Thursday, February 24, 2022
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What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people.”

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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When did the political systems of 193 nations become the business of the government of the United States? And who elected us Americans to write the moral code for the regimes that rule other lands?

Thursday, December 09, 2021
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Either the U.S. and NATO provide us with “legal guarantees” that Ukraine will never join NATO or become a base for weapons that can threaten Russia — or we will go in and guarantee it ourselves.

Thursday, November 25, 2021
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Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
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At the end of the first week of the Glasgow climate summit, 100,000 protesters marched to denounce the attendees as phonies who will never honor their commitments to curb carbon emissions.

Thursday, November 04, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
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Thursday, October 21, 2021
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“Extraordinary, isn’t it? I’ve been hearing all about COP,” said the queen to the duchess of Cornwall. “Still don’t know who is coming. ... We only know about people who are not coming. ... It’s really irritating when they talk but they don’t do.”

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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When the most recent COVID-19 stimulus package passed in the Senate on Saturday, it did so without even one Republican vote. It seemed all but certain the same would be true when the House of Representatives took up the measure on Wednesday. “It was still stuffed full of non-COVID related sp…

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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I got my first COVID-19 vaccination today at the College Hills Church of Christ parking lot, and I cannot say enough in praise and gratitude for the police, National Guard, doctors, nurses and the volunteers for their patience, dedication to duty, and courtesy and consideration. The stood ou…

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It's interesting to see the procedure used to clear the snow from the roads in Wilson County. What determines the importance of the roads that are cleared, and the ones that aren't even touched? It doesn't seem to matter how many families live on a road. If the so called, "main roads" are th…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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“WWTLD.” What would Ted Lasso do ... with Neera Tanden’s nomination to become director of the Office of Management and Budget? Apple TV Plus’s first big hit has attracted fans because of a rare (in these times) combination of earnest, aw-shucks dialogue and relentless good cheer. No spoilers…

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Despite Donald Trump being acquitted in his second impeachment trial, his ignominious departure from the White House has left the future of the Republican Party uncertain. Trump’s seditious conduct has not ended his chokehold over the GOP, with 59% of Republican respondents in a recent Polit…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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Ten Republicans on Sunday sketched out a $600 billion counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. While the GOP proposal contains money for coronavirus testing and vaccination as well as for small businesses and some direct payments to individuals (albeit a smaller amo…

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Of all the accomplishments of the Trump administration, the one that seemed least likely to fall under President Joe Biden and a Democratic-majority Congress were the Abraham Accords. No longer. With the announcement last week that the new administration will review a sale of a batch of figh…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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The storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was a real lowlight for Congress. At least during the sacking of Washington in the war of 1812, the White House burned alongside the Capitol. But on January 6, 2021 the head of the executive branch urged his followers to interfere with the operat…

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If Joe Biden is going to make a success of his promise to be a president for “all Americans,” he would do well to study how mayors of politically mixed cities manage the competing interests of Democrats and Republicans. Like the city where I’m the mayor: Troy, Mich., a community of 90,000 pe…

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On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order titled, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” The media did not pay much attention to this, given that it did not directly or exclusively focus on fighting th…

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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The U.S. has had an attack on its Capitol, and may see more protests in the weeks to come. This upheaval is doing more than raising tempers and causing anxiety; it’s threatening the financial and economic foundations of the country. If political instability causes Treasury bonds to become ri…

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will remain majority leader until noon Wednesday, with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. At that moment, McConnell will then become the equal in influence of any minority leader in Senate history. No doubt he is already planning how to wield that pow…

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“The Trump administration never had a federal or comprehensive strategy” for getting coronavirus vaccines into Americans’ arms, Jeff Zients, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to coordinate the federal covid-19 response, told a small group of journalists Saturday. He, along with Biden’s pick f…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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All but six senators supporting objections to the counting of Arizona’s electoral college votes slunk away when it came time to cast final votes. Consider those who remained the Dirty Half Dozen: Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), John Neely Kenned…

Wednesday, January 06, 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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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.

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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.…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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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.