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08/27/2015 - 9:54pm

    Viewed through the lens of America's civil rights history, Donald Trump's new call to repeal birthright citizenship chimes with an ominous ring.

    Spoiler alert: It sounds like racism.

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08/27/2015 - 9:51pm

    When we lived in Moscow, people used to ask my wife and me, "Who are you by nationality?"

    "Americans," we'd say.

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08/27/2015 - 9:32pm

    Jeb Bush has a legacy problem. Its name is George. Two presidents named George Bush, to be exact. The problem is that Jeb focuses attention on the wrong relative, his brother, President George W. Why not his father, President George H.W.? Isn't he the...

08/27/2015 - 8:40pm

    Nearly 40 years ago, a fictional television anchor called Howard Beale captured a public mood of despair by telling his viewers to go to the nearest window, throw it open and shout: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!...

08/27/2015 - 8:39pm

    With Donald Trump's help, Republicans are laying claim again to the mantle of family values. For those who've been concerned that the GOP's preference for deporting undocumented immigrants might separate parents from their U.S.-citizen children...

08/27/2015 - 8:28pm

    The rise of Donald Trump has many of his GOP rivals asking: How can we steal away the source of his apparent appeal to GOP primary voters? This week, we're getting one answer to that question from Scott Walker, who seems to have decided that Trump's...

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