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The Elizabeth Warren DNA fiasco

A lot of smart people believe that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020. A recent New York magazine profile by Jonathan Chait claimed that she’s winning the invisible primary – building campaign networks, rolling out policy proposals, wooing insiders, intimidating rivals.

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Three things the Republicans got totally wrong

Two weeks from Tuesday, we will no longer have to scan polls and watch fund-raising totals. Until then, however, there are strong signals — from Republicans and mounds of polling data — that the White House and GOP-controlled Congress misunderstood the electorate, badly, in no less than three ways.

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As bombs fly in Yemen, U.S. complicit in war crimes

President Donald Trump didn’t mention it at the United Nations, but America is helping to kill, maim and starve Yemeni children. At least 8 million Yemenis are at risk of starvation from an approaching famine caused not by crop failures but by our actions and those of our allies. The United Nations has called it the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and we own it.

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At United Nations, Trump touts an unrealistic ‘realism’

Odd juxtapositions, absurd contrasts — these are the stuff of humor. People sometimes laugh, nervously, when someone states something that is both true and unacceptable. People sometimes laugh, uproariously, when someone states something that is both false and exaggerated. “In less than two years,” said President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, “my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” And no, those who chuckled in response were not laughing “with” the president.

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