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The new politics of fear

France Russia Election

“Now, the radicalization of the right threatens the consensual welfare state capitalism that gave the West decades of relative social peace and prosperity,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “France is the latest example, and a dramatic one.”

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It's time to end discrimination against gays

Pence Indiana

“Sooner or later, discrimination against gays will no longer be treated as an acceptable, legal practice,” writes Steve Chapman. “Then Americans will wonder why on earth it took so long.”

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How Trump forgot about his promise to keep Carrier jobs in the U.S.


During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to keep Carrier in Indiana. But that was news to Trump, writes Katie Zezima.

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After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over

Mideast Syria-2

“The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat,” writes Charles Krauthammer.

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New Texas rule isn't about dignity — it's about overturning abortion rights

GOP Future Texas

What’s really happening here is not an attempt to pay respect to fetuses but an attempt to disrespect women who choose to have abortions — or even those women who miscarried fetuses they wanted to carry to term.

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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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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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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, 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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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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