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America’s Sex Scandal

November 15, 2017
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Women are demonstrating against exploitation.

Did sex scandals begin with Bill Clinton? In 1992, Gennifer Flowers said Clinton had relations with her while married. Paula Jones said Clinton harassed her sexually when she was an Arkansas state employee. President Clinton …

The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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Iraqi forces seize the oil city of Kirkuk from Kurds AP Photo

The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran.

Essay

Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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The automatic rifles used by the mass killer in Las Vegas.

Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?

A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of

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Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Trump supporters. Photo credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma

No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. …

The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

January 20, 2017
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Donald Duck, sworn in today as the President of the United States.

Donald Duck, sworn in today as the President of the United States.

ESSAY

The American presidency is the “bully pulpit.” Today, a bully takes over the pulpit.

The schoolyard is not a place where a panel of experts ponders what …

Getting Ready for Friday

January 19, 2017
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 Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of Captain Humayun Khan, who died defending his troops. They are speaking at the Democratic Convention.

Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of Captain Humayun Khan, who died defending his troops. They are speaking at the Democratic Convention.

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Donald Trump is about to become president. Do not expect him to change...

Watching Trump on the Road Ahead

November 15, 2016
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trump-work

The experts were wrong about Donald Trump. Most said he would not win. They said the way he talked about women and minorities was offensive. Many said he was done as a candidate.

He is now the President-elect of the …

The American Election: To Our Readers

November 10, 2016
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Donald Trump and supporters. Getty Phote

Donald Trump and supporters. Getty Phote

Donald Trump’s election is a shock. We do not know what it means for the future.

For example, the president nominates the Justices of the Supreme Court. The Senate confirms the choice, or does …

Editorial: The Choice

November 7, 2016
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Hillary Clinton. AP photo

Our choice, Hillary Clinton. AP photo

Do we go forward or backward?

Does it matter who the president is? There is a good...

Essay: Trump’s Big Mistake

October 21, 2016
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Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

It was the 2000 election for president. Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush were on the ballot. The election results were very close. It came down to results from the state of Florida. …

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