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The three big lessons we didn’t learn from the economic crisis Opinions
The three big lessons we didn’t learn from the economic crisis
September 18, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the crisis. We didn't, to our continuing peril. Read More

Trump’s detention policy: Fiscally exorbitant as well as morally bankrupt Opinions
Trump’s detention policy: Fiscally exorbitant as well as morally bankrupt
September 15, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

President Trump's callous disregard for his fellow citizens is well known to people of a certain hue, shall we say. It was in full display this week in his insistence that only a few dozen Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria, whereas nearly 3,000 who actually did. He made this claim while congratulating himself on the federal response to the catastrophe. Read More

We Promised My Grandparents Never Again. Opinions
We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
September 15, 2018
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 another. Instead of taking children from… Read More

Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media In The News
Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media
September 14, 2018
by TWN

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 Opinions
Where have you gone, Bob Woodward
September 14, 2018
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 mess that is the Trump White House. On Tuesday, Woodward finally came through. Read More

Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue Opinions
Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue
September 13, 2018
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 Opinions
Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem
September 12, 2018
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 facts and the capacity to care, they'll find many culprits. Read More

Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream Opinions
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 Health
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
September 12, 2018
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 Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
September 11, 2018
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 power across the world. Read More

A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice Opinions
A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
September 11, 2018
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 Opinions
Actually, There Are No ‘Adults in the Room’ at the White House
September 11, 2018
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 the news. Bad enough top aides keep fleeing his White… Read More

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