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SPRINGVILLE, UT - JUNE 17:  David Barkerlooks at an AR-15 semi-automatic gun to  at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Semi-automatics are in the news again after the nightclub shooting in Orlando F;lord last week. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Sachs: A modest proposal on guns

By Jeffrey Sachs
A compromise on regulations for the Second Amendment that keeps protection of gun ownership--semi-automatic included --is possible, Jeffrey Sachs writes.
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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

By Isaac Bailey
Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 24:  Actress Mayim Bialik attends the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Hold Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the 67th Emmy Awards at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on August 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

By Kate Maltby
A #MeToo hashtag won't force real change on issues of sexual harassment or assault, says Kate Maltby, but it may give us courage to take the next steps.
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Former advisor to President Donald Trump and executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon introduces Roy Moore, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, at an election-night rally on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in a primary runoff election for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. Moore will now face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election in December.

GOP doesn't have a clue--but Bannon does

By Mark Bauerlein
To grasp why many warm to Bannon's war talk, listen to Paul Ryan using "inclusion" and other accommodating, liberal catchwords, says Mark Bauerlein. To the right, such language represents assaults on the patriotic, religious beliefs they prize.
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NFL players: Behind 'take a knee' lies this racial injustice

By Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin, Doug Baldwin and Eric Reid
With the NFL protests ongoing, it's important to not lose sight of why they began in the first place. As NFL players and concerned citizens, we want to continue to shed light on the racial disparities within our criminal justice system, including the need for bail reform.
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Weinstein, the Trumps and the OTHER swamp

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
News report on Trump real estate deal that once drew the scrutiny of the Manhattan DA's office--which later suddenly dropped the matter-- underscores folly of thinking Trump would be the one to 'drain swamp' in DC, writes Errol Louis.
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'SNL': Merry Christmas, here's your next culture war

By Dean Obeidallah
"Saturday Night Live" typically satirizes the political events of the previous week. But this weekend, "SNL" took a shot at forecasting what Trump's next culture war will be: Demanding every store employee say "Merry Christmas" this holiday season.
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Trump, stir up Mexican populism at your own risk

By Peter Schechter
If the leftist nationalist candidate wins the Mexican presidential election, it could jeopardize security cooperation and the health of the increasingly integrated economies of the US and Mexico, writes Paul Schechter.

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