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What emerges from a tranche of documents, obtained by @washingtonpost , outlining the abject failure of the war in Afghanistan and the decades of lies told about it, is the inescapable notion that the American government refuses to be honest with itself

All these supposedly godly men — Bill Barr, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence and more — rationalize that Trump’s indulgence of certain religious factions absolves him of his sins, says @FrankBruni . Barr is the principal agent of that absolution.

Presidents should be elected and removed by voters. But Trump tried to subvert the will of the people by scheming to use our tax dollars to knock his most feared opponent from the 2020 election, instead of trusting voters to do that, writes @tomfriedman .

"Is it too much to ask for queer women's movies with great storylines, high quality cinematography and great actresses?," asks Am in a comment on @renjender 's essay, "‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Understands Queer Desire."

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The Environmental Working Group found that most of the government's farm bailout money has gone to the nation’s biggest farms. One farm has received $2.8 million in payments.

If your area has a new nonprofit publication you like, support it — by reading it, engaging with it and, yes, sending it some money, says @DLeonhardt 

"A few miles away, my black half siblings grew up in a two parent home ... They have struggled far more than I have to hit those same milestones," writes BB in a comment on @christinajcross 's Op-Ed, "The Myth of the Two-Parent Home."

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"Trump’s genius in 2016 lay in his willingness — indeed, his eagerness — to openly and aggressively unleash the forces of racial and ethnic hostility that Republican elites had quietly capitalized upon for decades," @Edsall  writes

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There is no choice for those who cherish freedom but to support the protests in Hong Kong, as a bill pending in the United States Congress does

The survivors and family members of mass shootings have a message for the leaders of our nation.

"I joined Nike because I wanted to be the best female athlete, ever. Instead, I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and endorsed by Nike," says Mary Cain.

Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today — and what a rollercoaster it has been. We created a friendship anniversary video for Mark Zuckerberg to mark the day.

"Stop sanitizing a tyrannical dictator, argues @Joannahausmann  in this video Op-Ed. "My country deserves change."

It's not a crime to criticize the president. That’s why we fought a revolution against a mad king.

Scott Warren is facing 20 years in prison. His crime? Providing food and water to migrants in Arizona’s deadliest desert corridor.

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