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We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
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We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
2018-09-15 13:17:56
by Nathan Kasai

After widespread and unwavering backlash, President Trump tried to control the fallout from his self-created family separation crisis, signing an executive order that claims to keep asylum-seeking families together. But the President’s executive order simply trades one cruel policy for... Read More

Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media
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Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meeting with state attorneys general to discuss complaints against social media companies has been expanded to include Democrats, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Read More

Where have you gone, Bob Woodward
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Where have you gone, Bob Woodward
2018-09-14 11:14:03
by Leonard Pitts

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the ... Read More

Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue
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Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue
2018-09-13 12:05:58
by John Kass

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama are out making stump speeches, rallying the Democratic base for the critical midterm elections in November in the hopes of crippling President Donald Trump by taking control of Congress. Read More

Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem
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Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem
2018-09-12 07:56:54
by Leonard Pitts

When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation became mired in "truthiness," when they ask how we became so mentally muddled that we lost the ability to identify ... Read More

Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream
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Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream

If confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would remake that body to be arguably the most conservative Court in modern history. Read More

Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
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Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
2018-09-12 06:01:13
by Angie Craig

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
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Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
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A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
2018-09-11 01:07:03
by Leonard Pitts

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, even intimate. Read More

Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
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Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
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Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again
2018-09-05 23:39:35
by John Kass

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It's Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Read More

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