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Opinion: Inhumanity rules the border

Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be a good idea. Would it work for you because you’re a stickler for obedience to rules — no exceptions? Would it be OK because the U.S. must convey to others that illegal...
Commentary: A job market this tight should deliver bigger raises

With the economy strong and unemployment low, why is wage growth so sluggish? Lots of economists and pundits are debating this vexing question. When the labor market gets tight, wages are supposed to rise faster. Instead, median wage growth is slower than it was back in 2016. The most benign explanation is that there’s no mystery here &mdash...
Commentary: Trump economy doing fine, to chagrin of the dismal science
Commentary: Trump economy doing fine, to chagrin of the dismal science

They don’t call it the dismal science for nothing. Remember Paul Krugman predicting the apocalypse in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. And now with the economy clipping along at nearly 3 percent, deregulation and lower taxes reviving manufacturing, and consumers confidently spending again, some two-thirds of private-sector prognosticators...
Editorial: Erecting early cyber-defenses key to protecting the vote
Editorial: Erecting early cyber-defenses key to protecting the vote

Thank goodness Palm Beach County elections officials haven’t waited for the state of Florida for help in hardening our voting system from cyberattacks. First, the Legislature failed to approve money for a cyber-security unit in the state elections office, so Gov. Rick Scott is resorting to a federal grant to contract for five consultants...
Letters Post readers express outrage over family separations at border
Letters Post readers express outrage over family separations at border

Judging by our letters to the editor, Palm Beach Post readers are outraged over the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” enforcement at the U.S. southern border resulting in migrant children being separated from their parents. We are receiving many letters denouncing the policy, and none defending it. Here is a sampling. More can...
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