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December 9, 2016
Other Voices
Here’s something to think about as a new presidential administration contemplates pulling up the gangplank to opportunity for the refugees and immigrants who still clamor to our shores:
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December 9, 2016
Is anti-Zionism the same as anti-Semitism?
The U.S. Senate last week approved a bill that was advertised as a way to help the federal government combat harassment against Jewish students on college campuses. But the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is both unnecessary to achieve its stated goal and fraught with First Amendment problems. If it reaches his desk, President Barack Obama should veto it.
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December 9, 2016
Obama, Trump have common trait
The differences between how Donald Trump and Barack Obama express themselves are vast and obvious. Trump is sometimes funny and cheerful, but more often cruel, barbarous, vindictive and vulgar. Obama is none of these things. He is too earnest to be genuinely funny, and it would never occur to him to engage in the kind of raw meanness for which his successor is famous.
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Robert Samuelson

December 8, 2016
Here’s the real productivity problem
WASHINGTON — Our thinking about productivity is cockeyed, according to a new economic report. We’re ignoring the real productivity problem: surging costs for health care, housing and education. We need to understand this argument, because it just might be correct.
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December 8, 2016
Censorship is not a remedy for fake news
When the problem of fake news first started making headlines, I was traveling across Southeast Asia and the Middle East. That vantage point provided a striking contrast: While we in America waste the right to a free press, half a world away, the right is so precious that people routinely risk their lives to support it.
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December 7, 2016
The failure of our justice system
We got sucker punched.
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December 7, 2016
Trump must put country before business interests
Donald Trump must choose: Be president, or be chairman of his company. He can’t do both without creating severe conflicts of interest, at the very least. At worst, Trump’s private holdings could undermine critical foreign policy and blatantly violate the Constitution.
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December 6, 2016
Dems need to find another RFK
Here’s an idea for beleaguered Democrats looking for a way out of their postelection wilderness: Look back to a Democratic icon of half a century ago who was on the cusp of uniting precisely those angry working-class whites who rallied to Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton’s coalition of minorities and liberals.
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December 6, 2016
States should control health care policy
In January, a new president and Congress will have to revisit health care policy. Premiums are soaring, patient choices are narrowing, exchanges are hollowing out, co-ops are failing and funds to bail out insurers are growing scarce.
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December 5, 2016
Election integrity: Ferret out fraud
Just six weeks ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., penned an op-ed for The Washington Post dismissing any concerns about voter fraud and election insecurity as the whining of a soon-to-be-defeated Donald Trump.
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Robert Samuelson

December 5, 2016
Trump nationalism distorts trade issue
Donald Trump is an avowed economic nationalist. He promises to put American interests “first” in fashioning trade policy and negotiations. If he fulfills these pledges, he will redefine America’s global role in a fundamentally deceptive and destructive way.
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Other Voices

December 3, 2016
Other voices
For the hundreds of workers in Indianapolis whose furnace-building jobs were saved by the Carrier deal, there was plenty of reason to celebrate this week. The involvement of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect (and Indiana Gov.) Mike Pence likely cemented the company’s willingness to accept tax incentives and not send those jobs to Mexico.
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Fareed Zakaria

December 3, 2016
Democrats need to connect more
As Democrats contemplate their losses in November’s election, most have settled on a solution. They believe that the party needs more economically populist policies. But this misses an essential reality — most people don’t vote on the basis of policies.
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Rich Lowry

December 3, 2016
No, the swamp will not be drained
It wasn’t quite “build the wall” or “lock her up,” but “drain the swamp” was a signature Donald Trump slogan.
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