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Trump declares victory in war on poverty in order to punish the poor

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President Trump is pushing new work requirements on aid recipients, many of whom are elderly or children.

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This pilot plan is designed to help reduce peak congestion and collect helpful data.

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Spain is considering removing the remains of Francisco Franco from his crypt. It’s about time.

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Hillary Clinton’s hyperbolic characterizations of Donald Trump in 2016 have proved accurate.

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Is there a way to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats?

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The president of the Carnegie Corporation talks about immigration, and his own experience as an immigrant, at a naturalization ceremony at the JFK Library.

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From the rubble of the humiliating Helsinki debacle, what are the Republicans doing? Not much — unless you count tweeting and vigorous finger-wagging.

JEFF JACOBY

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To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

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Congressional Republicans have no excuse not to act in response to President Trump’s performance in Helsinki.

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