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When President Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to a senior position in his White House shortly after last year's election, we thought it was a bad sign. Given Bannon's career as a far-right media entrepreneur, one who trafficked in … more
Donald Trump's presidency is unraveling before our eyes.The businessman-president, the first man elected to our nation's top office without prior political or military experience, has lost the support of business leaders.On Wednesday, a day after … more
The Japan-U.S. alliance's unity and strong determination to deal with the increasing threat from North Korea has taken on great significance.In Washington, the Japanese and U.S. governments held a Security Consultative Committee meeting, known as … more
With astonishing rapidity, the violent events at Charlottesville, Virginia, have accelerated an already intense debate over what to do with hundreds of Confederate monuments and related statuary across the United States.After officials removed four … more
Vermonters were once again reminded of the toll domestic violence takes on families on July 27 in Maidstone when an estranged husband, Jason McLain, fatally wounded his wife, Molly McLain, before taking his own life."It touches all corners of … more
Donald Trump would not have become the Republican nominee and then the president if not for the support, excuse-making, intentional blindness, moral obtuseness and political cowardice of elected GOP officials and party insiders. These Republicans … more
The economic argument for upgrading computer science education in the U.S. is strong. According to one estimate, there are as many as 500,000 open computing and data-science jobs in the U.S. but fewer than 50,000 college students graduating with the … more
Credit President Trump with appropriate timing. On the day that updated government statistics confirmed that deaths from opioid overdoses continued to set records in 2016, he convened a meeting on the issue at his New Jersey vacation spot. Whatever … more
A major public-health danger that languished for too long is at last getting more attention. Antibiotic resistance, the tendency of bacteria to fight back against antibiotics, has been known to exist for decades but was often met with complacency, … more
The Senate adjourned for its August break on Thursday, closing an unproductive half-year that underscored a fundamental truth about U.S. politics: The country cannot be governed from the fringes. If much is to get done — and there is much to … more
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