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What happened to the honeymoon?

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“Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone,” writes Charles Krauthammer.


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The GOP's new attack on women's right to choose

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The effort to ban fetal tissue research is yet another indirect anti-abortion ploy.


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Nothing will end Trump's conflicts of interest

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“The political system can try to mitigate a president's shortcomings, and limit his temptations, with laws and rules and norms of behavior,” writes Francis Wilkinson. “But it can't install an ethical compass in a president who doesn't have one.”


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BuzzFeed crossed the line in publishing salacious "dossier" on Trump

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“In an era when trust in the media is already in the gutter,” writes Margaret Sullivan, publishing the Trump dossier “does absolutely nothing to help.”


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No wonder there are so few minority journalists

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“When a white person commits a horrible crime, no one expects white reporters or white opinion writers to specifically deny responsibility or empathy for a culprit's actions,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


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Trump and GOP leaders say they'll balance the budget. Don't believe it

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“Both Congress and the president-elect have told Americans they will balance the budget. But that promise is written in sand,” writes Steve Chapman.


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Donald Trump's not backing down on anything. Ever

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“Why the hell would Trump change his approach to politics and policy after the year he has had? The simple answer is he wouldn't,” writes Chris Cillizza.


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Trump's views of childhood vaccines defy science

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Donald Trump asked anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on “vaccination and scientific integrity.” But the science is already in: Vaccines are safe.


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Obama finally comes to his senses on Russia

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“It is only now, after the Russian meddling in the November election, that all the apologists for Obama's reset have converted en masse to stalwart Russia hawks,” writes Rich Lowry.


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If Obama is a Kenyan Muslim, does that make Trump a Russian spy?

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“When the president-elect persists in a state of denial, siding with the enemy against his own country's best interests, one is forced to consider that Trump himself poses a threat to national security,” writes Kathleen Parker.


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