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Trump tweeted at a federal judge. So what?

Trump Travel Ban-Judicial Threats Robart

When the courts overstep their bounds, no one is obligated to meekly accept their decisions — not even President Trump, writes Rich Lowry.


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Jeff Sessions and the voting rights nightmare

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“The Senate rejected Sessions as a judge 31 years ago. But now that he is our chief law enforcement officer, holding him accountable for how he vindicates or undermines civil rights and voting rights is a central task,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


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How Trump's travel ban helps terrorists

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“Islamic State recruits aren't coming from Syria to the United States. They are going from the United States to Syria,” writes Steve Chapman.


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Trump's travel moratorium — a hopeless disaster

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“The moratorium was unnecessary and damaging,” writes Charles Krauthammer. “Its only purpose was to fulfill an ill-considered campaign promise.”


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Protect religious liberty. Keep the Johnson Amendment

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The Founding Fathers understood that mixing church and state threatens the free exercise of religion. Trump does not.


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Marco Rubio's plea for civility

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“Rubio's speech was a plea for civility in the Senate, a warning that if civilized debate dies in the Senate, it will die in the broader society too,” writes Chris Cillizza.


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Please, don't tell your children you're not good at math

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You’re not doing your kids any favors by telling them you weren’t good in a subject, writes Esther J. Cepeda.


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How Trump learned to love Lockheed Martin's F-35

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“Trump's bogus claim aside, we can at least hope he learned a little bit about the complexities of Pentagon acquisitions and the plans for the fighter fleet,” writes Tobin Harshaw.


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Trump's continuing war on his own credibility

Trump Sheriffs

“When you have the lowest approval rating of any new president on record, you need to do more than pander to your most rabid defenders,” writes Steve Chapman.


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When it comes to his refugee travel ban, Trump has the law on his side

Trump Travel Ban Seattle Judge Robart

“Judge Robart may not like the Trump policy, but that doesn't mean that it is illegal or unconstitutional,” writes Rich Lowry.


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