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Trump's trial is winding down. Thank the jurors who will decide it.

I actually wasn’t surprised when I read that half of the people in the initial jury pool for the New York criminal trial of Donald Trump said...

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Larry Strauss

The WHO pandemic agreement is a global life-or-death opportunity

For more than two years, countries of the world have worked together toward one generational goal – to ensure we are better prepared for the next...

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 

Melissa Lucio's Texas execution was halted. Her case should haunt you.

Imagine spending 16 years on death row for a crime a judge now says you may not have committed. But, just two days before your execution date, you...

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Nicole Russell

North Carolina really wants to ban masks in public to punish students?

North Carolina’s lawmakers enjoy embarrassing my home state. That, or they simply do not care about their constituents. Those are the only things...

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Sara Pequeño 

Donald Trump won't testify in his hush money trial. What a chicken!

Just before Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial started in April, I labeled the former president and current criminal defendant a...

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Rex Huppke

My dying teacher's final lesson, and a thank you 30 years overdue

The last words I spoke to George Lukacs were sincere but woefully delayed: “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Mr. Lukacs was my high school...

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Rex Huppke

Debates can't make things worse for Biden and Trump. Let's do this.

Great news, everyone: Joe Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to hold two debates. If you want a preview, just watch some old episodes of “The...

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Jon Gabriel

Trump used to be proud of his COVID vaccine. Now he has to ignore it.

Picture yourself as a politician, holding the nation's highest office during a generational emergency. You're the president. You take action. You...

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Chris Brennan 

Here's a radical idea for how Biden can ensure Trump loses. Drop out.

The November election is the rematch America doesn’t want: the two oldest and among the most unpopular candidates in our history. It doesn’t have...

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Jeremy Mayer

Is the Taylor Swift economy real? Here's why you should be skeptical

What do Taylor Swift, county fairs and taxpayer handouts to Hollywood all have in common? They all ostensibly boost the economy, magically...

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Jarrett Skorup And James M. Hohman

There was no free speech at my college. Peaceful protest is precious.

College campuses across America have been through turmoil with student protests due to ongoing conflict in Gaza that has resulted in the loss of...

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Muhammad Babar 

Are you as embarrassed as I am of the shouting matches in Congress?

Maybe this is what we should expect from members of Congress who are better known by their acronyms rather than their real names.  The spectacle...

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Ingrid Jacques

I just graduated college. I didn't expect it to be so terrifying.

Eleven days before I graduated college, university police incited violence on a group of students peacefully protesting the ongoing genocide in...

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Kofi Mframa 

Should I give my child a phone? Here are things to think about first.

The longer I am a mother, the more I find myself reflecting on my childhood and how it compares and contrasts with my daughters' lives. So much is...

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Carli Pierson 

Americans are addicted to useless presidential polling

I have bad news: Americans are political polling themselves to death. There are way too many people standing open-mouthed in front of the firehose...

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Rex Huppke

Grads who protested Seinfeld's speech failed Life 101

Roughly 30 of the 7,000 students at Sunday’s Duke University graduation ceremony walked out at the beginning of the commencement address by...

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Ej Montini

Harrison Butker decries DEI but owes his fame to Black quarterback

On May 11, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker delivered the commencement speech during the graduation ceremony at Benedictine College, a...

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Andrea Williams

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