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Facebook stokes anger for profit. Congress can demand it cool things down

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Facebook doesn’t just provide a platform for those who spread disinformation and toxic discourse — it actively incentivizes those behaviors in order to hook users on its product. That’s the disturbing allegation by company whistleblowers and others, as highlighted in congressional testimony Tuesday.

Top US commanders opt for blunt honesty

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Congressional testimony last week by the top Pentagon officials charged with the Afghanistan pullout made clear that President Joe Biden opted against their recommendation against completely withdrawing U.S. troops. Instead, Biden insisted on a hasty pullout, leading to disastrous results. The advisers didn’t seem proud about their assessment, nor did they try to sugarcoat the Pentagon’s various missteps that blocked a successful end to the 20-year war.

Thumbs up for Sept. 24

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Get out and enjoy the county fair

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It's just about here. Fair time, that is. And we've got one of best fairs there is right here in Jackson County.OK. Enough of...

Give Old Glory her due by celebrating

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The Tribune Today is Flag Day. While it’s not a designated federal holiday, let alone a Monday holiday when many people get a day off,...

Is letter grade best judge of school?

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Vincennes Sun-Commercial We’re not sure how important these letter grades that the state Department of Education assigns to schools every year are in attracting (if...

Tax cuts great but don’t expect much

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(Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel The Trump administration is trying to make the case that “big tax cuts” worked in Indiana to spur economic growth and would...

We’re in middle of fourth-generation war

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Thank God the authorities didn’t drop the ball on Indiana teenager Akram Musleh the way they did on Orlando mass-murdering terrorist Omar Mateen. ...

Attacking drugs on several fronts

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Opioid addiction has been wreaking havoc throughout the state for several years. For the first time in at least six years, drug...

Give Old Glory her due by celebrating

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The Tribune Sunday is Flag Day. While it’s not a designated federal holiday, let alone a Monday holiday when many people get...