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Demonstrators in Minneapolis ask us to “Reimagine Public Safety” and to “Invest in Education — Not Strangulation” as well as to “Defund the Police.” AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Flawed models for police rules and unions are root cause of brutality

Too often, police have to respond to events that aren’t really police business.
Protesters demand independence at a rally in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on June 15. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

U.S. should sanction Chinese banks for repression in China

If Hong Kong is no longer free, then Washington should revoke its special privileges in trade and banking.
*image credit New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/trump-bible-st-johns.html)

How sad…

Trump just wasted a golden opportunity to try to unite his country.

Storm cloud on the horizon?

The upcoming election could make 2000 look simple and straightforward.

Sometimes crises bring out the best in us, and sometimes not

How are we helping our small businesses and unemployed to survive at this time of crisis? Let's increase the House of Reps salary!

A house divided

How do we heal a division so deep that we embrace a course of action that says “rather than work for change from within, I’ll just vote against someone”?

Whose Ox is Being Gored?

Naively, I hope for a higher standard from our leaders...

Trump as a Christian

How much of a Christian is our President, really?

The Silly Season opens

Cooperation and compromise have become defined as “agree with me, or you are Satan personified”.

Gotcha!

The "gotcha" question culture that sets out to embarrass anyone who is seen in opposition to the views of the questioner.