For police, this year has been quite lethal

The deadly ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., this month raised fears of a wave of violence against law enforcement, with subsequent police slayings in Kansas City, Kan., and, late Thursday night, in San Diego heightening the anxiety. The number of police officers slain in the line of duty this year […]

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America the basket case

The Democratic National Convention has been a piercing glimpse into why the United States has every appearance of being a country of vulgar idiots governed by vulgar idiots. Of course it is a great country, by most measurements the greatest country there has ever been. And shame on anyone who does not acknowledge with thanks […]

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Analysis: The Clinton campaign sees multiple paths to victory, and other takeaways from Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech

PHILADELPHIA — 1. The Clinton campaign sees multiple paths to victory If it’s possible to both run to the left and to the center at the same time, the Clinton campaign is doing it. In a speech in which Hillary Clinton appealed directly to the supporters of her erstwhile primary rival, she also drew applause […]

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Appeals court refuses to dismiss Sen. Menendez’s corruption charges

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court on Friday refused to throw out the bribery and fraud charges filed against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, clearing a hurdle standing between the New Jersey Democrat and a possible corruption trial. Menendez had sought to have his case dismissed citing constitutional protections that shield the work of legislators from […]

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Inside the aging lock that is one breakdown away from crippling North America’s economy

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – The dispatch tower above the Soo Locks on a fine July day offers a spectacular view, but there is little time to admire it. There are five telephones and five radios, and at 9 a.m. a radio squawks. “Go ahead, captain,” says Chris Albrough, lockmaster with the U.S. Army Corps […]

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Mary Sanchez: Hillary to Donald: Game on!

Hillary Clinton strode on stage in Philadelphia Thursday night and showed herself ready to win the presidency. In her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, she presented herself less in her historic role as the first woman presidential candidate of a major party and more on her merits as the best candidate for the […]

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Society’s implicit racial biases must be addressed

Growing up as a child of privilege in a predominantly white community, my parents always taught me that all people were equal. Yet I noticed that adults around me sometimes told racist jokes. The bad guys on TV shows often were black. Most of the black people in my life were either my housekeeper or […]

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US commitment to S. Korea’s security ‘transcends party,’ benefits US security

The ironclad U.S. commitment to South Korea’s security is a longstanding tradition that transcends party lines and benefits the U.S.’ own national security, the White House said Thursday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest made the remark as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested he would pull American troops from South Korean unless the […]

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Christine Flowers: GOP convention was dead right to highlight fears

The Republican National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed and observant. Donald Trump earned his nomination by playing on the justified fears of his audience — Americans who had been served a steady […]

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Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech ratings will fall below Donald Trump’s

NEW YORK — Early ratings for Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention show that it will fall short of Donald Trump’s audience from July 22. The 10 p.m. ET slot that featured Hillary Clinton’s speech, a biographical video and an introduction by Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, averaged around 28 million viewers on […]

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Clinton, Kaine launch campaign’s last 100 days from Temple University

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton kicked off her general election campaign Friday in Philadelphia by comparing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to a king, while she argued the historic nature of her candidacy showed the goodness and potential of America. “Nobody who looked like me was thought to be possible to run for president” when the […]

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It’s obvious who is a responsible adult in this race

There are adults in this presidential race and there are children, and this week’s Democratic National Convention did an excellent job of separating the women from the boys. There was a constant drumbeat in the lead-up to Hillary Clinton’s Thursday night speech, and that drumbeat, which had to pound loudly in Donald Trump’s ears, was: […]

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Philadelphia denies sanctuary city status, but Justice Department says otherwise

PHILADELPHIA – The city of Philadelphia insists it’s not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but a Justice Department report says otherwise – and now the city that just hosted the Democratic National Convention is in danger of losing millions of dollars in federal funding for breaking the law. The Justice inspector general said the number […]

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Navy to name ship for slain LGBT activist Harvey Milk

From Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The Navy will name a fleet oiler built at General Dynamics NASSCO after San Francisco gay rights advocate Harvey Milk. The news was first reported Thursday by the U.S. Naval Institute, which cited a Congressional notification. The USNS Harvey Milk would be the second in the John […]

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