Michael A. Cohen

GOP is shocked! shocked! — to discover racists in their party

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, made comments about race last week that brought votes of admonishment from his House colleagues. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts.

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Congressional Republicans are having their Captain Renault moment with Rep. Steve King.

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Marty Walsh’s visit to safe injection sites in Toronto and Montreal this week shows a willingness to reconsider his own views to combat opioid crisis.

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The president is wedded only to what nurtures his exaggerated self-image in dangerous ways.

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If the matter is politically unresolvable at the federal level, why not kick it down to the border states?

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Mr. New York

Her uncle didn’t own New York. But she felt like he did.

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The deaths of four Americans in Syria Wednesday provided tragic new evidence of just how foolhardy President Trump’s decision was to declare that ISIS had been defeated.

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Karen Cosmas, Tanisha M. Sullivan, and Cindy Rowe

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On Saturday, the women’s march will be held on the Boston Common.

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“The entirety of federal government operations should cease to function, or truly shut down, during a lapse in appropriations.”

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“The entirety of federal government operations should cease to function, or truly shut down, during a lapse in appropriations.”

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Catholic Church is due for constructive criticism

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In the fall of 2016, American diplomats in Cuba complained of high-pitched sounds that were leading to headaches, vertigo, and hearing loss.

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