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They can expect criticism no matter what, so they should fulfill their journalistic responsibilities.

Many a candidacy has foundered on the basis of a few poorly chosen words on the presidential debate stage.

The president is surely thinking more about Syria than his few utterances suggest.

The president has issued waivers on military aid to countries that employ child soldiers.

The focus should be on the 31 million legal immigrants, rather than on the 11 million undocumented ones.

A GOP insider has some advice for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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The Republican nominee consolidates support, but still trails.

It’s not possible to force out millions of people in what Donald Trump called a “humane and efficient” manner.

In the High Plains, Rep. Mike Coffman embraces his diverse district, makes serious proposals on immigration reform and doesn’t care much for Donald Trump.

The Sammies honor the best of America’s public servants, people whose work makes this a better country.

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Monday’s event can’t change the GOP nominee’s lengthy record of unpresidential words and deeds.

Cap and trade should remain central to the Golden State’s multifaceted plan to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Outgoing Schools Superintendent Karen Garza has made good things happen for children — and quickly.

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It’s hard to know where Monday night’s first presidential debate will go in terms of substance. But if the candidates do argue about the economy, viewers would benefit from some background on what presidents can and cannot really accomplish when it comes to the economy. Realistic benchmarking of our expectations in this space should serve […]

Stories from the border.

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It's the best way to reshape the system.

Debates usually aren't that consequential. When it comes to 2016, just throw the word "usually" out the window.

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The law isn't keeping up with technology.
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The law isn't keeping up with technology.

  • Garrett M. Graff
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Is it helping us or hurting us?

  • Hanson O'Haver
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Not looking "presidential" is just the beginning.

  • Anna Waters
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Don’t believe “Game of Thrones”: Medieval Europe wasn’t racially homogenous.

  • Matthew Gabriele
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Juan Manuel Santos on how he made peace with the FARC.

  • Lally Weymouth
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Our story is more than a timeline from Crispus Attucks to Michelle Obama.

  • Blair L.M. Kelley
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Finally, a term for that thing where you forget to take off your TV makeup after going on CNN.

  • Eliot Nelson
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Tiny Ashland, Va., worries that high-speed rail will change its character.

  • Peter Galuszka
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It’s costing taxpayers way too much.

  • Irvin B. Nathan
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Tenants have trouble asserting their rights in Maryland.

  • Matt Losak
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No one should seek to win elections by rigging the game.

  • Judith Browne Dianis
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Legislators should be better informed about the laws we make.

  • William C. Smith Jr., Pam Queen
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