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Shortly after President-elect Joe Biden clinched his party’s nomination in May, a group of 50 progressive organizations sent his campaign a letter urging him to commit to a broad agenda of foreign policy reform. They wanted him to agree to such policies as reentering the Iran nuclear deal an…

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Years ago, the families of all four of my children would have gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at my home. In recent years, I’ve been invited to their homes, and was (tentatively) for this year, but with the coronavirus going gangbusters, we revised our plans as many, if not most of you, have done.

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For many Americans, this will be a melancholy Thanksgiving. But there is reason for hoping that brighter days lie ahead.

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Once again a significant number of Americans, representing a cross section of the population, have questions regarding the integrity of our elections. Questions, allegations and denials have bounced around the corridors of city halls, state capitals and Congress for decades. Charges made, ch…

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The Trump legal team’s move over the weekend to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell as it seeks to overturn the Nov. 3 election results is a major blow to the president’s attempt to win a second term.

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Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 may have prompted some silly calls for California to secede, but after President Trump’s failure to win reelection a significant proportion of the county seems intent to part ways with reality itself.

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It’s a tough blow for Americans that the CDC has more or less urged us to cancel Thanksgiving this year, but good news for the world that the agency is back in the driver’s seat when it comes to public messaging on the pandemic.

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There’s no doubt about it — 2020 has been a pretty crappy year for most of the world, and it’s not over yet. But if we remember to look in the right places, we can find faith-restoring points of light countering the most frightful darkness.

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As President Donald Trump tries to end America’s longest war, he has settled on a compromise. Instead of withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, as he boasted in a tweet in October, he will be leaving behind a small counterterrorism force.

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump acknowledged that litigation was a "tactic" that had proven "successful" for him and his businesses over the years. A contemporary review of Trump's legal filings concluded that before entering the White House, the president …

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COVID-19 is surging — but, finally, the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. Preliminary test results indicate that vaccines being developed by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. are more effective than many dared to hope. Treatment protocols have improved and new therapies are available. Th…

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In the aftermath of the election earlier this month, Democrats are in finger-pointing mode. While the party succeeded in ousting Donald Trump from the White House, its performance in down-ballot races was disappointing.

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Leave it to Donald Trump and his Republican allies to spend more energy fighting nonexistent voter fraud than containing a virus that has killed 250,000 Americans and counting.

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One good rule of thumb is to judge parties and politicians by their priorities. Politicians often pretend to be for every good thing under the sun, so the best way to judge them is to look at which things they actually work to achieve or spend political capital on. This will tell you not onl…

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Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous labels on thermometers that read, “Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.”

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Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 may have prompted some silly calls for California to secede, but after President Trump’s failure to win reelect…

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