Monday, January 27, 2020
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Opinion

With march speech, Trump is giving anti-abortion movement unprecedented attention — and hope

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Just weeks ago, actress Michelle Williams earned lots of attention when she declared (in as many words), that her professional success — including her shiny new Golden Globe award — was possible only because she had had an abortion.

Commentary: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school...

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty.

Bobby Ghosh: Every day Europe dithers brings Iran more enriched uranium

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If the administration of President Donald Trump did indeed try to bully Europe into doing the right thing on Iran’s dangerous brinkmanship, this reflects poorly on both sides.

Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for health care equity must continue

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America celebrates a distortion of Martin Luther King Jr., void of his prophetic call to justice by any nonviolent means necessary.

Cancer death rates show a record drop, and Americans who quit smoking get much...

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Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news.

Use US-Iran pause to pursue diplomacy

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It is indeed a “good thing for all parties concerned and a good thing for the world,” as President Donald Trump said Jan. 8, that “Iran appears to be standing down.”

Commentary: Brexit enters its Meghan and Harry phase

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Brexit has felt a little like Meghan and Harry’s decision to stay linked to the Royal Family but “financially independent” of it.

Military spending is out of control

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Pentagon spending is, literally, out of control — and it is making America weaker, not stronger.

Commentary: Our political system urgently needs an overhaul. Start with these 7 steps

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As historian Arnold Toynbee taught us, nations rise or fall according to their ability to respond to challenge, and thus does challenge become an opportunity.

Commentary: Impeachment’s sound and fury leaves voters largely unmoved

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The New York Times headline reads, “A President Impeached, and a Nation Convulsed.”

Commentary: ‘Shut up,’ he explained. Making sense of Trump’s incoherent letter to Nancy Pelosi

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President Trump’s six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing his impending impeachments is … quite a read.

John M. Crisp: Gordon Sondland’s million dollar quid pro quo

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Let’s devote a few moments to the testimony of Gordon Sondland, the wealthy Oregon hotelier whose name has probably cropped up more often during the House impeachment inquiry than anyone else’s, with the possible exception of Donald Trump’s.

Commentary: Boris Johnson’s Christmases all arrive at once

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Boris Johnson dramatically altered the landscape of British politics on Thursday night, ending a period of debilitating parliamentary gridlock and three years of uncertainty over Brexit.

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.

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