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GWYNNE DYER
A man walks past a graffiti in Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 13, 2017. The graffiti reads: "Down with Trump ... Rot."

Trump kicked the nuclear hornets nest. Now he’s looking for a way out.

By Gwynne Dyer on Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
It’s not clear that Trump even understands that he is in deep trouble, and that he is at risk of starting a nuclear war in order to prevent one.
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Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia,  Aug. 13, 2017.

I went to counterprotest neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. I witnessed carnage.

By Austin Gonzalez, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
Make no mistake about it: This was an act of terror.
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What a thrill it is when we come to find the deeper meaning in stories

By Todd R. Nelson on Aug. 13, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
We’re accustomed, of course, to a world that is carelessly worded and expressed.
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Kid Rock inducts rock band Cheap Trick at the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. on April 8, 2016.

The GOP has become the party of the grotesque

By George Will, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 11:37 a.m.
The grotesque becoming normal in a national party whose dishonest and, one hopes, futile assault on Mo Brooks is shredding the remnants of its dignity.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 1, 2017.

Why the GOP may kill the filibuster in the end

By Charles Lane, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
For the majority leader, abandoning the filibuster could be the ultimate partisan gamble — high risk, but also, under the right circumstances, high reward.
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People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken, Sept. 27, 2013.

The internet has turned us into rage junkies

By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune on Aug. 13, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
No infraction is small enough or utterly-inconsequential-to-our-lives enough to escape the rage.
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning Province on April 1, 2017.

China is the key to avoiding nuclear ‘fire and fury’ in North Korea

By Greg Wright, The Conversation on Aug. 13, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

She’s ba-ack: Diane Russell joins growing list of gubernatorial candidates

on Aug. 12, 2017, at 2:07 a.m.
It’s too early to talk Election 2018, but I do have a dream ballot — I call them the cojones candidates.
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People walk in front of a monitor showing news of North Korea's fresh threat in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017.

Why US hasn’t brought ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea

By Eli Lake, Bloomberg View on Aug. 11, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
As the world ponders the meaning of President Donald Trump’s threat of “fire and fury” on North Korea, it’s worth asking why his predecessors never took those steps to stop its nuclear program.
ALEX STEED
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump’s North Korea rhetoric got me thinking about what I’ll miss if ‘fire and fury’ comes

By Alex Steed on Aug. 11, 2017, at 7:15 a.m.
“This list represents for me the very real things I’ll miss should we not wake up someday soon, thanks to the arrogance of these cocksure fools.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on opioid addiction and North Korea to reporters at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., Aug. 8, 2017.

At a time like this, Trump’s team sure seems heaven-sent

By Ed Rogers, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
It is unknown how much damage North Korea can inflict in South Korea and elsewhere before its command-and-control systems are destroyed. But it is clear the pace of the potential conflict is quickening.
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China’s rise doesn’t need to end with war against the United States

By Joseph W. McDonnell on Aug. 10, 2017, at 8:25 a.m.
The sudden interest in the ancient conflict has much to do with its parallels with the United States’ rivalry with an ascendant China.
DANA MILBANK
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fish he caught during the hunting and fishing trip which took place in the republic of Tyva in southern Siberia, Russia.

The 144 million people who like Trump best

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
There is absolutely no reason to think Trump’s support has slipped in the slightest among those who like him best.
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President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush meet with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev on Governor's Island in New York on Dec. 7, 1988.

Trump’s immigration vision isn’t the Reagan way

By Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
It is sad that some Republicans seem to have given up on the Reagan idea of a growing pie with bigger slices for all. They should heed Reagan’s vision for unleashing American greatness.
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U.S. soldiers of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry Regiment patrol Sar Howza in Paktika province, Oct. 30, 2012.

America forgot Afghanistan, but Donald Trump’s chief of staff has not

By Markos Kounalakis, Special to McClatchy on Aug. 09, 2017, at 1:13 p.m.
Americans pay more attention to fantasy sports, Instagram feeds and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” than they do to the longest war in America’s history. If there is collective attention deficit disorder, it’s understandable. The war is white noise.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference after talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, June 21, 2017.

Rex Tillerson just erased the reckless red line Trump drew on North Korea

By Greg Sargent, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2017, at 12 p.m.
Make no mistake, Tillerson quietly erased the red line that Trump laid down, and redrew it in a relatively more reasonable place.
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My father values integrity over ‘winning.’ To Donald Trump, he’d be just another loser.

By John Ripton on Aug. 09, 2017, at 8:59 a.m.
“My parents had humility. Trump has none. They taught us right from wrong. Trump has no moral compass.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, Aug. 3, 2017.

Don’t fall for the lies behind Trump’s calls for unity

By Scott Hancock, The Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 09, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
Unity matters — it’s a goal worth working toward. But regardless of its worth or the sincerity of those who call for it, we should be asking who will be sacrificed to achieve it. Because sometimes unity kills.
TOM PEREZ
Preston Johnson rides his horse in search of stray cattle in the new Bears Ears National Monument, in southern Utah, March 7, 2017.

Trump is breaking the federal government’s promises to Native Americans

By Tom Perez, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
Health care is just one area where the administration wants to break government promises to Indian Country.
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U.S. property magnate Donald Trump practices his swing at the 13th tee of his new Trump International Golf Links course on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain, June 20, 2011.

Stop obsessing over Trump’s golf outings

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg View on Aug. 08, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
There are a lot — an awful lot — of things to criticize Donald Trump for. That he plays golf a lot isn’t one of them.