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Bernie Sanders would like to talk about Social Security

He is reintroducing his Social Security Expansion Act on Wednesday.

Why the United States will never have high-speed rail

Our country’s infrastructure and legal system are just not up to the task.

Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un is partly hot air. It could also make the world safer.

There’s something real and fundamental in the negotiations.

How Robert Mueller’s probe could break down our partisan divide

Partisan tribalism seems to rule politics. But some issues seem to be able to bend the numbers.

It’s time to rethink what teachers are for

They are indispensable, but technology is quickly changing their role.

Trump’s sacrifices are hard. You think it’s easy working 11 to 5?

Who else has accomplished having so much Executive Time?

Democrats are learning to copy Trump. Uh-oh.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets in on the gaslighting action.

Exactly which Trump policies do Democrats want to undo?

The president is boxing in his 2020 rivals.

What’s up with Trump and dogs?

His contempt for canines is telling.

How Trump can get the rest of his wall money — without a shutdown or emergency

He can’t win this shutdown fight. But he can win a sequester fight.

‘White privilege’ in America: The blissful ignorance of Ralph Northam

He must become a rhetorical sledgehammer against the conspiracy of silence that has cloaked his life and hobbles our nation.

Take the deal, Mr. President

You gotta know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

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The federal merit system keeps our democracy safe. Trump and the Senate are killing its guardian.

The Merit Systems Protection Board is about to lose its last member. It’s a disgrace — and a danger.

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What Ronald Reagan would tell President Trump about arms control

Treaties and negotiations have more uses than Trump seems to realize.

  • Victoria Nuland

Will Harvard continue to fail Asian Americans — or will it learn from the past?

It still doesn’t have an Asian American studies program.

  • Renee Tajima-Peña

Science needs to think globally. A Paris Agreement for research could be the answer.

If we want to address the world’s issues, we can’t think about research nationally.

  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Blaming Trump for their problems is the one thing Europeans can agree on

Why the U.S. president makes a perfect scapegoat.

  • James Kirchick
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China is brainwashing more than a million Uighurs. The world must demand justice.

In a newly released video, a man claiming to be Abdurehim Heyit says he is alive and well following reports of his death in a Chinese reeducation camp.

The questions Ralph Northam and Justin Fairfax must answer

Virginia’s governor and lieutenant governor can’t simply hunker down; they need to address the accusations against them.

Keeping the Metro open later could also mean keeping it less safe

The District’s threat to force Metro to restore later hours could sidetrack the transit system’s ability to perform necessary preventive maintenance.

Democratic female members of Congress cheer after U.S. President Donald Trump said there are more women in Congress than ever before during his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
Democratic female members of Congress cheer after U.S. President Donald Trump said there are more women in Congress than ever before during his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)
The holiday may be new, but the ability of female friendships to create political change is centuries old.
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President Trump wants the press to check out the Great Tariff Debate of 1888. Okay!

On tariffs, what can 1888 tell us about 2019?

Galentine’s Day and the political power of women’s friendships

The holiday may be new, but the ability of female friendships to create political change is centuries old.

  • Kimberly A. Hamlin

When the Catholic Church’s prohibition on scandal helped women

And why that policy turned tragic in modern times.

  • Sara McDougall

So how is ‘truthful hyperbole’ going in foreign policy?

Donald Trump promised a lot in foreign policy. He has little to show for it.

Blackface is just a symptom of American medicine’s racist past

The study of medicine is rife with racist assumptions and experiments that still shape health outcomes today.

  • Christopher D. E. Willoughby

Arpaio’s conviction for criminal contempt of court could be immune to Trump’s pardon power 

In turning down Mexico’s offer of disaster aid, Trump chose ideology over helping victims of Hurricane Harvey

Today, we look at the Defense Department admitting it underreported troop numbers in Afghanistan, why Israel froze suicide drone exports to Azerbaijan, and why the FBI and the Justice Department should not overreact to leaks.
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BY HIS OWN HAND: President Donald Trump’s next self-inflicted crisis will be a nuclear Iran, FP’s Jeffrey Lewis writes: Read more
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REJECTED RELIEF: In turning down Mexico’s offer of disaster aid, Trump chose ideology over helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, Dan Restrepo writes: Read more
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AFGHAN PUZZLE: After months of providing misleading information, the Pentagon admits there are thousands more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than previously reported, FP’s Paul McLeary writes: Read more
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SUICIDE MISSION: An Israeli company is accused of targeting the Armenian military while testing a suicide drone it was selling to Azerbaijan, FP’s Kavitha Surana writes: Read more
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SURVIVING TRUMP: We should not confuse national security leaks, which should be prosecuted, with leaks of policy differences or allegations of wrongdoing by whistleblowers, which should be dealt with through administrative sanctions, Lawfare’s Jeffrey H. Smith writes: Read more

The top State Department envoy stepped down from her post Friday

Today, we look at what President Donald Trump got right on foreign policy, a “Black Friday” exodus at the State Department, and why Congress should open a formal impeachment inquiry.
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KURDISH WAITING GAME: The Kurdistan Regional Government plans to hold a referendum on formally leaving Iraq but Kurdish fighters are still hoping for more U.S. military aid to combat the Islamic State, FP’s Paul McCleary reports: Read more
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TOURIST TRAP: China is excited by the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution — and Russians are excited to take its money, FP’s Amie Ferris-Rotman writes: Read more
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TRUMP GOT IT RIGHT: Trump got some things right about foreign policy — but screwed it up anyway, FP’s Stephen Walt writes: Read more
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EXODUS AT STATE: The top State Department envoy responsible for overseeing U.S. policy at the United Nations and other international organizations stepped down from her post Friday, continuing an exodus that is thinning the ranks of America’s most experienced career diplomats, FP’s Colum Lynch writes: Read more
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DUMP TRUMP: The time has come to begin a serious conversation about impeaching Trump, Lawfare’s Jane Chong and Benjamin Wittes write: Read more

Washington Post pm 8-28-2017

Harvey death toll reaches 8 as flooding continues
Officials in Texas said the toll includes six people in Harris County, home to Houston; one person in Rockport, near where Harvey made landfall; and another person in La Marque, near Galveston. The toll is expected to rise as the rescue effort continues, and officials warned that more than 30,000 people would be forced from their homes.
By Kevin Sullivan and Mark Berman  •  Read more »
‘Please don’t give up on us’: Police chief urges residents not to hang up if on hold with 911
First responders have been overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, and FEMA and the Coast Guard are trying to bolster the local and state response to the disaster.
By Joel Achenbach and Ed O’Keefe  •   Read more »
Rains from Harvey obliterate records; flood disaster to expand
Areas near Houston could see storm totals near 50 inches, as torrential rains begin to expand into Louisiana, where double-digit rainfall totals are also likely.
By Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow  •   Read more »
‘Here’s my address — Please send help!’: Desperate flood victims turn to social media
Americans watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans. Twelve years later, social media allowed many Houstonians to take their fate into their own hands.
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Guide to The Post’s comprehensive Harvey coverage
The country’s fourth-largest city is paralyzed, as floodwaters continue to rise to rooflines all over Houston and residents frantically call for help. Here’s a continuing guide to coverage by Washington Post journalists, both the latest developments and the stories you may have missed.
By Ann Gerhart  •   Read more »
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Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and the GOP
Policymakers are expected to begin discussing an emergency aid package likely to reach into the billions in a year when they have agreed on little else, let alone spending priorities.
By Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta  •   Read more »
Top Trump Organization executive asked Putin aide for help on business deal
A 2016 email from Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney and executive vice president for the Trump Organization, to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s top press aide, shows the Trump business official directly seeking Kremlin assistance in advancing Trump’s business interests during the campaign.
By Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Tom Hamburger  •   Read more »
Black-clad anarchists attack right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley
The group of more than 100 hooded protesters turned up at what had been a largely peaceful protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence.
By Kyle Swenson  •   Read more »
The Fix • Analysis
Are some of Trump’s key Cabinet members thinking about abandoning him?
In separate, jaw-dropping comments that made news over the weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took giant steps backward from their boss.
By Amber Phillips  •   Read more »
ACLU challenges Trump administration’s transgender military ban
The lawsuit, filed in Maryland on behalf of six active-duty members of the Armed Forces, argues that the ban is unconstitutional because it discriminates against transgender people and treats them unequally.
By Justin Jouvenal  •   Read more »
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Uber CEO pick has an influential network of relatives across Silicon Valley
After fleeing the Iranian Revolution, Dara Khosrowshahi’s family became highly successful in America
By Elizabeth Dwoskin  •   Read more »
Tropical storm warnings go up on N.C. Outer Banks
A tropical disturbance near the northeastern Florida coast could become tropical storm Irma and bring disruptive weather to the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware beaches Tuesday.
By Brian McNoldy and Jason Samenow  •   Read more »
At Amazon’s Whole Foods, lower food prices and discounted Amazon Echoes
Amazon is running Whole Foods now. Here is what’s different and cheaper on day one. Not all shoppers were impressed.
By Abha Bhattarai  •   Read more »
The fight continues for gender equality not guaranteed in the Constitution
From the American Revolution through today, women have been leading a long-burning rebellion to gain rights not originally guaranteed under the Constitution.
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