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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address following eight years in the White House. In his two terms there have been successes, disappointments and controversies both real and imaginary, but the bottom line is that he will … more
For the most part, Tuesday's opening session of the 115th Congress was about pomp and circumstance. Still, the prepared speeches and swearing-in ceremonies reminded everyone that - for all the ferment over an impending Donald Trump presidency - … more
Under fire from all directions, House Republicans Tuesday abandoned their shameful effort to effectively destroy an independent ethics panel. While that is cause for celebration, the attempt speaks to the dangerous sense of entitlement some … more
While the worst of criminals are still occasionally given the death penalty, deaths are actually becoming increasingly less common. The argument for pursuing the death penalty is undermined as a result.Today in South Carolina, federal prosecutors … more
Barring last minute obstacles, North Carolina's discriminatory law limiting gender rights will be repealed Wednesday. Republican legislators are going along grudgingly but earlier this month they took their pound of flesh out of the new Democratic … more
The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Monday adds another twist to the Byzantine complexity of the tragedy of Syria, where the only real certainty is that bloodshed will lead to further bloodshed.Andrey Karlov was gunned down by an … more
The battle for Aleppo is ending in catastrophe, both for the tens of thousands of people who have been besieged there and for the future of Syria. On Wednesday, Syrian government and Iranian-led Shiite militia forces renewed attacks on the last … more
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were almost immediately compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941. Both horrific days are retreating into history but neither is losing its contemporary resonance. Nor should they, ever. … more
On Sunday, a North Carolina man entered a Washington, D.C. pizzeria carrying a gun. Shots were fired, but it appears he had no intention of hurting anyone. According to the Associated Press, it seems he was there to investigate a child sex ring … more
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
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