President Trump shouldn’t divide our nation

Speaking on the White House lawn Monday, President Donald Trump continued his racist rants against four members of the House of Representatives, saying they “hate the United States.” At a news conference later, however, the respect and love of these women for their country shone, perfectly framing Trump’s childish strategy to denounce opponents personally because he can’t debate policy.

Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles

WASHINGTON — Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story Irish author Frank O’Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a high wall, O’Connor and his playmates tossed their caps over it.

Keep tweeting, Mr. President, and showing us who you are

Several news and political websites maintain running lists of President Donald Trump’s most offensive tweets, from his skepticism of former President Barack Obama’s birthplace to his attacks on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain to his sophomoric nicknames for fellow elected officials and world leaders.

Acosta says overdue adieu from Team Trump

Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta’s decision to resign Friday because of the renewed uproar over his handling of a case involving pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was U.S. attorney in Miami a dozen years ago should be welcomed by those who care about fairness in the justice system.

Nobody eats wolf

WASHINGTON — From Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with the Big Bad Wolf to Kevin Costner’s balletic romance with some kindred, four-legged spirit in “Dances With Wolves,” Americans have long had a love-hate relationship with the ancestral predecessor of our favorite family pet.

Let’s commit to safety for all atop Maunakea

Since the state announced construction restart plans of the Thirty Meter Telescope, uncertainty about what lies ahead on Maunakea abounds. Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond.

Mass shooters give hints before they explode

Acliché about violent offenders is that someone often will say what a nice, quiet neighbor the person was before the eruption. A new study of mass attacks in America suggests quite the opposite — and that perhaps more of these rampages can be prevented.

Why the pay gap between women’s and men’s soccer?

The U.S. women’s national soccer team just won the World Cup championship while the U.S. men’s soccer team failed to even qualify for the men’s World Cup last year. And yet, the women players make only about 20% as much as the men players.