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Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate
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Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate
2018-11-28 21:39:07
by John Kass

If there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after being hit with tear gas on our Southern border, it's this: Using that image as a sentimental weapon to fend... Read More

The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children
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The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children
2018-11-28 13:39:24
by Leonard Pitts

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter. Morality matters, too. And on Sunday... Read More

Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
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Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law
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Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law
2018-11-26 13:39:25
by Robert B. Reich

The "rule of law" distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It's based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them. The first is that no person is above the law, not even a president. Which means... Read More

A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them'
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A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them'
2018-11-25 13:39:22
by Leonard Pitts

"All life is interrelated." -- Martin Luther King Jr. "Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." -- John Lennon A few words about "us" and "them." It is, of course, the baseline division of human existence, probably dating... Read More

GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating
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GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating
2018-11-21 13:39:20
by Leonard Pitts

So Georgia voters decided against Stacey Abrams as their governor. Maybe. With all the shenanigans perpetrated by Republicans in that state, we'll never know for sure. Had they not passed a restrictive "exact match" law... Read More

Jim Acosta, on a Peacock's Crusade, Wins Because of Trump's Appointed Judge
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Jim Acosta, on a Peacock's Crusade, Wins Because of Trump's Appointed Judge
2018-11-20 14:09:49
by John Kass

That a grandstanding show pony like CNN's Jim Acosta would be transformed by President Donald Trump into a First Amendment crusader knight is perhaps a sad but fitting comment on our age. Acosta is back at work... Read More

Michelle Obama Tells Her Truth
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Michelle Obama Tells Her Truth
2018-11-18 13:39:19
by Leonard Pitts

So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth. There has always been about her a sense that she did, indeed, have a truth of her own and that it was, if not at odds with the one her husband expressed ... Read More

Hate Crime Stats Leave Much to Be Desired, But What They Tell Is Disturbing
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Hate Crime Stats Leave Much to Be Desired, But What They Tell Is Disturbing
2018-11-16 13:39:17
by Mary Sanchez

When FBI released its report "Hate Crimes Statistics, 2017" earlier this week, Srinivas Kuchibhotla's name was nowhere to be seen. Yet his widow, Sunayana Dumala, knows his murder in Olathe, Kan., was a hate crime. She... Read More

What Journalists Do
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What Journalists Do
2018-11-14 13:52:42
by Leonard Pitts

"The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw in character." -- Lyndon Johnson "They are a sort of assassins..." -- John Quincy Adams "I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind ... Read More

Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes
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Commentary: This Is a Time for Everyday Heroes

“Not all heroes wear capes.” This Veterans Day, I have a new spin on that popular saying: Not all American heroes wear camouflage. I appreciate the high regard most Americans have for us veterans in the post-9/11 era, but the ... Read More

The Midterms Point Us Toward a More Democratic Future: Four Lessons From the Elections
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The Midterms Point Us Toward a More Democratic Future: Four Lessons From the Elections

Although not quite the stinging rebuke that Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans were hoping for, the midterm elections show that President Trump’s strategy of maximum polarization has reached the point of diminishing political returns. Read More

Americans Need Sunshine on Trump/Russia and the Clinton-Funded Dossier -- Now
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Americans Need Sunshine on Trump/Russia and the Clinton-Funded Dossier -- Now
2018-11-08 18:10:42
by John Kass

After the midterm elections, Americans were still trying to see past the political spin to the serious implications of it all. Did the Democrats win a short-term victory by taking the House and, with it, subpoena power allowing... Read More

America Has Rejected Trumpism
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America Has Rejected Trumpism
2018-11-07 18:10:43
by Robert B. Reich

Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism. No one seriously expected the Senate to flip, because Democrats had to defend 26 seats in that chamber, compared with only nine held by Republicans. The real battleground... Read More

Steve Lopez: They Sometimes Cringe at Trump, but This California Couple Are Still Sold on the President
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Steve Lopez: They Sometimes Cringe at Trump, but This California Couple Are Still Sold on the President

Two years into the Donald Trump experience, with midterm elections coming up this week, political fault lines deeper than the San Andreas and political rhetoric flaring like a California wildfire, I got into my car and drove to Temecula. Read More

We Could Lose Our Country, Or Save It
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We Could Lose Our Country, Or Save It
2018-11-02 18:10:47
by Leonard Pitts

"What are these politicians going to do for us?" A guy in Texas asked that question a few weeks back on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," by way of explaining why he won't be voting in the most important midterm ... Read More

President Trump Courts Midterm Votes With Absurd Questioning of Constitutional Right to Citizenship
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President Trump Courts Midterm Votes With Absurd Questioning of Constitutional Right to Citizenship
2018-11-02 18:10:45
by Mary Sanchez

President Donald Trump, in a pre-midterm snit, is obsessing over his fear of brown babies. It's not surprising. After all, this is a president who manages to label any group of Latino migrants as "very bad people." It was only... Read More

Trump Sets a Poisonous Tone
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Trump Sets a Poisonous Tone
2018-10-31 11:08:17
by Leonard Pitts

Rob Rogers is an editorial cartoonist who was fired in June after 25 years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His departure, he said, came after weeks of tension with a publisher who wanted a more pro-Trump stance. Read More

Missing the Moment
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Missing the Moment
2018-10-31 00:22:14
by Sean O'Brien

It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come to see, the one who’d electrified them with promises and slogans... Read More

Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
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Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
2018-10-30 13:55:15
by Mary Sanchez

Kathleen Sebelius might as well be spitting into the Kansas wind. Don't try this. People who have stood against the blistering gales of the prairie can attest to the futility. And yet Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and U.S. ... Read More

Will a Multipolar World Be Trump's Legacy?
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Will a Multipolar World Be Trump's Legacy?
2018-10-30 11:08:18
by Rachel Marsden

It's obvious that U.S. President Donald Trump's interests closely adhere to those of his favorite programs on Fox News. I should know -- I used to co-host a Fox News show. When I asked at one point why we ... Read More

Did Americans Help Train Khashoggi's Killers?
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Did Americans Help Train Khashoggi's Killers?
2018-10-23 23:51:08
by Rachel Marsden

After initial denials, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi died inside its consulate in Istanbul earlier this... Read More

Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.
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Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.
2018-10-19 18:07:07
by Anne Kim

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy on government giveaways, such as free health care (“Medicare for All”), free college... Read More

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Democrats Shame Kanye West to Protect Themselves
2018-10-17 04:23:48
by John Kass

When Kanye West condemned a Republican president after Hurricane Katrina smashed New Orleans, Democrats and their media biscuit eaters weren't all that upset. Many were overjoyed that West, the megastar from... Read More

The Truth About the Trump Economy
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The Truth About the Trump Economy
2018-10-17 04:21:26
by Robert B. Reich

I keep hearing that although Donald Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he's presiding over a great economy. "The single biggest story this year is an economic boom that is durable and lasting," White House... Read More

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American Support of Saudi Arabia Has Backfired in a Big Way
2018-10-17 04:05:06
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and now the spotlight is shining brightly on U.S.-Saudi relations. Saudi Arabia long... Read More

Young People, the GOP Is Scared of You
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Young People, the GOP Is Scared of You
2018-10-17 04:02:27
by Leonard Pitts

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you. Maybe you find that hard to believe. Maybe you wonder how the party can be scared of you -- ... Read More

Why We Should Teach All Girls to Play Poker
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Why We Should Teach All Girls to Play Poker

In a 1985 Ms. magazine article headlined “Deal Me In: Why Women Should Play Poker,” feminist psychologist Mary Parlee dissected the gender gap in the quintessential American card game of poker. “Risking valued... Read More

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America Doesn't Shrug
2018-10-14 14:01:51
by Leonard Pitts

What if the end of the world came and nobody noticed? It's not quite an idle question. You see, something remarkable happened last week. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists... Read More

The GOP is Writing Off Young Women, and Will Suffer for It
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The GOP is Writing Off Young Women, and Will Suffer for It
2018-10-13 04:04:36
by Mary Sanchez

One deftly worded tweet. That's all it took for a 19-year-old college student to school GOP pooh-bah Mike Huckabee about voter demographics. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, likes to let loose his stilted wit on Twitter, and the other day... Read More

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