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Portland isn't as liberal as you think

By Zahir Janmohamed
Following the gruesome attack on a Portland train, Zahir Janmohamed writes that there is nothing surprising about encountering bigotry in Portland. Any person of color could tell you that.
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How to build your own country

By Joe Quirk
Joe Quirk writes that if you'd like to live in a country that caters to your own values and lifestyles, you should start your own on the high seas.
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Racism is a crime against God

By Shai Held
In the wake of a suspected race-related crime, Rabbi Shai Held calls upon all religious leaders in America to stand up to bigotry, which he argues is a sin in the eyes of God.
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Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling's box of cards with pictures of fallen soldiers.

We need to earn our fallen soldiers sacrifice

By Mark Hertling
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, but it is also a reminder we have an obligation to live every day honoring their sacrifices, writes Mark Hertling.
World War II veterans lay a wreath during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on April 24, 2017.
Israelis stood silent and sirens rang out for two minutes as the country held its annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / AMIR COHEN        (Photo credit should read AMIR COHEN/AFP/Getty Images)

This isn't how to honor veterans

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
Julian Zelizer: On Memorial Day, Trump needs to think about the veterans who rely on the welfare programs that his proposed budget will cut funding from.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, May 7, 2017. Kushner traveled with President Donald Trump and they where returning to Washington after spending the weekend at Trump's New Jersey golf course.

Stop calling Jared Kushner 'naive'

By Dean Obeidallah
Following the latest Russia revelation, Dean Obeidallah writes that commentators and intelligence officials are wrong to call Jared Kushner naive; he is far too educated and experienced.
Senior advisor Jared Kushner  looks on during a working luncheon with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

How Kushner could play the Nixon card

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
Under new scrutiny after reports that he proposed secret back-channel communications with Russians, the President's son-in-law and trusted advisor could reach for more benign Nixon-era parallels, writes Julian Zelizer. But can these hold up?

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