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Friday, the National Mall filled with thousands of Americans cheering the inauguration of a president. Saturday, it filled even fuller, this time as thousands protested the same man and what they fear his presidency will bring.The Women's March on … more
President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, who imposed martial law in the 1970s and built a personalized dictatorship, vowed in 1980 not to lift military rule after a terrorist attack. Martial law was for the good of the country, he declared, … more
New U.S. President Donald J. Trump's inauguration address clearly was carefully crafted. He early struck a populist note, emphasizing the supremacy of the American people in our democratic form of government.As prepared, this address was more than … more
The peaceful transition of power, symbolized by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, is one of the glories of American democracy. Today's ceremony is accompanied by palpable anxiety. The inauguration of any new president brings with it a … more
If you need an example of how not to prepare for a Senate confirmation hearing, look no further than Betsy DeVos, the president-elect's pick to be the next secretary of education, who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and … more
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean had some good political advice for millennials when he spoke at Williams College last week that applies to many Americans: Get involved.Speaking at a packed Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, the governor warned that … more
It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism … more
Prior to Tuesday's release of a virtually unverifiable report of activities conducted by the president-elect during a trip to Russia, every Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives had called for Congress to set up an independent and bipartisan … more
This week, congressional Republicans are supposed to begin — or at least begin to begin — the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the reality of repeal votes with genuine consequences as opposed to years of … more
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