to snatch him up. 

  • By Clarence Page

After the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Va., I found the most memorable internet meme to be a news photo of torch-carrying white supremacists captioned: “Vanilla ISIS.”

  • Walter Williams

Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company’s diversity policy. The memo violated the company’s code of conduct by ‘‘advancing harmful gender stereotypes’’ by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap …

  • Clarence Page

In one of my favorite scenes in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” a comedy series about the world of computer engineers, a male engineer injects himself into a meeting between two female investors to explain, of all things, “something called ‘mansplaining,’ ladies....”

  • By Taylor Armerding CNHI News

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, at odds for much of the past month, agree on one thing: They want to stop the endless, raging river of leaks to the press of classified information.

  • Ruth Marcus

White House chief of staff John Kelly needs to draw a red line. Not with North Korea, but with President Trump. For the sake of Kelly’s own reputation but even more for the sake of the country, there can be no more presidential improv on the subject of North Korea or military threats in general.

  • By Mona Charen

James Damore is fortunate that we don't burn heretics at the stake, because he has blasphemed.

Several people that visited Clinton from the American Queen said Clinton had the most and the friendliest “red shirted” volunteers they had ever seen. In some cities, the Chamber sent two or three to welcome them and the residents ignored them.

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So-called experts appall me at times. I was watching some NFL show on television the other day, listening to a commentator talk about a handful of teams. 

  • Clarence Page

After reading the leaked transcripts of President Donald Trump’s January phone calls with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, I have a good book to recommend to our nation’s president.

  • By Garrison Keillor | The Washington Post

My wife has gone East for a couple weeks and now there is nobody to say, "You're not wearing that tie with that shirt, are you?" Nobody to point discreetly at her left nostril and hand me a tissue. Nobody to remind me of the name of that woman with the glasses (Liz) whom I ought to know -- I told my wife, "Her and me went to school together" so that she'd have the satisfaction of saying "She and I." "No," I said, "I don't think you went to our school."

  • Walter Williams

August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers shoul…

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With your running backs and wide receivers likely dotting the majority of your lineup, it’s time to start finding quality value. That may mean picking up a flex option, building some depth in those previously mentioned positions or finally filling in that tight end or quarterback position. I…

  • Ruth Marcus

Scary question of the day: If this is how President Trump reacts to news of a federal grand jury being employed in the Russia investigation, what happens if things turn really serious?

  • Mona Charen

If you haven’t heard of the ‘‘mattress girl,’’ it’s not for lack of trying among liberal opinion-shapers. Emma Sulkowicz, who dragged a blue mattress around Columbia University’s campus in 2014 to dramatize her plight as a rape victim, was profiled sympathetically in New York magazine, The N…

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There's always a few surprises in college football, both good and bad. If you can guess which teams will either have unexpected success or failure, then you should be in good shape in predicting win totals.

  • Clarence Page

When news broke that the Justice Department plans to investigate whether university affirmative action policies discriminate against white people, it hit late night comedians like a ball of catnip landing in a room full of kittens.

  • George Will

Southern Gothic is a literary genre and, occasionally, a political style that, like the genre, blends strangeness and irony. Consider the current primary campaign to pick the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. It illuminates, however, not a regional peculia…

In a week where the Clinton City Council was once again addressing pay raises for future members and the mayor, very few residents had time for the regularly decisive issue.

  • Clarence Page

So President Donald Trump was just joking when he suggested police officers should play basketball with the heads of suspects against the doorways of police cars? That's what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she believed on Monday. The tragedy is that she's right.

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Rounds 1, 2 and 3 are in the books, and by now, your fantasy football team should at least have your RB1 and RB2 spots filled. If not, you're in major trouble, because finding a running back that doesn't have several question marks attached to his name is all but gone.

Gun control is an emotional issue for some, but Americans should be able to have a calm conversation surrounding gun control that would lead to protecting gun owner’s rights while at the same time protecting lives.

  • By Walter Williams

For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards of living, greater traffic safety, more world peace, greater racial harmony, cleaner air and water, and less crime. Despite the fact that people have common goals, we often see them grouped in…

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It’s on to round 3 in our pursuit in finding the best players in each round of the 2017 fantasy football draft. Check out rounds 1 and 2, and the average draft positions are changing some, so we’ll avoid looking at players twice, and move them around accordingly.

  • Taylor Armerding CNHI columnist

As has been declared thousands of times since President Donald Trump claimed (yes, in a tweet) last November that he’d actually won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” he has presented “zero evidence” to back up his claim.

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The 2017 fantasy football draft is almost upon us. That means you need to have a strategy, whether you know what your pick is or if you find out on draft day. I’ve already looked at the first round suspects, so let’s take a look at who should be available in the second round.

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There's little debate about who the top-four wide receivers will be during the 2017 fantasy football draft. After a run of running backs in the top-three, the consensus average draft position of picks four through seven are Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans. 

  • By Clarence Page Tribune Content Agency

Where is first lady Melania Trump’s anti-cyberbullying campaign when Jeff Sessions needs it?

  • Ruth Marcus

The Trump White House is imploding. The only real thing to debate in that sentence is the tense. “Has imploded” is certainly arguable. Still, as the events of the last few days have shown, implosion, in politics as in physics, is not a moment but a process. The damage continues. It builds on…

  • By Mona Charen

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, perhaps attempting to curry favor with this week’s court favorite, Anthony Scaramucci (who — stay with me here — had just accused the president’s chief of staff of a felony), popped up on ‘‘Fox and Friends’’ to suggest that it is ‘‘demoralizing’’ to f…

It took a simple math equation this week to remind me that school can’t start soon enough.

  • By Bill Press

Everybody has a question about the Senate health care debacle. Here’s mine: How’d Mitch McConnell get a reputation for being a master legislator?

  • By Walter Williams

Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: ‘‘The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the …

Responsible custodianship of the environment and providing people with safe clean water should not be a political issue. It is a moral issue.

  • David Helscher Special to the Herald

A lazy summer day is for enjoying the outdoors, getting ready for or recovering from vacations, or late evenings on the patio. Not so much this summer for the economy. Congress unsuccessfully attempted to pass the first leg of its fiscal agenda, but extended the drama well into the summer. N…

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