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The other country building a border wall

Haiti’s severe political crisis and raging gang violence are forcing an exodus of Haitians. And what’s the response from the Dominican Republic, Haiti’s only land neighbor? Build a wall.

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There’s already a blueprint for helping migrants. Let’s invest in it.

The United States has a long history of welcoming new immigrants and providing them integration services into our communities. But these services are now few and far between between for those who come to our borders legally seeking protection.

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It’s a moment to praise Mitch McConnell

The Senate Republican leader has thrown his support behind the effort to update the Electoral Count Act of 1887 — and that makes passage of those essential reforms much more likely.

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Is Putin bluffing on using nuclear weapons?

The real question we should be asking ourselves is if the United States is bluffing when it says that there will be catastrophic consequences to a Russian nuclear attack.

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Move out from the safe middle ground, Charlie Baker

He should seize the moment and use his voice to try to realign the values of his party.

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The White House bowling alley is a symbol of what’s wrong with US politics

Not long after President Truman’s departure from the White House, Americans began “bowling alone.” That is, by scores of measures — from bowling to marriage to trust in our neighbors — American unity has slowly slumped for nearly half a century.

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The battle within the state Republican Party

Chairman Jim Lyons and his hard-right faction try to undercut auditor hopeful Anthony Amore.

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Brett Favre, welfare queen

The same people who denounce welfare don’t seem outraged over the former quarterback’s alleged misappropriation of antipoverty funds.