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Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Read more


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Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as implemented by President Obama through executive action, must be reinstated. Americans who care about preserving the rule of law must put aside their positions on the policy itself, and pray that the Court … Read more

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The (mostly) charming family movie “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is about a divorced father living alone in his posh Manhattan digs. Unexpectedly, he receives two boxes of penguins, and chaos ensues. But the 2011 film has a not-very-subtle subtheme: the prominence of future President Donald Trump … Read more

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When an obviously humane and demonstrably popular policy is implemented by a seriously flawed process, the Supreme Court must do its counter-majoritarian duty. It must insist that not even an admirable social end, supported by a national majority, justifies constitutionally dubious means. Th… Read more


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On a recent trip to Alaska I was stunned to learn that much of the Trump family fortune originated in the 49th state. While visiting the restored Klondike gold-rush town of Skagway on the southeast Alaskan coast, I picked up a copy of the local newspaper in the town’s busy visitors center. T… Read more

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I can answer Bill Faw’s question about President Trump’s statement of loyalty. (“Question for Trump Voters,” Oct. 23). In a word — metaphor. Only a blubbering idiot would believe that if he murdered someone he would go free. If he did so he would go to jail and/or be executed. He knows this.… Read more

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