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New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism Opinions
New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism
2018-10-03 10:54:14
by Rachel Marsden

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security." Last month, CIA Director... Read More

America's Bullies Opinions
America's Bullies
2018-10-02 11:48:34
by Robert B. Reich

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied -- mocked, threatened, sometimes assaulted. Childhood bullying has been going on forever. But America has become a culture of bullying... Read More

The Republicans Put On Quite a Show Opinions
The Republicans Put On Quite a Show
2018-10-01 14:43:15
by Leonard Pitts

Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday's Senate Judiciary... Read More

The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low Opinions
The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low
2018-09-29 01:35:03
by Mary Sanchez

Hell hath no fury like an entitled man scorned. America met that man on Thursday, in all his caustic glory. He's federal Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, now well on his way to becoming the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Read More

Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic Opinions
Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic
2018-09-27 11:08:52
by John Kass

It is tempting to watch the political spectacle of Democrats destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as if it were only some shameful partisan circus. Read More

'What Boy Hasn't Done This in High School?' Opinions
'What Boy Hasn't Done This in High School?'
2018-09-26 11:28:46
by Leonard Pitts

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. "What boy hasn't done this in high school?" she asks. "Please, I would like to know." Since she asked so nicely, I went on Twitter... Read More

Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds Opinions
Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds
2018-09-26 11:05:44
by Rachel Marsden

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Read More

Why I'm Betting on Millennials This Election Day Opinions
Why I'm Betting on Millennials This Election Day
2018-09-25 11:26:35
by Robert B. Reich

Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting-age population. On Nov. 6, they'll have the power to alter the... Read More

Is Senate Committee Equipped to Grasp Allegations Against Kavanaugh? Opinions
Is Senate Committee Equipped to Grasp Allegations Against Kavanaugh?
2018-09-22 02:18:51
by Mary Sanchez

For all their well-learned politesse, the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have scarcely been able to conceal their determination to get Christine Blasey Ford out of their hair. Read More

Hazards of an Era of Digital Lynch Mobs Opinions
Hazards of an Era of Digital Lynch Mobs
2018-09-21 12:09:06
by Leonard Pitts

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged." Jesus preaches that in the book of Luke. But then, Jesus never had Twitter. Or, for that matter, Instagram or Facebook. He never had, in other words, one of the social media ... Read More

Ari Fleischer asks if we're being fair to Brett Kavanaugh Opinions
Ari Fleischer asks if we're being fair to Brett Kavanaugh
2018-09-19 12:57:03
by Leonard Pitts

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we're being fair. "How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we've lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an... Read More

Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies Opinions
Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies
2018-09-19 12:53:32
by Rachel Marsden

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom ... Read More

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