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Thankfully, America rises above its grievances

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“Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those who believe the country is going to hell in a handbasket,” writes Michael Gerson.

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The mainstreaming of right-wing extremism


“Trump is urging the right down a path that leads to nothing but trouble — for conservatism, but also for our country,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

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An amateur trying to school an amateur


“If Tillerson left, the government would operate as before —except with a chance there'd be a secretary of state better suited to the role,” writes Rich Lowry.

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It shouldn't take a hurricane to learn that Puerto Rico is part of America

Trump Puerto Rico

“Repeat after me: Puerto Ricans are not immigrants or foreigners,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

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Amazon holds all the cards as cities bid for HQ2

Amazon HQ2

“It may be helpful for politicians and civic leaders to remember that while Amazon may offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance, the opportunity to spawn growth and attract businesses is perpetual and far less expensive,” writes Steve Chapman.

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GOP desperately needs the charisma of conviction

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“Elected Republicans will eventually be judged, not so much for what they have believed, but for what many have tolerated,” writes Michael Gerson.

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Trump's tax plan won't deliver what he promises

Tax Overhaul-Cost

As disingenuous as Trump is being about his tax plan favoring the wealthy, it is more disturbing that the document doesn't include how he is going to replace the $2.2 trillion in revenue lost through his tax cuts.

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In the gun debate, bipartisan hypocrisy

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“Gun control supporters are fond of measures that are superficially appealing but practically irrelevant, while opponents treat any restriction as an intolerable violation of liberty,” writes Steve Chapman.

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The passionate non sequiturs of the gun debate BY RICH LOWRY

Las Vegas Shooting High Rises

“This shouldn't happen in America; it shouldn't happen anywhere. But that doesn't mean that the off-the-shelf obsessions of gun-control advocates would do the slightest thing to stop it,” writes Rich Lowry.

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Want an education revolution? Empower parents.

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“Why do we invest all our efforts into policies that rarely take parents' role in educating their children into account?” asks Esther J. Cepeda.

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