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Donald Trump's decision to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in character. The U.S. president loves outlandish plot twists that confound critics and supporters alike.Agreeing to this … more
Parents and their school-aged children in the United States of America lingered over their goodbyes last Thursday morning. Hugs lasted longer.Hand squeezes went on a few seconds more.And many a … more
When Xi Jinping became China's president five years ago, there was reason for hope that Communist Party rule was gradually moving toward pluralism and the rule of law. Some criticism of government … more
Much has been said about the graying of Vermont and its continuing loss of working-age adults. The state can't sustain its current budget practices and progressive priorities, we are told, without … more
After the horror at the high school in Parkland, Fla., and other schools around America, we in the media are often asked to inform the public about what preparations are in place to avert such … more
A few news items recently grabbed our attention. First, the weather forecast: While the temperature rose a bit with the snow Thursday, bitter cold and brutal windchill are expected to follow. The … more
There has been a new flurry of discussion about military options the Trump administration may be considering for North Korea, including the "bloody nose" - a limited strike on a missile launch site … more
Often as not, government service is thankless work. For Gary Cohn, the latest adviser to President Donald Trump to announce his departure, it was especially so.Cohn's initial decision to join the … more
Harper's Magazine once published a short story about a small town where everyone knows the exact date of his death yet is powerless to avoid it. That feeling of helplessness, dread and impending doom … more
You have the power to reduce gun violence.It's important to keep that in mind as the U.S. undergoes its maddening post-massacre ritual: digesting the news reports of a disturbed man and his … more
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