Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were wrong in 2016. They shouldn’t. The polls are real, and there is no doubt Trump is facing a serious c…

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a staunch Trump ally, said this about the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic: “I think the biggest mistake people make in public life is not telling the truth, particularly in something with as much public interest as here, because you know the real stor…

MIAMI — Hispanics are 60% of the population of Miami-Dade County, according to the U.S. Census. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won Hispanic votes here by a margin of about 290,000, which was not enough to win the state for her. An NBC News/Marist poll last month showed President Trump…

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There wasn’t much to say about the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The lowest point may have been when Trump went after Biden’s son Hunter and his addiction struggles. There are legitimate questions to be asked about Hunter Biden and his international dealings, …

You can get lost in the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter feed. When I visited that infamous German World War II concentration camp during the summer before our last presidential election, I had the overwhelming feeling that we were forgetting its terrible example — that we could fall into such evi…

There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of “sportsmanship.” Losers would graciously concede and wish the victor well, in most cases vowing to work with him or…

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During my career as a mathematics teacher, I stressed to my classes the relevance of mathematics in its use for numerical analysis of data. Comparing statistics drawn from the black and white populations of America on median family income, percentage of families who own their home and life e…

I was in New York on that Sept. 11, 19 years ago. The darkness that descended that day and the hope that rose from it are indelible parts of everyone who lived through the attacks, especially, of course, those who lost family or friends that day. The tragedy and the lessons we learned from i…

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It is getting time to cast your vote in the presidential election. As I did in 2016, I am using this column to communicate who is getting my vote and why. There are several people who I would strongly support for president, unfortunately none of them are named Biden or Trump.

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