Presidential or not: What do you think about Donald Trump's responses to 9/11?

As a native New Yorker, Donald Trump has never shied away from commenting on the events of 9/11. A lifelong real estate tycoon, Trump has weighed in on everything from the material used in the Twin Towers to consistently criticizing the resultant war in Afghanistan. From his Manhattan offices, he was closer to the tragedy than any Commander in Chief before him. But has that proximity given him a...
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Is voter fraud a real problem?

Federal prosecutors, working in conjunction with ICE, are attempting to gain access to North Carolina's voting records, citing concerns about fraudulent voters. The subpoenas are for roughly 20 million documents, including "five years of ballots and eight years of voter registration applications" and inquiries into voters' citizenship. The subpoenas are a continuation of the Trump...
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Should 'Never Trump-ers' leave the Republican Party?

Sen. Ben Sasse is the latest Republican to opine the loss of traditional GOP values. Many so-called "Never Trump" Republicans, remnants of the old guard within the party, have discussed leaving the party since Donald Trump took power. They say the party has left them, moving dramatically to the right. Some have resigned Congressional seats in protest, while others are considering changing party...
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Should plastic straws be banned?

The U.K. recently became the first country to ban plastic straws—arguing they are harmful to the environment—and California may follow suit. Advocates say plastic waste is "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world," and a ban on plastic straws is a good thing. But others argue the plastic straw ban has unintended consequences for people with disabilities and could be harmful...
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If Donald Trump wrote a book on the White House, would you read it?

President Donald Trump has vehemently denied every aspect of Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Inside the Trump White House," claiming his White House is a well-oiled machine and he's not the bigoted idiot it portrays. Trump pushed back directly against Woodward, saying he's going to "write the real book!" Finally, a well-researched and detailed account from the only person's whose perspective...
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Is the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed a patriot or a traitor?

In a bombshell New York Times op-ed, an anonymous senior Trump administration official claims there is a shadow government of "patriots" preventing the president from acting on his worst impulses. The author, who refers to the people working against President Trump as the '"resistance," believes they are protecting the country against the whims of an unstable man. Critics say no matter how...
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#BoycottNike vs. #KavaNOPE: Which protest was more effective?

Two protests took place this week on both sides of the ideological spectrum. While conservative sports fans and wearers of athletic attire burned their shoes in response to Nike's decision to partner with Colin Kaepernick, liberal women filed into the Senate hearing for Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh to disrupt the proceedings and get themselves arrested. Everyone's passionate about...
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Should Barack Obama be doing more to fight Trump?

Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail for the midterms, starting with a speech at the University of Illinois. In his speech, he called out President Donald Trump for stoking resentments and "appealing to tribe." Many are calling for Obama to take a more public role in the Democratic Party and push back against Donald Trump and his policies. Yet, the former president has cited precedent and...
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Should the New York Times have published the anonymous op-ed?

One day after bombshell quotes from Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump White House surfaced, the administration faced another leak. The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous senior White House official who claimed to be actively working against President Donald Trump's agenda. Critics were quick to say the Times should have refused to publish the piece without a name. The...
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Is Cory Booker a patriot or just a grandstander?

As Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing continues, Sen. Cory Booker has distinguished himself as one of the most vocal opponents of the proceedings. Booker released confidential emails pertaining to the hearing, acknowledging the penalty of such action could be expulsion from the Senate. Many of Booker's supporters lauded the action, saying Booker's act of civil disobedience was...
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