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Keep the conservative judges coming, and the Trump coalition will hold.

Health-care bill introduced this month shows the contrast between the parties on the fundamental question of affordable health care.

A new survey shows that people from across the political spectrum are astonishingly willing to shut down free speech.

President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio was unconstitutional and should be overturned.

The traditional Democratic-to-Republican political axis is no longer a valid schematic of U.S. political opinion.

In a new essay, Andrew Sullivan argues that the foundational myths that unified our country have been dismantled.

Ty Cobb is living up to the baseball legend he claims as a distant relative.

Government regulators have always been slow to ensure that vehicle technology is safe.

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Congress has no excuse for ignoring this preventable disaster.

Stanislav Petrov averted nuclear war. Nations should back away from the precipice.

A federal judge and the California legislature set limits on cooperation with the administration.

Former rep. Ron Paul has a checkered past with racial rhetoric. So do many libertarians. (AP Photo / Reno Gazette-Journal / Marilyn Newton)
Former rep. Ron Paul has a checkered past with racial rhetoric. So do many libertarians. (AP Photo / Reno Gazette-Journal / Marilyn Newton)
Freedom-lovers may say they share nothing with the racially-motivated right. But history suggests otherwise.
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There are Republicans who will sell out their own states and constituents to kill a program named after the last president while paving the way for bigger tax cuts, even as that program is actively delivering affordable health coverage to tens of millions of Americans.

The president will try to sell America First to the rest of the world. Good luck with that.

The populism upon the land is a function of long-term economic trends that have hurt the economic prospects of middle-wage men and, more recently, women as well.

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(FILES) This file photo taken on April 06, 2017 shows former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the Eighth Annual Women in the World Summit at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Clinton says she is done being a political candidate, and that her shock US presidential loss last year to Donald Trump remains a source of deep anguish. It still is very painful. It hurts a lot, the 2016 Democratic nominee said in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the first in a series of appearances to highlight the upcoming publication of What Happened, her memoir about the campaign. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images (Angela Weiss / AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) This file photo taken on April 06, 2017 shows former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the Eighth Annual Women in the World Summit at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Clinton says she is "done" being a political candidate, and that her shock US presidential loss last year to Donald Trump remains a source of deep anguish. "It still is very painful. It hurts a lot," the 2016 Democratic nominee said in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the first in a series of appearances to highlight the upcoming publication of "What Happened," her memoir about the campaign. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images (Angela Weiss / AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton relives the horrors of coming so close, then retreating to Chappaqua.

What to read, watch and visit to learn about the role of women in the conflict.

My job is to manage air quality. This fire season, I’m just trying to help people breathe.

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Wildlife is already retreating from areas that are increasingly inhospitable. So should we.

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What prompted her to cast aside her moral authority?

The biggest danger isn’t necessarily the wind.

Irma won’t change things: We’ll go on building in the wrong place and ignoring climate change.

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The commonwealth must come up with appropriate funding for VRE, too.

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The closure of United Medical Center’s maternity ward is a symptom of a bigger problem.

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The $5.6 billion contract saddles Maryland with a 40 percent increase in long-term debt.

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Erecting another memorial — for slaves — on the Leesburg courthouse grounds is still the right move.

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The immersive experience can change a person’s perspective on pressing issues.

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