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In a recent op-ed, U.S. House Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Sarbanes vowed to “make Washington work for the people.” With their new majority in the House, they pledge to end corruption, reduce the influence of special interests, and limit the role of money in politics. They intend to do this t… Read more

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How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.” … Read more

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Respected news sources have described those 16 televised minutes of shouting between Donald Trump and “Chuck and Nancy” as an “altercation” and a “lurid” exchange. To New York ears, it was just a discussion. Read more

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Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974 (and with the increasing likelihood of a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after confirmed reports of Republican election fraud there, maybe 41) and… Read more

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There is not much to say about President George H.W. Bush that has not already been said in the days celebrating the late man’s heroic and honorable life. But as the nation mourned, one could sense a great longing for a return to the civility and integrity of a previous era. More than nostal… Read more

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NBC's Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, "How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not focused on climate change every day, when it's not leading every one of… Read more

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WASHINGTON — A word can be worth a thousand pictures. In the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," the mild word "snip" describes what the camera, demonstrating the eloquence of reticence, does not show in gory detail: Kermit Gosnell's use of scissors to cut the spin… Read more

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Many of us lament the rise of identity-based political and social movements. They encourage us to think in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion rather than looking for shared values and beliefs that unite us as Americans. Read more

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Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of Ge… Read more

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A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter. Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was vie… Read more

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In spite of continued attempts, either misguided or malevolent — or both — by national leaders to undermine public trust and confidence in the American free press and free elections, the United States’ model of political and individual freedom has inspired billions around the planet. Barely … Read more

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From the beginning of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, I have believed that Donald Trump’s greed would provide the key to his relationship with Russia. It never made sense that Trump was a Manchurian candidate intent on betraying America’s interests for ideological reasons. Trump has … Read more

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The Centers for Disease Control has delivered sober news — average life expectancy at birth in the United States has declined for a third straight year due to extremely high rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. As The Washington Post reports, this is the longest sustained decline … Read more

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On Sunday, a group of migrants near Tijuana, Mexico, rushed through border fencing and attempted to enter the United States near San Diego. Tear gas was fired by Border Patrol agents, and most of the migrants turned back. A few dozen were arrested. Pictures and online videos showed children … Read more

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