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Barring last minute obstacles, North Carolina's discriminatory law limiting gender rights will be repealed Wednesday.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
With each passing day and each new announcement from the president-elect about cabinet appointments, the absurdity reaches new and unprecedented levels.One thing is certain: Donald J. Trump definitely is "draining the swamp" in Washington, D.C. But … more
Anyone can have a bad day at the office, but few will outdo Ralph Branca. His workday of woe happened at age 25, and it nagged at him for the rest of his life.Branca, a former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who died last week at age 90, was the victim, … more
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were almost immediately compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941. Both horrific days are retreating into history but neither is losing its contemporary resonance. Nor should they, ever. … more
Two European elections on Sunday produced a mixed result in the ongoing struggle between populist nationalists and Western political establishments. The populists claimed victory after Italy's prime minister was forced to resign after losing a … more
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
The last presidential election exposed and inflamed a deep reservoir of anger in America. It often manifests itself in hatred toward minorities and those regarded as the "other." This is not solely an American phenomenon as France (see E.J. … more
The escalating tension surrounding the North Dakota pipeline protest may come to a head on Monday, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to begin making arrests. This would be the latest and worst misstep by all the government … more
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … more
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