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Opinion | When a Politician and a Lawman Try to Play the Hero- the Lawman Usually Wins - by Gail Collins and Brett Stephens - NYT

Bret Stephens: Gail, I know we need to discuss James Comey’s new book and President Trump’s Twitter neuralgia about it, but I wanted to get your thoughts about the attack in Syria in response to the gas attacks — the suspected gas attacks, I should say — near Damascus.Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served as a top adviser in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, said “It will not stop the war” and “is illegal under international law.” Yet she praised it because “it at least draws a line somewhere and says enough.” What do you think? 420 more words

Do Tips Belong to the Employees Who Receive Them?

It appears, thanks to a Trump administration initiative, that the lives of many tipped employees in restaurants may soon get much worse. On December 5, 2017 the U.S. 2,039 more words

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Code of Silence

It was not a surprise to hear this, but a comment one of my students recently made in class seemed to neatly sum up our anxious and antagonistic national mood: “I really don’t like to express my opinion about anything because people just attack you for what you think.” 701 more words

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How to Destroy a Person’s Life

There are people who dismiss the unwanted sexual attention that so many women—whole continents of them—have reported. What’s the big deal? Sex is normal, it’s everywhere, and not always what you might want. 550 more words

Politics And Economics

Why Our Vote Is the ONLY Thing That Counts

Average Republicans who always vote Republican listened to Trump’s endless lies and name calling during the 2016 election and voted for him. Many who may be Democrats, or maybe not, but who do more thinking about the matter did not vote. 849 more words

Politics And Economics

The Blame Game

Roughly a decade ago, I found myself trying to answer a surprising question from a classroom full of my foreign students: Why do ladders in the U.S. 1,200 more words

Politics And Economics

Do Tips Belong to the Employees Who Receive Them?

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It appears, thanks to a Trump administration initiative, that the lives of many tipped employees in restaurants may soon get much worse. On December 5, 2017 the U.S. 2,040 more words

Politics And Economics