Washington Post 8-15-2017

Don’t take lunacy too seriously

It is more than sad that we have a president whom lunatics look up to as a hero.

Can Jeff Sessions provide justice for Heather Heyer?

The Justice Department is opening a civil rights investigation into her death. But it’s fair to ask if it’s up to the task under Sessions.

Trump’s lasting legacy is to embolden an entirely new generation of racists

Racist grandpas may be dying out, but their bigotry is regenerating in today’s youths.

Trump’s America is not mine

The president has put my relationship with my own country on the rocks. Some days I think I don’t know it anymore.

Trump’s response to Charlottesville should surprise no one

His empathy for white grievance is nothing new.

The U.S. trade deficit is a good thing. Really.

Updating NAFTA makes sense, but using it to cut the trade gap through additional barriers and taxes on imports would hurt American workers and consumers.

An honest conversation about race is not allowed

The definition of “racism” has expanded to cover any expression that veers from left-wing dogma on race, making honest conversation impossible.

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We should be deeply worried about NAFTA

A botched negotiation would be a gift to China.

  • Nelson W. Cunningham
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The one thing Americans should be proud of after Charlottesville

President Trump waited too long to denounce the hatred — but others spoke truth to power.

Kenya may have had its fairest election yet. The winner shouldn’t tarnish it.

The incumbent president, who claimed victory, should refrain from quelling dissent with violence.

A promising young woman’s life, suddenly cut short

It is intolerable that Jamahri Sydnor’s life was taken and her dreams extinguished by a stray bullet on a D.C. street.

The Google logo is seen on its office building in St Pancras in London. (EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga)
The Google logo is seen on its office building in St Pancras in London. (EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga)
James Damore’s memo depicts a world that in no way corresponds to my reality.

I’m black. Robert E. Lee is my ancestor. His statues can’t come down soon enough.

Defenders of monuments to the Confederate general are again trying to rewrite an ugly chapter in our nation’s history. If my family can move on, so can they.

  • Karen Finney
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I watched Trump all last year. His response to Charlottesville was no surprise.

A quiet wink at white supremacists followed by a belated condemnation fits the pattern he established in the campaign.

  • Christina Reynolds
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Weakest. Commander in Chief. Ever.

Trump likes to say that he’s strong on the military. But he’s weak. So weak.

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There’s never been a golden age of free speech at American universities.

Conservatives say campus speech is under threat. That’s been true for most of history.

There’s never been a golden age of free speech at American universities.

Why is millennial humor so weird?

Comedy that appeals to young people can be surreal and dark — and completely meaningless.

  • Elizabeth Bruenig
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Five myths about golf

Is Trump the best presidential golfer? Is Tiger Woods the best golfer ever?

  • Leonard Shapiro
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Who did Trump borrow his press tactics from? Joe McCarthy.

They both hated, coddled and needed reporters.

Corporations are cracking down on free speech inside the office — and out

When your boss can fire you for what you say, are you really free?

  • Fredrik deBoer
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How we communicate is changing. So should the way we think about free speech.

Polarization, technology and campus culture are all shifting rapidly. We need to keep up.

How seeing a dead body brought the Maryland opioid crisis home

Maryland can’t imprison its way out of a drug epidemic.

  • Pamela E. Queen
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A tree that survived the Civil War was just saved from developers’ chain saws

But what’s frustrating to Arlington’s tree lovers is that such stories are unusual.

  • John Carey
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Recent history shows D.C. needs campaign finance reform

Too many elected officials are hit with fines — or worse — for violations.

  • Phillip Enright
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Is DCPS really redesigning teaching?

Ending top-down management is a smart move.

  • Mark Simon
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Maryland’s price-gouging law targets the wrong prescription drugs

The state’s cumbersome new law distracts from the more difficult and important challenge of lowering prices of patented brand-name drugs.

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