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Trump finds new ways to make the sick pay more

Trump health care

Trump’s latest executive order puts the health of millions of Americans at risk.

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Trump's claim that a US interceptor can knock out ICBMs '97% of the time'

APTOPIX Trump US Canada

“The president speaks with confidence but descends into hyperbole. No single interceptor for ICBMs has demonstrated a 97-percent success rate, and there is no guarantee using two interceptors has a 100-percent success rate,” writes Glenn Kessler.

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Mass murderers should be deprived of fame

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“News organizations could help ensure the obscurity of mass murderers by avoiding the use of their names without a compelling reason. Few readers or viewers would mind,” writes Steve Chapman.

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Who will save the Dreamers?

Trump Immigration

Surely there are enough sensible Democrats and Republicans left in the Congress who are capable of doing the right thing — even if the occupant of the White House hasn't a clue what that is.

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No one wins the oppression Olympics

Intergenerational Poverty Program-1

“Perhaps it's time to stop focusing on how our particular privileges help us and start thinking about how to use whatever privileges we may possess to make others' lives better,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

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Trump's great regulatory rollback

Trump Climate Plan

“If the future of the planet is at stake and it requires a generational effort to save it, surely it is not too much to ask that a statute or two be enacted by Congress explicitly committing the country to the task,” writes Rich Lowry.

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Thankfully, America rises above its grievances

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“Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those who believe the country is going to hell in a handbasket,” writes Michael Gerson.

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The mainstreaming of right-wing extremism


“Trump is urging the right down a path that leads to nothing but trouble — for conservatism, but also for our country,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

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An amateur trying to school an amateur


“If Tillerson left, the government would operate as before —except with a chance there'd be a secretary of state better suited to the role,” writes Rich Lowry.

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It shouldn't take a hurricane to learn that Puerto Rico is part of America

Trump Puerto Rico

“Repeat after me: Puerto Ricans are not immigrants or foreigners,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

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