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An ethical double standard for Donald Trump?

Clinton Emails-1

Republicans raised serious doubts about Hillary Clinton’s ethics. Will they apply the same...

National Commentary

Is partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional?

GOP 2016 Walker-2

“In the end,” writes Steve Chapman, “partisan gerrymandering is not really aimed at frustrating the party that is out of power. It's aimed at foiling voters who might want to remove politicians from office.”


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Fake news is a cancer on education

Fake News

It’s not just children who lack media literacy, writes Esther J. Cepeda. So do their teachers.


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No, Donald Trump won't drain the swamp

Trump Mnuchin

“The swamp will endure; it always does,” writes Rich Lowry. “This doesn't mean that a Trump administration can't make the swamp a little less important.”


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Good riddance to Castro, one of the most brutal dictators in modern history

APTOPIX Obit Cuba Fidel Castro-1

“It's one thing to be respectful of the Cuban people — and I'm not suggesting we celebrate anyone's death. But it is another to sidestep the historical horrors of a murderous, 60-year military regime,” writes Kathleen Parker.


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No, President-elect Trump, you can't strip flag-burners of citizenship

Flag Burning Laws

“Contrary to President-elect Donald Trump's tweet, even if flag-burning weren't protected by the First Amendment (and it is), you couldn't strip people of their citizenship for it,” writes Eugene Volokh.


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Is fake news protected by the First Amendment?

Campaign 2016 Hannity Apologizes

“False news that hinders public discussion and encourages irrationality may have a role in the marketplace, but it doesn't contribute to the good functioning of democracy,” writes Noah Feldman.


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Why Kellyanne Conway hates Mitt Romney

Campaign 2016

Kellyanne Conway is channeling the anger of Trump’s base toward Romney and his #neverTrump consultants, writes Chris Cillizza.


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An ethical double standard for Donald Trump?

Clinton Emails-1

Republicans raised serious doubts about Hillary Clinton’s ethics. Will they apply the same standards to Donald Trump, asks E.J. Dionne Jr., or were they just hypocrites trying to win an election?


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The good old days are gone and no politician can bring them back

GOP 2016 Trump Hats-1

“It may be normal to cherish fond memories of the good old days, but for better or worse, they can't be resurrected, and it's a fraud for political leaders to pretend they can,” writes Steve Chapman.


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For Democrats, the road back involves scrapping identity politics

Obama Campaign 2016 Clinton

“The legitimation of identity politics by the Democrats has finally come back to bite them,” writes Charles Krauthammer.


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