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We need to safeguard the integrity of our elections

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  In the recent indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of a dozen Russian intelligence officers, there is an alarming detail. "In or around July 2016," the indictment states, "(Anatoliy Sergeyevich) Kovalev and his co-conspirators hacked the website of a state board of elections and...


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Can feminists cure what ails men?

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"Boys need feminists' help too," declares Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti. Writing in The New York Times, Valenti worries that while women "protest, run for office, and embrace the movement for gender equality in record numbers, a generation of mostly white men are being radicalized into...


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SCHULTZ: Trump hates journalists but not for the reason he claims

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Last week, CNN Washington correspondent Ryan Nobles tweeted about a random encounter with a member of the public: "This rarely happens so I thought it was worth documenting. Gentleman stops me at the hotel where the press are staging covering POTUS -- asks if I'm part of the press corps. I say yes -...


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Lowry: The power of low expectations

It's a symptom of our time that a tape of the future president of the United States discussing machinations related to an alleged affair with a former Playboy Playmate isn't truly a blockbuster. The brief snippet of conversation between Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen about buying the...


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Witcover: Trump's fake war on true news

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WASHINGTON -- In President Donald Trump's latest exhortation to his faithful supporters, he told them: "Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news," adding: "Just remember: What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." He was referring to mainstream...


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WILLIAMS: Can we trust experts?

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline "A President Trump could destroy the world economy."...


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ELDER: Trump skeptical about 'official government findings'? Who isn't?

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President Donald Trump, in Helsinki, expressed skepticism about the intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Within 24 hours, the President walked back his skepticism and said he trusts the intel community and believes their finding that Russia...


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PARKER: Senate should pass the First Step Act

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It is rare these days in Washington to see bipartisan support for anything, let alone for a major issue with far reaching implications for the nation. This is why the bipartisan passage in the House, 360-59, of the First Step Act to reform our federal prisons is such big news. The 360 "yes" votes...


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STOSSEL: Less-Communist Cuba

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While self-proclaimed "democratic socialists" win Democratic primaries in America, actual socialists in Cuba are finally backing away from some of the ideas that kept Cubans poor. Sunday, Cuba's National Assembly approved a draft of a new constitution that recognizes a right to own private property....


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Nobody knows who the 2020 presidential nominees will be, but ...

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As was wisely observed inside the world of renowned philosopher Peter Pan, "All this has happened before, and it will all happen again." Never is that more true than when American voters choose our presidential nominees. Recall 1976, when, after the criminality, corruption and involuntary...


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