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Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:00am
    Cleveland -- The marriage of Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is not off to a great start.     Donald Trump introduced Pence as his running mate as if it were a painful duty, in a series of long digressions...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
    There are two broad schools of thought on political critics, or rather two that can be described here using largely polite terms.     The first comes by way of the American founding father Benjamin Franklin: "...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains of plotting last weekend's attempted military coup, and some Turkish officials accuse the U.S. of playing a role...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
    In the wake of Friday's coup attempt, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan can hardly be blamed for purging the military. But firing 2,745 judges without any investigation or demonstrated connection to the coup is another...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:00am
    “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8-7.     Recent events remind me of the only lasting memory remaining from having poked my head inside a long-ago gun show...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:00am
    A federal appeals court has ruled that the public has no right to see arrestees' mug shots, reversing a ruling that has been in place for 20 years. The case pits the individual's interest in privacy against the public's...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:00am
    The Obama administration has spent years feuding with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the White House quickly condemned this weekend's coup attempt and made clear that it believed Erdogan - whatever his faults - was...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 8:00am
    What is worse than an ever-more-authoritarian regime that constantly aims to crush a robust civil society? The answe emerged bluntly in Turkey on Friday night: to have your army pointing its guns at you. To have your army bombing the...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
    At a panel of communications professionals from all over the world at the Open Society Foundations last week, I advised the gathered to keep an eye out for polls from Hispanic media outlets. Doing this would give them a more accurate...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
    Why Mike Pence said 'yes' to Donald Trump. 760 words, by Chris Cillizza (Post).     As I watched Donald Trump "introduce" Mike Pence - and by that I mean talk about himself for 30 minutes - I just...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Has there been a more troubling time for free expression worldwide than right now?     I can't remember one. Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, has the numbers to back that up...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
    On Bastille Day 2015, my family and I walked over to the banks of the Saône river in Lyon to watch the fireworks with thousands of the city's residents. I only briefly noticed the metal barricades blocking the street set up...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
    The failed coup d'etat against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was avidly watched in Russia -- not just because Erdogan and his authoritarian twin, President Vladimir Putin, have recently restored relations after the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Will Mike Pence help Donald Trump win over Christian conservatives?     White evangelical voters who are put off by Trump's misogyny, racism or astonishing business ethics won't be swayed by the addition to...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Last week, another deranged young man went on a rampage, killing 84 people in the French city of Nice. A French lawyer who had earlier defended Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in an assault case described his wife-beating, French-Tunisian...
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