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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
The last presidential election exposed and inflamed a deep reservoir of anger in America. It often manifests itself in hatred toward minorities and those regarded as the "other." This is not solely an American phenomenon as France (see E.J. … more
The escalating tension surrounding the North Dakota pipeline protest may come to a head on Monday, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to begin making arrests. This would be the latest and worst misstep by all the government … more
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … more
President-elect Donald Trump is giving daily indications that despite his rhetoric during the campaign he will try to be a good president for the very rich and not so good for the working class - and everyone else, for that matter. During the … more
So, what now for the down and out Democrats? After losing the presidency - if not the popular vote - and still in the minority in both the U.S. House and Senate, and in two-thirds of the state legislatures, Democrats have done a lot of soul … more
To the extent the divided American electorate can be said to agree on anything after Nov. 8, it would seem to be broad rejection of "trade deals" such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Both major-party candidates, Republican winner Donald … more
Gun control was a central tenet of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for president, but it would be wrong to interpret the results of the Nov. 8 elections as a slam dunk for those opposed to sensible gun laws. Three states approved ballot … more
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