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  • Will an outcome of Trump's Phoenix rally be a pardon for Joe Arpaio?

    Chasing after undocumented immigrants made Joe Arpaio a household name, but in time, his crusade became a double-edged sword. Public criticism mounted, racial profiling lawsuits poured in, and last year residents of Maricopa County, Ariz., voted him out after serving 24 years as their sheriff. Mr. Arpaio calls his conviction a travesty of justice.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:16:00 -0400
  • Confederate monuments: What to do with them?

    Clarissa Harriss hesitated at the spot where the statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson used to stand. In 1948, as a little girl, Ms. Harriss had worn a polka-dot dress and carried yellow roses and participated in the statue’s dedication. Today Harriss had returned with her dog and a new bouquet.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:59:11 -0400
  • Why the sole resident of a Nebraska town is staying put – but is in good company

    As the mayor, only voter, and sole resident of this incorporated village, Elsie Eiler is pretty used to people asking why she remains here as population: 1.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:20:58 -0400
  • Afghanistan: Why Trump is making longest US war his own

    There is no arguing for the notion that the United States is winning the war in Afghanistan, what already years ago became its longest military engagement. Afghanistan has been kept from becoming again a safe haven for Islamist terrorists, and no more attacks targeting the US and the West have been hatched and launched from its soil. Al Qaeda has been weakened, and recent efforts by the so-called Islamic State to secure a foothold in Afghanistan have been rebuffed, both by US troops and by Western-trained Afghan security forces acting under US guidance.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:16:56 -0400
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