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This election will boomerang on Trump voters

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 01: Guests listen as President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence speak at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

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Throughout his business career, from the casino business to Trump University, Donald Trump has been a con man and grifter.


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The police should be allowed to use software to monitor public online comments and social media.


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Two courageous Canadians — film director Leon Lee and beauty queen Anastasia Lin — want to shed light on China’s ghastliest atrocity.

Opinion | Arthur van Benthem

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Trump’s transition team is putting the environment in danger. Sustainability-minded corporations need to speak out.


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By blowing off details and rejecting specialized expertise, the president-elect is sending a strong signal to the tech sector.


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Distasteful people can do wonderful work, but their art doesn’t excuse their noxious behavior.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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After John Kerry steps down as secretary of state, he does not intend to remain mum about the many issues he’s worked on.

Opinion | Jeffrey Riley

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The Lawrence public school experience shows how communities can work together in the aftermath the charter school ballot question.

ROCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 17: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall event at Rochester Recreational Arena September 17, 2015 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Trump spent the day campaigning in New Hampshire following the second Republican presidential debate. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

IDEAS | Michael J. Glennon

Trump’s looming showdown with the ‘secret government’

Will the double government have the same ability to check the power of the Trump administration?


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The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti’s cholera epidemic a reality.

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In times like these, Obama may well exercise right to criticize

“I am heartened that Obama recognizes the precarious situation we now find ourselves in and remains open to the necessity of using his bully pulpit.” — Donald Hnatowich


After Trump’s approach, it’s hypocritical to expect Obama to respect precedent

“Trump violated so many precedents during the primaries and general election campaigns that it is hypocritical to say now that Obama should respect precedent.” — Gary Rucinski


Democrats need to look at their own faults

“Rather than blaming others, the Democrats need to look in the mirror and recognize that the country is fed up with their continued march toward socialism.” — Joe Palladino


This passing of the baton is a far cry from 2008

“I don’t think this situation is anywhere close to when Bush left office.” — Susan Rothstein

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The impact of Title IX — on babies

Title IX babies, bias in judges, and the Bible.


After UN apology, real work on cholera in Haiti begins

The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti’s cholera epidemic a reality.

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