Thursday, January 14, 2021
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The furniture the seditionists smashed in the Capitol has not yet been repaired. The trauma inflicted on those who experienced the event will not vanish for months or years. The mourning for those killed on Jan. 6 has barely begun. And neither President Donald Trump nor a single Republican l…

Thursday, January 07, 2021
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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is a young man in a big hurry, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Abraham Lincoln’s law partner and biographer William Herndon said of the 16th president, “His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest.” Winston Churchill sighed to his mother, after an early s…

Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of what is called the Roe Act.

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In a world in which lawmakers honored their oaths, Republicans would have voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his conduct detailed in the Mueller report or for attempting to extort Ukraine to help his reelection. They would have forced him to resign or induced him not to run in 2020.…

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Like the little boy haunted by ghosts in the horror movie “The Sixth Sense,” President Donald Trump sees dead people everywhere. He thinks at least 5,000 of them voted in Georgia during the presidential election and were part of a broader conspiracy that deprived him of a victory in the state.

Saturday, January 02, 2021
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Well, it seems like yesterday I was writing about the beginning of 2020. I’m being serious. When I began to play my treasured Christmas music back in late November, I had a feeling I had just been listening to it a few months before. There just doesn’t seem to be as much time between annual …

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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As COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, an extremely vulnerable group is being overlooked: millions of cancer patients. Doctors nationwide are sounding the alarm that many state governments and the federal advisory committee charged with prioritizing who gets vaccinated should move cancer…

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Republicans have made clear for years that they lack constructive ideas to respond to Americans’ real-world concerns. In lieu of rational responses to rising health-care costs or falling K-12 test scores or income inequality, they rant about Confederate flags and the New York Times’s 1619 Pr…

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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As if an attempted coup, insulting the “totally incompetent and weak” Supreme Court (including three appointees who supposedly were his big gift to conservatives), and refusing even to comment on the covid-19 surge did not make it clear, President Donald Trump’s recent actions should show he…

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Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious “disgrace” and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly.

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The U.S. economy runs on immigration. Immigrants support crucial industries, pay huge amounts in taxes, take care of children and the elderly, sustain American innovation and — perhaps most importantly — make the country a more attractive destination for multinational investment.

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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If America were a company and not a country, we would have long ago dissolved the corporation, split the blanket, and gone our separate ways.

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Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, a…