Washington Post 11-20-2017

It’s Thanksgiving. Be happy.

Something about turkey says, “Thank you, Lord, for your abundant mercy, undeserved though it be.”

Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’

He not only committed murder; he stunted the progressive movement for decades.

  • David Smith
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I fled Syria years ago. Refugee children like me can’t give up on education.

I’m raising my voice from Britain to share my story.

  • Muzoon Almehellan
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  • 20 hours ago

The U.S. must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria

America should remove suspicions it will pull up stakes now that the Islamic State caliphate has fallen.

Did Putin get taken for a ride?

Hardly. America’s retreat from the global stage in the Trump era is a win for Russia, but Americans still have the power to push back.

Trump gets the trade problem all wrong

Having misdiagnosed the problem of deficits, the president has embraced protectionist solutions.

Stop the sniping, Washington Democrats. Learn from the grass roots.

The party has work to do — that’s the message from this month’s elections.

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Trump does the right thing for elephants. He shouldn’t back down now.

A ban on imports of hunting trophies from Zimbabwe should stand.

Venezuela seems headed for more misery

As Maduro flirts with default, his people pay the price.

Virginia is still the go-to state for criminals shopping for illegal guns

Incoming governor Ralph Northam and other Democrats should restore the one-a-month purchase limit.

Why it would be nice to have a functioning State Department, Part LVXII

Nothing to see here, just Rex Tillerson mismanaging the State Department again.

Attention, fence-sitting Republican senators: Here’s what’s at stake in the tax vote

The Republicans’ tax plan clearly fails to represent the majority of their constituents. That provides a key group of senators with a historical opportunity to walk their talk.

When companies buy harassment insurance, they’re not protecting the victims

An arcane tool is meant to clean up the workplace. That’s not necessarily what happens.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - November 9, 2017: A northern shoreline view from 14th Street beach access in South Beach. (Joseph Michael Lopez/For The Washington Post) (Joseph Michael Lopez / For The Washington Post)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – November 9, 2017: A northern shoreline view from 14th Street beach access in South Beach. (Joseph Michael Lopez/For The Washington Post) (Joseph Michael Lopez / For The Washington Post)
Jeff Goodell warns of sweeping effects from a steep rise in sea levels caused by global warming.

Five myths about Texas

It doesn’t rely on oil anymore — and it’s not turning blue anytime soon.

What’s the point of sexual harassment training? Often, to protect employers.

Courts tend to infer good faith when they see anti-harassment policies in place — even if those policies are just for show.

  • Lauren B. Edelman
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Shame has fallen out of fashion, but it can be a force for good

This wave of sexual harassment scandals shows that public humiliation still has a role to play in our society.

  • Joseph Burgo
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I know Roy Moore. He’s always been a con artist.

The candidate has made a career of willfully misrepresenting the ideas he claims to stand for.

  • Randall Balmer
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A year into Trump’s presidency, Christians are facing a spiritual reckoning

Christians have traditionally rejected the worship of money, sex and power. Do we still?

  • Jim Wallis
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Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue.

Many mass killers have tragically similar histories.

  • Rachel Louise Snyder
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Charter schools deserve equal funding

Traditional schools get money that charters don’t.

  • Patricia A. BrantleyIrene Holtzman
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The battle for the Virginia House

No less than everything is at stake after the Nov. 7 elections.

  • Mark J. Rozell
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At my Baltimore school, we played ‘Let’s get the black boy.’ I was the black boy.

How a Halloween photo stirred memories of past racism.

  • Kofi Elijah Whitehead
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Antibiotic legislation falls short in Maryland

How your chicken sandwich could lead to an extended hospital stay.

  • Jordan CooperEllen Silbergeld
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  • Nov 10

A poison pill for the Chesapeake Bay

Virginia’s Bob Goodlatte wants to stop the EPA from enforcing a crucial pollution rule.

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