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Democratic Future Lies in Speaking From the Moral Center

The media is now reporting on the debate among Democrats and activists about what the party should stand for, and how it will win elections.

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What LeBron James Understands About the Presidency and Trump Doesn't

The run-up to the 2018 congressional elections has begun. With 40 Republican representatives deciding not to run again, the party's majority in the House is at risk. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to stump for Republicans across the country, seeking to make the election a referendum on him. Characteristically, a centerpiece of his approach is to use race as a weapon to divide and distract us.

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Trump Is Distorting NFL Players' Messages

As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players.

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Trump Is Lousy General for Trade War He's Started

President Trump has triggered what could be "the largest trade war in economic history," the Chinese Commerce Ministry warns. Trump is threatening tariffs on $500 billion in Chinese goods, virtually all of our imports from China. He's also hit Mexico, Canada and our European allies with punitive tariffs.

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Trump Gives Putin a Free Pass

Russian President Vladimir Putin came late to the Helsinki Summit with Donald Trump on Monday and spoke first at the news conference afterward. He handed Trump a soccer ball from the World Cup, but he clearly walked away with the trophy for the World Cup of politics, largely because Trump, in a bizarre and unprecedented performance, kept scoring own goals on Putin's behalf.

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Gang of Five Justices Ignore Law, Will of Elected Representatives

We are witnessing an astounding attack on democracy by the five male right-wing majority of the Supreme Court -- "black robed rulers," Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan called them, "overruling citizens' choices" in a series of 5-4 decisions.

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This Fall, We Will See Whose America This Is

For President Trump, the campaign never ends. He is on the stump, in full campaign mode now. He is intent on nationalizing this fall's congressional elections. As Steve Bannon put it, "Donald Trump will be on every ballot." The choice will be for Trump or against.

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Callous Politicians Turning Backs On Children at Border

The Trump administration has separated 2,000 children from their parents, most of whom have come to the United States seeking asylum.

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All Eyes On Trump and Kim, But South Korean Leader Deserves Kudos

Monday was the eve of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As the two leaders meet Tuesday morning in Singapore, hopefully they will at least agree to a process that can provide a framework for further negotiations.

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Basic Democratic Value Under Attack

The talk shows are filled with the latest rumor about WikiLeaks and Russian interference in our elections. What was done still remains a mystery. But Republican tricky leaks -- the systematic efforts to suppress the vote -- are an established fact, and a far greater threat to free elections.

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