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Shannon Kelly, a protester demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump, shakes hands with Trump support Ben Kilgore after a long discussion about Trump's qualifications in Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 16, 2016.

Why talking politics on Thanksgiving could help us emerge from our political bubbles

By Amy Blackstone on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:44 a.m.
OpEd: Political dialogue may not be the most palatable thing on the menu this holiday season, but with the addition of good food and loved ones I hope we’ll challenge ourselves to incorporate a dose of it into our meals.
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Delegates protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement hold up signs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016.

Actually, Trump’s supporters and progressives should love the TPP

By Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
OpEd: The TPP isn’t perfect, but it is a major step forward for international trade and for workers everywhere.
KATHLEEN PARKER
Donald Trump speaks on Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Truth and consequences

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8 a.m.
OpEd: Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list.
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Maine should be thankful for its legacy of environmental stewardship

By Lisa Pohlmann on Nov. 22, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
OpEd: Mainers know that the protection of our environment is critical to our economy and way of life. We cannot prosper with polluted air and water.
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Here are 5 rules for conservative resistance to the Trump administration

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post on Nov. 21, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
Did Flynn violate any conflicts of interest, foreign agent or other federal laws or regulations? Someone should look into it.
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) and Vice-President elect Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016.

Why everyone who voted for Trump needs to hold him accountable

By Rachel Nobel on Nov. 21, 2016, at 8:32 a.m.
All individuals should be treated with courtesy and respect.
GWYNNE DYER
Protesters take part in a protest denouncing South Korea's President Park Geun-hye over a recent influence-peddling scandal in central Seoul, South Korea, October 29, 2016.

The story behind South Korea president’s scandal

By Gwynne Dyer on Nov. 21, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
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Hillary Clinton prior to the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Brooklyn Navy Yard, April 14, 2016.

Democrats suddenly find themselves at a crossroads

By Michael Gerson, The Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
Democrats have an ugly, gushing head wound.
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The 2016 election reveals progressives aren’t as tolerant as they like to think

By Jane Martin on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
American women have been asked to see ourselves in our male presidents for 2½ centuries. Yet, progressives appeared hesitant to demand that the country see themselves in even one female president.
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A Facebook user checks a news feed in this illustration.

Facebook’s algorithms didn’t tilt the election

By Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg View on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
I am skeptical that social-media posts changed many votes; people aggressively avoid ideas that challenge their basic philosophy and opinions.
POLL QUESTION
A man takes a selfie in front of the Electoral College map during a U.S. election watch event hosted by the U.S. Embassy on Nov. 9 at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Here’s why the founders made the Electoral College: to protect southern slave states

By Christopher Petrella on Nov. 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“In short, U.S. democracy is a racial project that hinges on policies of inclusion and exclusion.”
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Schalit on single moms: Slut-shaming or starting a conversation?

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
If Schalit is trying to shame anyone, it’s society as a whole for letting this problem fester for so long just because we are uncomfortable talking about it.
ALEX STEED
Protesters demonstrate against the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida.

Don’t want your Trump vote to be confused for racism? Stand up to hate

By Alex Steed on Nov. 18, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
If you don’t want to be stereotyped as racist for your support of then-candidate Trump, it’s time to stand up against his proximity to hate.
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A flyer that reads "First Accept. Then Resist" is seen on the UC Berkeley campus the day after the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in Berkeley, California, Nov. 9, 2016.

The forces that elected Trump threaten the beacon of liberty in a dark world

By Patrick Rael on Nov. 18, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
OpEd: Somehow, it’s always supposed to come right. Somehow — we tell ourselves — it’ll work out. This is America, after all.
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Trump won the presidency, but can he unite a divided nation?

By Mac Herrling on Nov. 17, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
OpEd: Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States. If only the United States were truly united.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks to middle school, high school and college students during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 21, 2016.

Here are 22 times Michelle Obama endured rude, racist, sexist, dumb attacks

By Mikki Kendall, Washington Post on Nov. 17, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
OpEd: There are many things I will miss about the Obama White House. What I won’t miss is the seemingly endless barrage of attacks on her for the most mundane things.
DANA MILBANK
Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich delivers remarks on Dec. 8, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

Trump must disavow the alt-right

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Nov. 17, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
OpEd: Being called a “nut cake” by Newt Gingrich is like being called “ugly” by the proverbial toad, but perhaps I should be flattered that the Donald Trump lieutenant singled out a column of mine condemning Trump’s enabling of the alt-right.
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American Women's suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The forgotten suffragette who helps explain why Clinton lost

By Francis Barry, Bloomberg View on Nov. 17, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
OpEd: Susan B. Anthony deserves all the accolades. But Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony’s friend and mentor, deserves no less. And if Clinton had more of Stanton’s fearlessness, she may well have won the race.
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A man removes the Electoral College Map after a U.S. Election Watch event hosted by the U.S. Embassy at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, November 9, 2016.

The Electoral College has some serious problems. Has the time come to ditch it?

By Andrew Rudalevige on Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
The main repeal argument is simple: that the Electoral College is not directly democratic and violates the principle of “one person, one vote.”
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CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign Stephen Bannon is pictured during a meeting at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, Aug. 20, 2016.

We must fight to keep Steve Bannon out of the White House

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg on Nov. 16, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
OpEd: The battle to keep this man from having a formal role in government is a long shot. But it’s worth fighting.