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Editorial: Whether Republicans like it or not, companies aren't obliged to spread lies

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The right-wing cable channel One America News is among the worst purveyors of disinformation today, spewing a steady stream of lies regarding the pandemic, election integrity and other issues. But OAN’s pipeline for its toxic product just got narrower. DirecTV’s recent announcement that it will soon stop carrying the channel has riled some ...Read more

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Editorial: The UN combats Holocaust denial

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Israel became the United Nations’ 59th member on May 11, 1949. In the seven decades since, the General Assembly, now numbering 193 countries, has passed uncounted resolutions blasting the Mideast’s sole democracy. Slander and libel and unfairness by a majority of tyrannies gathered at Turtle Bay against the world’s only Jewish state is ...Read more

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John M. Crisp: Biden deserves more credit and support

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During the summer of 2020, candidate Joe Biden was not the first choice of many liberals, or even the second or third choice. He was too old, too establishment, too moderate, too inarticulate or too gaffe-prone. He looked more like the Democratic Party’s past than its future.

But whether he was the only Democrat who could have beaten Donald ...Read more

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Robin Abcarian: Ivanka Trump wanted to be at the center of it all. And now, boo-hoo, she is

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The fate of the Capitol on the day of the insurrection, some White House insiders believed, rested on the slender shoulders of Ivanka Trump.

As President Donald Trump watched the mayhem unfold on Jan. 6, 2021, unwilling to intervene, it became clear to those around him that there was only one person on Earth who could get him to call off the ...Read more

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Editorial: Gov. Newsom should help single-payer health care proposal

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Gov. Gavin Newsom made guaranteed health care a central piece of his gubernatorial campaign some four years ago, promising specifically to deliver a single-payer system that would give every resident free access to comprehensive treatment.

In an April 2018 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, however, Newsom did what he's done on ...Read more

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Editorial: Make lockdowns a thing of history

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The pandemic has shed light on just how much authority the government can wield in the name of "keeping us safe." Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made full use of laws available to her to control our lives. The courts rightly keep putting checks on those powers.

With the midterms in sight, Whitmer has done her best to distance herself from the ...Read more

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Editorial: Trump's comeuppance is coming

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One of the best presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, was the only native of New York City to become president until the worst, Donald Trump, won the high office. Now, the state of New York is helping to bring down this miserable, insipid, democracy-threatening horror of a man who we inflicted on the nation and the world. In devastating legal papers ...Read more

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Commentary: Religious freedom matters but so do public health and voting rights

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On Dec. 13, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court denied an application from 20 New York health care workers to be exempted on religious grounds from the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The challengers, all but one of whom were Catholic, had claimed that because the three available vaccines had all been derived from or tested on cells ...Read more

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans should rethink idea-free campaigns

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Democrats ran in 2020 on a long list of policies they planned to enact and implement, and now they are going through the agony of trying to make good on their promises. Republicans have found a foolproof way to avoid that pain: They’re not going to campaign on any ideas in the first place.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is ...Read more

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Cynthia M. Allen: Our acceptance of subtle antisemitism helps make attacks such as Colleyville possible

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FORT WORTH, Texas — When I first heard about the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville last Saturday, I wasn’t immediately convinced it was a targeted act of hate.

Houses of worship are notoriously vulnerable to acts of violence. Indeed, praying is itself a most vulnerable act.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen faith ...Read more

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Commentary: The myths of the past no longer represent our world view

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We live in an age of discord and distrust, much of it fueled by the splintering of our media landscape and the sheer volume of circulating information — and misinformation. But there is also a deeper fracturing of what we used to think of as national historical truths.

Over the past several years, significant reappraisals of our collective ...Read more

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Jay Ambrose: Biden acting too much like Trump

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President Joe Biden, who preached unifying moderation before practicing wild-and-woolly extremism, recently emerged as a boorish, demagogic firebrand.

He said Republicans not supporting him on voting legislation are racists on the side of George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. In this time of divisiveness, a gentler response is to ...Read more

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Commentary: From pigs that glow to life-saving swine: how decades of research led to this month's heart transplant

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It was only three months ago that surgeons successfully attached a kidney from a genetically altered pig to a human recipient. Since then, new successes continue to pile on. In December, the kidney procedure was successfully repeated. Then, earlier this month, we celebrated another huge leap forward in such xenotransplantation: Surgeons ...Read more

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Ingrid Jacques: Forget parents. Dems think 'society' knows what's best for kids

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DETROIT — The Michigan Democratic Party gave Republicans — and parents — a gift last weekend. It showed everyone what the party really believes.

And it's scary stuff.

In a Facebook post, the Democrats made it crystal clear that parents don't have any business interfering in their children's education.

After backlash ensued, party ...Read more

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Martin Schram: A tale of presidential press conference secrets

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It had been months since the president’s last East Room press conference. And his team’s best and brightest understood that, just like sports stars, all-star political communicators can get rusty riding the bench, away from the game’s give-and-take.

This time they were determined to leave nothing to chance. Their president was sitting in ...Read more

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Commentary: Nation must protect voting rights

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It is no secret that our country has a troubled history with deciding who has the right to vote — and whose votes count.

While the Voting Rights Act, the law that prohibits the practice of racial discrimination in voting, was passed more than a half-century ago in 1965, we are still seeing deliberate and desperate attempts to restrict the ...Read more

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Commentary: The reset that Biden and his party need

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Things are going badly for the president and his party, and with midterm elections drawing nearer, Joe Biden and the Democrats need a reset. Paradoxically, the collapse of their plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s voting laws could provide an opening — though Biden’s posturing has made it harder to exploit.

The voting ...Read more

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Commentary: Will the 49th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade be the last one? Abortion rights are under assault

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Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade that guaranteed the right to an abortion. Will it be the last?

Since 1973, when the court ruled that there was a right to abortion, derived from the Constitution, up to the point of viability of the fetus outside the womb, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed its ...Read more

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Commentary: Will the 49th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade be the last one? Abortion rights are under assault

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Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade that guaranteed the right to an abortion. Will it be the last?

Since 1973, when the court ruled that there was a right to abortion, derived from the Constitution, up to the point of viability of the fetus outside the womb, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed its ...Read more

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Commentary: Roe Day's message for Election Day

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This week marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Will it make it to 50? That’s the question women are asking with increasing urgency — and fierce determination.

Opponents of abortion believe this is their moment. Their support played an outsize role in the election of Donald Trump, and he rewarded them with three Supreme Court justices ...Read more

 

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