National Commentary

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Mothball the Confederate monuments

Confederate Monument Protest Charlottesville Lee

“The monuments should go. Some of them simply should be trashed; others transmitted to museums, battlefields and cemeteries,” writes Rich Lowry.


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What signal is Trump trying to send to North Korea? It's anybody's guess

Trump North Korea Haley

“If the Trump administration wants to really send a signal to Kim Jong Un, it should get itself together and pick one,” writes Rich Lowry.


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Standing up for liberal democracy

France Bastille Day-9

“Liberal democracy must be defended. It must also deliver the goods,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


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After Charlottesville: End the denial about Trump

Trump Charlottesville

Trump has squandered his claim to moral leadership, writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


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Trump launches a suicidal war on his own party

Trump Senate Republicans

“There are many things Trump does not seem to comprehend about the presidency,” writes Steve Chapman. “One is that on a wide range of important issues, he can't do much without the help of Congress.”


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Trump babbles in the face of tragedy

Trump Charlottesville

“If great words can heal and inspire, base words can corrupt,” writes Michael Gerson. “Trump has been delivering the poison of prejudice in small but increasing doses. In Charlottesville, the effect became fully evident.”


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Trump changes his mind about the opioid crisis

Trump McConnell-6

His reversal is the right thing to do, for Americans are living in a national emergency.


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For wisdom on North Korea, Trump should pay a visit to the White House library

JFK and LBJ Declassified Memos-1

“Now, in the first crisis not of his own making, he must produce traits of leadership he has not exhibited before: judgment, prudence and wisdom. His default mindset is not only indifferent to these traits; it is antithetical to them,” writes Michael Gerson.


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Why the United States hasn't brought "fire and fury" to N. Korea

South Korea North Korea Nuclear TV

“So why didn't the last three presidents take out North Korea's nuclear facilities when they had the chance? The answer is Seoul, the thriving capital of South Korea,” writes Eli Lake.


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Affirmative action has overstayed its welcome

Supreme Court Affirmative Action-1 Fisher

“Affirmative action had its time and place. But this is a different time and place. This policy has overstayed its welcome, and now it has to go,” writes Ruben Navarrette.


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