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With the day of reckoning rapidly approaching, most Americans have had enough of the discussion on why Donald J. Trump won the presidency."Economic distress and anxiety across working-class white America have become a widely discussed explanation … more
US president-elect Donald Trump has adopted a belligerent tone whenever he talks about China-his equivalent of Pinocchio's nose, perhaps-and his latest bid to tar China with the brush of responsibility for seemingly any and every issue that catches … more
As the Obama administration makes a final push to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to halt transfers, saying that those remaining are "extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back … more
Under fire from all directions, House Republicans Tuesday abandoned their shameful effort to effectively destroy an independent ethics panel. While that is cause for celebration, the attempt speaks to the dangerous sense of entitlement some … more
While the worst of criminals are still occasionally given the death penalty, deaths are actually becoming increasingly less common. The argument for pursuing the death penalty is undermined as a result.Today in South Carolina, federal prosecutors … more
Today's nationwide epidemic of opiate addiction was spawned in part by doctors who, with the best of intentions, wanted to help patients in pain, and by drug companies that said they had just the remedy — long-lasting, effective painkillers … more
While some in America celebrate the alleged demise of the "lame stream media," it is crucial to remember that dictators and extremists benefit most when reporters are prevented from doing their jobs. Such a reminder comes from the year-end report by … more
That's why we expect Congress to put forward a massive public works bill, an issue that should receive strong bipartisan support.Since Election Day, the president-elect has renewed his commitment to this kind of investment, and his rhetorical focus … more
Barring last minute obstacles, North Carolina's discriminatory law limiting gender rights will be repealed Wednesday. Republican legislators are going along grudgingly but earlier this month they took their pound of flesh out of the new Democratic … more
The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Monday adds another twist to the Byzantine complexity of the tragedy of Syria, where the only real certainty is that bloodshed will lead to further bloodshed.Andrey Karlov was gunned down by an … more
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