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The Humanity of Walter Jones
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The Humanity of Walter Jones
2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

Trump Has Built His Wall Already
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Trump Has Built His Wall Already
2019-02-01 20:40:05
by Mary Sanchez

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that even the president doesn't fully grasp what a cadre of lawyers, policy makers and advisers are accomplishing on his behalf.... Read More

Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class
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Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed structurally deficient. Amtrak trains operate well below their maximum speed because of outdated tracks. Read More

After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win
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After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win
2019-01-29 14:10:22
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. Complex, messy, tribal -- it really makes a neocon long for the good old days of Latin... Read More

Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown
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Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown
2019-01-24 20:41:47
by Melody A. Kramer

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce
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How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce
2019-01-17 23:03:37
by Victoria Macdonald

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a rising tide of young employees who are looking beyond a paycheck to a sense... Read More

Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words
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Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words
2019-01-09 16:23:39
by Leonard Pitts

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability ... Read More

America's New Year's Resolution
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America's New Year's Resolution
2019-01-02 16:16:56
by Robert B. Reich

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

Israel’s Upcoming Elections
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Israel’s Upcoming Elections
2019-01-02 03:34:14
by Dan Cohen

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice
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Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice
2018-12-24 21:00:37
by Robert B. Reich

I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in the mid-'90s. It wasn't a pretty picture. A long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on government for services and paychecks. Read More

The Narc on the Shelf
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The Narc on the Shelf
2018-12-21 21:13:17
by The Narc on the Shelf

Thirteen years into this parenting gig I was pretty sure that I was acing low-key holiday parenting. Kids get something big-ish from us, modest things from Santa (equality, ya know), a few books, maybe an experience, but, most importantly NO ... Read More

Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border
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Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border
2018-12-21 21:00:39
by Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of funds for his long-desired "big, beautiful wall." The social media effort, started by an Iraq... Read More

Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
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Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
2018-12-18 00:39:50
by Rachel Marsden

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on the surface, but rife with scratching and groin-kicking underwater. A top executive of a Chinese telecommunications... Read More

What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions
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What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions
2018-12-17 00:32:39
by Robert B. Reich

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't discuss their alleged affairs with him as "a simple private transaction." Last week... Read More

After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
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After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
2018-12-16 00:44:15
by Carl Hiaasen

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. And, despite mountainous evidence of stomach-churning crimes, today he is free as a bird -- thanks to... Read More

Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress?
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Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress?
2018-12-15 01:22:38
by Dan Mahaffee

The American people settled on a divided government that reflected a divided nation in the midterm elections this week. The results foreshadow the wide gulf between the political parties and the narrow prospects for cooperation. Read More

Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights
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Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights
2018-12-14 00:32:36
by Mary Sanchez

Perhaps it was all those holiday wishes for "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to mankind" that crept into the mind of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In his farewell address to Congress this week, the Utah Republican floated an... Read More

The Lost and the Entitled
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The Lost and the Entitled
2018-12-12 04:54:08
by Robert Koehler

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off. He slid a canister of Endust toward me. "Spray the cloth," he said, "not the machine." I started choking on my sense ... Read More

Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End
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Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End
2018-12-12 01:00:57
by Rachel Marsden

One of the U.S. military-industrial complex's longest-running foreign-war charades may soon come to an end despite objections from the White House. What's puzzling is why President Donald Trump isn't standing up for the values on which he campaigned... Read More

A Tip for Tariff Man
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A Tip for Tariff Man
2018-12-10 00:28:12
by Robert B. Reich

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted last week. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $... Read More

George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of 'A Kinder, Gentler Nation'
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George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of 'A Kinder, Gentler Nation'
2018-12-09 14:45:08
by Leonard Pitts

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be. "Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled ... Read More

U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the 'Caravan'
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U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the 'Caravan'
2018-12-07 14:45:12
by Mary Sanchez

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder." Most Christmas seasons, the Bible passage from Isaiah prompts only the best of humanity to come forth with abundant ... Read More

George H.W. Bush Was Indeed a Prudent Man, and the World Was Better for It
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George H.W. Bush Was Indeed a Prudent Man, and the World Was Better for It
2018-12-06 14:56:28
by John Kass

The funeral of former President George H.W. Bush was a great celebration of a noble American patriot. There were the tears of his son that I won't forget. And there was the respect shown to him by his nation. Read More

This Is What Actual Election Tampering Looks Like
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This Is What Actual Election Tampering Looks Like
2018-12-05 14:45:10
by Leonard Pitts

I said it before, I'll say it again. "As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote. It cannot win, in other ... Read More

Humility and Civility: More Pols, Please, Like George H.W. Bush
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Humility and Civility: More Pols, Please, Like George H.W. Bush

There was once a private school that graded students on the usual academic subjects, plus a fuzzy category related to decorum: “Claims no more than his fair share of time and attention.” Modesty and deference are still enviable... Read More

Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person
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Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person

The ones who knew him best use words like decent, caring, patriotic. Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, was a good man. He stood on the U.S. Capitol steps on his inauguration day and said ... Read More

Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush
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Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush

President George H.W Bush didn’t like to be asked political questions during lunch, I and the five other journalists who would be seated at his table were warned by the White House staffer in charge of protocol. Read More

Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter
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Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter

President George H. W. Bush was on his way to the small, stone-walled church where he worshiped while at his Maine home each summer. But first, there was a piece of news that called for his response. Read More

Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation
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Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation

George H.W. Bush, who lived a long life of public service, embodied a lost virtue in American politics: the idea of restraint. Bush was a man of modest goals whose often-ridiculed lodestar was prudence, the determination not to make ... Read More

Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct
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Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct
2018-11-30 21:32:42
by Will Marshall and Anne Kim

For years, partisans and ideologues have assured us that the political center is dead, so don’t bother making persuasive arguments to swing voters. Just get your base out, and may the most “energized” team win. The 2018 midterm elections, however,... Read More

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