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We Choose To Do The Hard Things
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We Choose To Do The Hard Things

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Fifty-four years ago in September 1962, at Houston’s Rice University, President John Kennedy spoke of a nation that had determined to “set sail on a new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of…

Why Is Assange Pushing Trump’s Conspiracies?
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Why Is Assange Pushing Trump’s Conspiracies?

BY JOE CONASON Among the most distasteful features of this election cycle is the adoption of right-wing propaganda themes – including moldy material from decades ago – by ostensibly progressive activists and publications. In their zeal to bring down Hillary Clinton, elements of the left have mimicked the right to promote “scandals” that were decisively…

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground
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French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

BY JOE CONASON In the hours after the horrendous attack on French revelers and tourists in Nice – celebrating Bastille Day in homage to liberty, equality and fraternity – supporters of the so-called Islamic State declared revenge for the reported killing of an ISIS commander known as “Omar the Chechen.” Indeed, several of their top…

Hypocrisy 101
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Hypocrisy 101

BY KAREN WEBB So Donald Trump is upset at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If she were actually considering a case that directly involved him I might agree, although I think she would be fair. Memories, like the corners of my mind … Justice Samuel Alito shook his head and mouthed the words “NOT TRUE” during…

Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance
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Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance

BY FROMA HARROP The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch – twice – and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. But in this massive lost opportunity to prevent a slaughter dwells a positive sign for our ability to stop future attacks. Law enforcement at least…

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