Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Opinion

Commentary: Why President Trump can’t end ‘endless wars’

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has imported into the American military lexicon a new rationale for U.S. military actions in the Middle East. It’s called “mowing the lawn,” but it has nothing to do with keeping the grass trimmed.

Commentary: Joe Biden: Puerto Rico deserves more respect than Donald Trump has given

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Our president should be able to meet a simple test: understanding that Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and that they are entitled to — and deserve — the same support from the United States government as every citizen.

Commentary: Obama is wrong to push Dem Party centrism

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Former President Barack Obama recently offered some pointed criticism of the Democratic Party’s “activist wing,” cautioning candidates to not move too far left and to remain “rooted in reality.”

Commentary: Be thankful America is not fighting ‘endless wars’

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“Thank you for your service.” Our troops hear that often from their fellow Americans, and not just during the holiday season. Well, our gratitude can go even deeper. We can also be thankful that they are not fighting “endless wars.”

Commentary: American competitiveness requires a smarter Congress

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By Jason Grumet and Garrett Johnson CQ-Roll Call (TNS) WASHINGTON — Technological advancements are rapidly changing the American economy and workforce. At the same time, lawmakers increasingly appear to lack the capability to understand and...

Commentary: Immigrant worker deportations hurt us all

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On Oct. 12, construction worker Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma was working on the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans when the structure collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens of others.

Commentary: Why does U.S. diplomacy require all these … people? They’re essential to relationships...

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The impeachment hearings have given Americans a view into a world rarely seen beyond the Washington beltway and in foreign capitals, namely the work performed by U.S. diplomats and Foreign Service professionals.

Commentary: Decrying income inequality is a harmful tactic that will make us all worse...

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The 2020 presidential field is saturated with candidates decrying wealth inequality and making the argument to soak the rich. One front-runner, for instance, is constantly denouncing “the millionaires and the billionaires.

Commentary: It’s not just about cost. The Green New Deal is bad environmental policy,...

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We’re not hearing much about the “Green New Deal” these days, but it’s still a priority for some candidates, as anyone who’s attended a recent Bernie Sanders rally can attest.

Commentary: The House articles of impeachment could be history’s takeaway on Donald Trump

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It’s an all but foregone conclusion that the House of Representatives will impeach Donald Trump, and it is almost as certain that the Senate will not convict him.

Commentary: In defense of network television

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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) The fall came, and as in decades of falls before it, the broadcast networks rolled out a passel of new TV shows. For many years, this audiovisual harvest festival...

Commentary: America can’t afford to sit out the artificial intelligence race

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By Saxby Chambliss, Tony Samp and Steven Phillips CQ-Roll Call (TNS) Artificial intelligence is everywhere. If you shop online or occasionally speak to a voice assistant in the morning, you are already embracing the changes...

Commentary: Political hacks? Not even close. US Foreign Service officers deserve better than White...

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By Scott Turow Chicago Tribune (TNS) The White House lashed out at respected diplomat William Taylor after his testimony in the House impeachment investigation this week. Its reaction was unequivocal, insulting — and dead wrong. Taylor,...

Commentary: Why Pelosi should heed the Rodino precedent on impeachment

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By David Winston CQ-Roll Call (TNS) In Joe Biden’s statement on the Clinton impeachment released to the Congressional Record on Feb. 12, 1999, he cautioned his fellow senators, calling impeachment “the most obviously anti-democratic act...

Commentary: Everyone wins in Apple’s tariff deal. Except America

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By Tim Culpan Bloomberg News (TNS) News that the U.S. government accepted some and rejected other tariff-exemption requests by Apple Inc. offers a veneer of triumph both for Tim Cook and President Donald Trump. As a...

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