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How the U.S. Can Hold Saudi Arabia Responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder
The intel report released today assesses that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was responsible for the journalist’s killing. That can’t be the end of the story.
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Biden Just Can’t Seem to Quit the Mideast
Friday’s airstrike in Syria is a perfect example of how the U.S. gets stuck in regional conflicts.
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Russian Diplomats Forced to Push Train Trolley Across North Korean Border to Get Home
The group pushed themselves the final half-mile across the border.
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U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Syria Against Iran-Linked Militias
The limited strikes are first public military operation of the Biden administration.
The Capitol Rioters’ Camouflage
“These militias see themselves as the provisional Trump army. We should be concerned.”
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Senate Parliamentarian Blocks $15 Minimum Wage
The boost won't make it into Democrats' COVID relief bill.
So Are French Bulldog Thieves Just Running Around Stealing Dogs?
We asked a pet investigator about what happened to Lady Gaga.
Right Wing Laments Loss of Mr. Potato Head’s Imaginary Genitals as Hasbro Gives Toy Line Gender-Neutral Name
The PC police have detained America's most beloved anthropomorphic root vegetable—and they have their eyes on his penis.
The Political Smearing of Ben Rhodes
And the lessons conservatives and progressives alike can take from it.
Biden Still Hasn’t Reversed Trump’s Most Ridiculous Assault on International Law
He may, partially, agree with it.
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Biden Has Found a Way to Unite the Senate
It’s probably not what he had in mind.
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The Southern Baptist Pastor Who Welcomed Gay Members on Getting Kicked Out of America’s Largest Protestant Denomination
About one-third of the Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, left the church in protest.
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Biden Is About to Face His Toughest International Dilemma Yet
He probably doesn’t want to pull all the troops out of Afghanistan. He definitely doesn’t want to send more in. There may not be a third choice.
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Biden Reverses Trump Effort to Block Legal Immigration, Lifts Green Card Freeze
The freeze “does not advance the interests of the United States.”
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Congress Might Actually Expand the Courts
But will Republicans let Joe Biden fill the new seats?
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Republicans Roll Out Belated and Frantic Strategy to Fight COVID Relief Bill
It's hard to rally the American people against sending the American people checks.
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