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Who needs Washington for environmental sustainability?

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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to dismantle U.S. environmental rules at the same time that President Donald Trump is pretending that a 10-year, $200 billion infrastructure program is really $1.2 trillion. It’s easy to understand why America’s mayors are not counting on Washington to step up with… Read

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Times a changin'? Why America is ripe for protest in 2018

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She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting. Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out to march on Washington, and Jan Rose Kasmir knew she had to join them. "When Trump was elected president, I couldn't not participate. ... It… Read

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World economy at risk from proliferating restrictions on trade and investment

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Trade and investment restrictions are proliferating around the world, driven by a combination of security concerns and protectionist pressures. In each instance, policymakers can usually cite a justification of why trade and investment restrictions are necessary. But taken together, a thickening web of restrictions on cross-border transactions is imposing a… Read

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Some changes to help make baseball great again

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Attendance is down in baseball, though the sample size is small because the season is still young. What caused the drop depends on who you listen to. Unusually cold weather is surely one culprit, and escalating ticket prices are likely another. Teams tanking before the season even began might also… Read

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Arming the world: Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports

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In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year. Trump was acting on behalf of Boeing Co, America's second-largest defense contractor,… Read

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Finally, Comey comes out of his trance

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When we look back on the Age of Trump, we’ll remember a vivid chapter from James Comey’s new book. The FBI director is seized by “the strangest feeling” upon meeting the president-elect in the gilded palace he called home. He looks at the Donald and he sees a Mafia don.… Read

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Syria strike leaves murky, risky aftermath

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The U.S.-led strikes on Syria may be over, at least for now, but the war that produced them – as well as the wider international confrontations that fueled it – is only getting more complex. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Syrian media reported a second suspected Israeli air… Read

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In age of #MeToo, can there be forgiveness, second chances?

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If a man abuses his co-workers and apologizes, should he be forgiven? What about a man who sexually assaults a stranger asleep in bed? Is redemption possible? Last week, Tom Ashbrook, who was fired as host of the popular National Public Radio program "On Point," asked in a column in… Read

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The elephant in the Trump-Abe room

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump this week, their seventh meeting since Trump’s 2016 election victory. Abe was the first foreign leader to meet Trump, and the two countries’ military alliance has helped to sustain peace in East Asia for the past 60 years. This… Read

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What U.S. generals get wrong about Afghanistan

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U.S. Army General John Nicholson is repeating the dangerous mistakes of the past. In a recent interview he echoed the mantra of his predecessors, that the new U.S. military strategy — which includes increasing both air power and the number of American troops training Afghan forces — has fundamentally changed… Read

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