Opinion

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Immigration Raids Can Rip Apart Communities

U.S. immigration agents raided an Ohio gardening company on June 5, arresting 114 suspected undocumented workers. This followed other large workplace raids, including a raid on a rural Tennessee meat-processing plant in April. The raids suggest the U.S. Dep...
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Trump’s Iran Sanctions Will Hurt Hopes for Democracy

Anyone who has seen the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" knows that a single congressman provided great help to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Later, these same rebels would target the United States. "The academic literature is clea...

Zakaria: Dems Face a Hard Sell in November

Democrats remain optimistic about their chances for retaking the House of Representatives in November's mid-term elections. The party's successes in last week's California primary election have buoyed their hop...
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Little to Show for U.S. From North Korea Summit

SINGAPORE — The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un wound up in a victory of style and image over real substance. Trump, hours after his historic meeting with Kim, defended the vague final declaration in a show of bluff and bluster in whic...
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California Top-Two Primary Improving Elections: Walters

Party leaders hate it. East Coast journalists think its wacky. But, in the end, California's top-two primary voting system is good for voters. That is the take from CALmatter's Dan Walters. "It does empower voters by giving them more choices than the closed...
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